A Small Town in Texas

A Small Town in Texas

Director: Jack Starrett Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Susan George, Bo Hopkins

DVD (Wide Screen)

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This by-the-numbers action-revenge drama that plays like several other similarly-plotted, good ol' boy pulp flicks of its era, such as Billy Jack (1971) and Walking Tall (1973). Timothy Bottoms stars as Poke Jackson, a convict who's just been released from prison after a stint for drug trafficking. The catch is that Poke was innocent, having been framed for the crime by a corrupt lawman, Sheriff Duke (Bo Hopkins). Poke makes his way home to his beautiful girlfriend Mary Lee (Susan George) and their illegitimate son, only to find that Duke has moved into his place as Mary's lover. Incensed, Poke sets out on a course of vengeance that will pit him against the tough cop and culminate in a lethal car chase. With supporting characters named "Bull," "Cleotus," and "Buford," the redneck pedigree of A Small Town in Texas (1976) is distinct. The film was penned by screenwriter William W. Norton, who wrote several better examples of this high-octane, macho genre, including White Lightning (1973) and Gator (1976).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/2011
UPC: 0883904256830
Original Release: 1976
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 83,361

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Bottoms Poke
Susan George Mary Lee
Bo Hopkins Duke
Art Hindle Boogie
John Karlen Lenny
Morgan Woodward C.J. Crane
Patrice Rohmer Trudy
Hank Rolike Cleotus
Clay Tanner Junior
George "Buck" Flower Bull Parker

Technical Credits
Jack Starrett Director
Lou Arkoff Executive Producer
Charles Bernstein Score Composer
Elayne Barbara Ceder Art Director
Jodie Copelan Editor
John C. Horger Editor
Robert Jessup Cinematographer
Larry L. Mills Editor
Paul Nuckles Stunts
Joe Solomon Producer

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