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Big Bad John (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Western | 1 February 1990 (USA)
Jimmy Dean's popular song (released in 1961) is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

Director:

Burt Kennedy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Dean ... Cletus Morgan
Jack Elam ... Jake Calhoun
Ned Beatty ... Charlie Mitchelle
Romy Windsor ... Marie Mitchelle
Jeff Osterhage ... Alvin Mahoney
Ned Vaughn ... Billy Mahoney
Doug English Doug English ... Big Bad John Tyler
Bo Hopkins ... Lester
Buck Taylor ... Bob Simmons
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Nellie
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Blany
Red Steagall Red Steagall ... Monahan
Danny Kamin ... Jacque (as Dan Kamin)
Anne Lockhart ... Lady Police Officer
Adam Caryle Taylor Adam Caryle Taylor ... Young Police Officer
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Jimmy Dean's popular song (released in 1961) is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

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From one hell of a legend comes one hell of a motion picture.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wielki, zly John See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Dean's lead role in this film, based on his popular crossover hit song, would become his last appearance in a theatrical feature film. See more »

Goofs

At 9 mins 36 seconds, a boom mic hovers above Jimmy Dean's head. See more »

Quotes

Lester: You have to find the sheep before you shear him.
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Connections

Referenced in Twist of Fate (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Houston
Written by Larry Gatlin
Performed by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band
Produced by Jerry Crutchfield and Larry Gatlin
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Big Bad Turkey.
7 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

The popular song by Jimmy Dean in the 1950s leads to this really terrible motion picture that never does make a whole lot of sense. Two young people decide to elope to escape her abusive step-father in this cut-and-paste mess that looks like it was thrown together on a boring weekend for the film-makers. The film includes the likes of Doug English (in the titled role), the usually dependable Ned Beatty (I don't know what he is doing in this film) and of course Jimmy Dean himself. Do anything other than sit and watch this. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).


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