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Painted Hero (1997)

A rodeo clown meets a woman who, during one night, dies under suspicious circumstances. The man is blamed for her murder, and now he has to clear his name.

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Terry Benedict
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dwight Yoakam ... Virgil Kidder
Michelle Joyner ... Katelin
Kiersten Warren ... Teresa
Cindy Pickett ... Sadie
John Getz ... Sheriff Acuff
Bo Hopkins ... Brownie
Walton Goggins ... Roddy
James Terry McIlvain James Terry McIlvain ... (as Terry McIlvain)
Peter Fonda ... Ray the Cook
Brent Anderson ... Clay
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ... Luke
Bill Thurman ... Old Man Bolen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dana Jackson ... May (scenes deleted)
Brad Leland ... Deputy
Brandon Lilly Brandon Lilly ... Bullrider
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A rodeo clown meets a woman who, during one night, dies under suspicious circumstances. The man is blamed for her murder, and now he has to clear his name.

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Dodging bulls is dangerous. Dodging bullets is deadly

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half a Dog's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Denton, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Virgil Kidder: You just stabbed me with a corn dog stick!
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Dwight Yoakam and Bo Hopkins fans pay attention .......
20 August 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Painted Hero" is a rodeo movie with some intrigue and a murder. The acting, especially by Dwight Yoakam and Bo Hopkins is totally acceptable. Unfortunately the film has several flaws that detract. First, certain scenes seem to go on forever. Some strategic trimming would have helped. As is the movie takes way too long getting to a very underwhelming conclusion. Certain parts of "Painted Hero" are left unexplained so there is a feeling throughout that the story should have been better developed. At 105 minutes, things drag considerably, especially in the middle section. Nevertheless, this is recommended for fans of Yoakam and Hopkins. - MERK


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