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The big-screen debut of country singer George Strait is a familiar tale of a star returning to his roots, a route traveled the same year by John Mellencamp in John Mellencamp (1992). Strait plays Dusty Chandler, one of the hottest performers in country music. Dusty feels that his elaborate stage show is overwhelming his music, a suspicion confirmed one night when he forgets several bars of a chart-topping hit and his fans don't even notice. Disillusioned, Dusty tells his manager Lula (Lesley Ann Warren) and best buddy Earl (John Doe) that he's taking a break. After shaving his beard and cutting off his ponytail, Dusty heads for the small farm town where he grew up, visiting his wise old grandmother (Molly McClure) and ending up at the ranch of the Tucker family, where nobody recognizes him. He becomes a hired hand, earning the respect of owner Ernest (Rory Calhoun) and falling in love with Ernest's daughter Harley (Isabel Glasser), a woman determined to save the struggling spread with victory in a Las Vegas rodeo. When Dusty learns that Lula has secretly replaced him onstage with her boyfriend (Kyle Chandler), he stages a showdown that wins Harley's affections. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 1992

Cast

George Strait
as Dusty Wyatt Chandler
Lesley Ann Warren
as Lula Rogers
Isabel Glasser
as Harley Tucker
Kyle Chandler
as Buddy Jackson
John Doe
as Earl Blackstock
Rory Calhoun
as Ernest Tucker
Molly McClure
as Grandma Ivy Chandler
Fred Ellis
as Private Detective
Sharon Howard-Field
Evelyn Purtak
as Assistant
James Terry McIlvain
as Tim Tucker
Toby Metcalf
as J.W. Tucker
Mark Walters
as Al
Jeff Prettyman
as Bobby Louis
David Anthony
as Dusty's Band
Gene Elders
as Dusty's Band
Terry Hale
as Dusty's Band
Rondel Huckaby
as Dusty's Band
Benny McArthur
as Dusty's Band
Rick McRae
as Dusty's Band
Sharon Thomas
as Monique James
Gil Glasgow
as Bartender
Fred Fontana
as Courier
Eric Randall
as Reporter
Loretta Holloway
as Reporter
Roy Kieffer
as Reporter
Bob Tallman
as Rodeo Announcer
Rick McRae
as Dusty's Band
Evelyn Purtak
as Assistant
Roy Kieffer
as Reporter
Gil Glasgow
as Bartender
Gene Elders
as Dusty's Band
Toby Metcalf
as J.W. Tucker
Fred Ellis
as Private Detective
Loretta Holloway
as Reporter
James Terry McIlvain
as Tim Tucker
Rondel Huckaby
as Dusty's Band
Terry Hale
as Dusty's Band
Sharon Thomas
as Monique James
Eric Randall
as Reporter
David Anthony
as Dusty's Band
Fred Fontana
as Courier
Mark Walters
as Al
Benny McArthur
as Dusty's Band
Jeff Prettyman
as Bobby Louis

Crew

Christopher Cain
Director
Jerry Weintraub
Producer
Richard Bowen
Cinematographer
Steve Dorff
Composer (Music Score)
Robin Katz
Editor
Jack Hofstra
Editor
Jeffrey Howard
Production Designer
Susan Ekins
Associate Producer
R.J. Louis
Executive Producer
Derek R. Hill
Set Designer
Norman Langley
Camera Operator
Sean McLin
Camera Operator
Sharon Howard-Field
Casting
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