Taglines: The loving was easy. It’s the leaving that’s hard.
Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker boyfriend Kyle wants to stay in Texas.
Hard Country is a 1981 American drama film directed by David Greene and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, and Michael Parks. Written by Michael Kane and Michael Martin Murphey, the film is about a young woman who longs to escape the limitations of life in a small Texas town to pursue her dreams. She is prevented from leaving by her factory worker boyfriend who does not want her to move to the big city. The film features appearances by country music artists Tanya Tucker and Michael Martin Murphey.
Hard Country (1981)
Directed by: David Greene
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain, Sierra Pecheur, Daryl Hannah, Tanya Tucker, Lewis Van Bergen
Screenplay by: Michael Kane
Production Design by: Edward Richardson
Cinematography by: Dennis Dalzell
Film Editing by: John A. Martinelli
Costume Design by: Dianne Kennedy
Set Decoration by: James L. Berkey
Music by: Jimmie Haskell, Michael Martin Murphey
Distributed byB AFD
Release Date: April 23, 1981