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Pure Country

Pure Country is a 1992 American dramatic musical Western film directed by Christopher Cain and starring George Strait in his acting debut, with Lesley Ann Warren, Isabel Glasser and Kyle Chandler. The film was considered a box office bomb, but it grossed over $15 million against a $10 million budget, and the soundtrack was a critical success and, to date, is Strait's best selling album. It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010) and Pure Country: Pure Heart (2017). This movie marked Rory Calhoun's last film appearance. He died on April 28, 1999 at the age of 76.

Plot

At the beginning of the film, an opening credit sequence is shown in the style of Cheers, featuring photographs of his souvenirs that define Dusty's life. And then, we see various shots of the audience chanting "Dusty!", which is repeated throughout. Meanwhile, the band begins, as the smoke and the lights are turned on, we see Wyatt "Dusty" Chandler (George Strait) sporting a beard and ponytail, which made him to look like the late Warren Oates, as he enters the stage, The band begins, and Dusty couldn't find the guitar. So the band starts playing, and he grabs the guitar. He performs "Heartland", "Baby Your Baby", and a shortened version of "Where the Sidewalk Ends". After the concert, Lula has a conversation with Dusty, and he's tired of all the smoke and the lights, and he couldn't hear the music loud, so he stopped singing for three bars. Dusty didn't like the sets, he doesn't like the lights, he doesn't like sneaking his boyfriend in his bus, and he doesn't like cramming his songs down his throat. So Lula wants a cassette tape for Dusty to hear a new single called "Overnight Male". Dusty tells Lula that Buddy Jackson is a member of the road crew. Lula has a conversation with Dusty that he's much more than a road crew, drawing more than 20 people, and had a good taste. During the song, various tour buses are coming to town for Dusty's band. On the road, Dusty wears sunglasses, and performs "Overnight Male". Buddy Jackson (Kyle Chandler) has a conversation with him, telling him to bring the strings, the horns, and the accordion, and there was no accordion. The song plays again, and Lula is arguing with Buddy by telling him not to play the song again. Back at the Shreveport concert, Dusty continues performing "Overnight Male", and then, he performs a blurry version of "Where the Sidewalk Ends", as he puts the guitar down. When the concert was over, they were so many strobe lights when Dusty left the stage. Dusty and the other members of the band leave the stage, and it's better than ever, incredible sound. Lula doesn't want Buddy to be in the tour bus. Earl wants Dusty a beer, and has a conversation with his drummer Earl Blackstock (John Doe). Without telling his manager, Lula (Lesley Ann Warren), he decides to take a walk, but does not say exactly where he is going or for how long. Dusty was waiting for his truck, and he hitches for a ride. So he cuts off his beard and ponytail, revealing that Dusty is clean shaven. The waitress tells Dusty that he's new around here.