Texas Lightning

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"They're stormin' on the taverns... thunderin' over the roads... and just plain having a good ol' time!"
  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.1  (232)

As a Texas ranger, Booger Skaggs (Cameron Mitchell) is on a mission to rid the state of the reckless criminal acts of Billy Clyde Puckett (Sonny Carl Davis) and his wild gang. Skaggs and his partners set up an ambush, but the plan goes awry, and Puckett escapes with the loot. Skaggs is determined not to let Puckett get away that easily and sets out with his son and his partner's daughter to capture Puckett and his cronies.

In the meantime, Puckett et al have met up with a singer named Ella Sue (Maureen McCormick), who has left her abusive husband back in Tennessee. Ella is smitten with Puckett, and the two begin a romantic relationship.

As Skaggs and his team continue the pursuit, they run into several obstacles, including a clash with a band of tough bikers and a run-in with a corrupt sheriff (George Lindsey) who is in cahoots with Puckett.

The chase becomes more dangerous and complicated, and Skaggs must use all his wit and experience to outsmart his adversaries. Along the way, he unearths some unexpected truths and realizes that not all is as it seems.

Texas Lightning is a classic action-packed western with a modern twist. It is gritty, poignant, and entertaining. What sets this film apart is its realistic portrayal of the society and culture of Texas. The characters are flawed and nuanced, and the dynamics between them are complex and authentic.

Cameron Mitchell delivers a compelling performance as Skaggs, who is tough but vulnerable. Mitchell Jr. brings a youthful energy to his role as Skaggs' son, and McCormick shines in her portrayal of the seductive Ella Sue. Together, they create a powerful presence on screen that keeps the viewers engaged and invested in the story.

The film's direction by Gary Graver is solid, and the cinematography is top-notch. The rugged landscapes of Texas are captured beautifully, and the action sequences are choreographed with precision and skill.

The movie's music is also noteworthy, with a blend of country, rock, and blues that perfectly complements the mood and tone of the film. The classic guitar riffs and soulful vocals add to the film's authenticity and atmosphere.

In conclusion, Texas Lightning is an entertaining and engaging film that offers a unique perspective on the American West. It is a must-see for fans of westerns and action films, as well as those who appreciate a good story with compelling characters. The film leaves a lasting impression and is sure to be remembered as a classic of its genre.

Texas Lightning is a 1981 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    1 hr 31 min
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    4.1  (232)