Hard Country (1981)

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Jan-Michael Vincent stars as Kyle Richardson, who works at a dead-end job in a Texas chain-link fence factory. In the tradition of such earlier films as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Richardson enjoys himself only on weekends when he whoops it up with his buddies at the local saloon. His carousing exacts a toll on his relationship with Jodie Lynn Palmer (Kim Basinger, in her film debut). Finally, Jodie delivers an ultimatum: either settle down and get married, or she'll skeedaddle to California, there to try her luck as a country-western singer. Real-life C&W star Tanya Tucker co-stars as Jodie's best friend and role model.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Western , Romance
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Studio:
Associated Film Distribution

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Cast

Jan-Michael Vincent
as Kyle Richardson
Kim Basinger
as Jodie Lynn Palmer
Michael Parks
as Royce Richardson
Tanya Tucker
as Caroline Peters
Gailard Sartain
as Johnny Bob
Sierra Pecheur
as Mama Palmer
John Chappell
as Daddy Palmer
Daryl Hannah
as Loretta Palmer
Lewis Van Bergen
as Ransom Winthrop
Ted Neeley
as Wesley
Danone Camden
as Cowgirl
Holly Haber
as Cowgirl
Richard Moll
as Top Gun
Ron Spivey
as Shitkicker
Cisse Cameron
as Royce's Wife
Jack Rader
as Foreman
Delana Michaels
as Telephone Operator
David Haney
as Bartender
Henry Sanders
as Customer
Garrie Kelly
as Interviewer
A'Leshia Brevard
as Snoopy Lady
Jay Kerr
as Deputy
Cheryl Carter
as Customer
Henry G. Sanders
as Customer
Mitch Carter
as Airport Police #2
Hank Corwin
as Steel Guitar
Dolores Aguirre
as Security Guard
West Buchanan
as Airport Agent
Katy Moffatt
as Special Guest
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Critic Reviews for Hard Country

All Critics (1)

Hard Country explores the challenges facing a man who must reassess his love for an ambitious woman.

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Hard Country

Good cast in a average modern western drama. Kim Basinger is effective in her feature film debut, Jan-Michael Vincent gives a strong and insightful performance. The characters are well defined, the music is great, it's too bad they didn't take a few more chances on the screenplay, but it's well enough done. Good photography and use of locaqle filming.

James Higgins
James Higgins

60/100. Good cast in a average modern western drama. Kim Basinger is effective in her feature film debut, Jan-Michael Vincent gives a strong and insightful performance. The characters are well defined, the music is great, it's too bad they didn't take a few more chances on the screenplay, but it's well enough done. Good photography and use of locaqle filming.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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