Release dateApril 1981 (1981-04) (USA) WriterMichael Kane (story), Michael Martin Murphey (story), Michael Kane GenresDrama, Western, Romance Film, Action/Adventure CastJan-Michael Vincent (Kyle), Kim Basinger (Jodie), Michael Parks (Royce), Gailard Sartain (Johnny Bob), Sierra Pecheur (Mama), John Chappell (Daddy) Similar moviesKim Basinger appears in Hard Country and Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold
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.