Texas Lightning (film)

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Texas Lightning
Texas lightning film.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byGary Graver
Produced byJim Sotos
Written byGary Graver
StarringCameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell Jr.
Maureen McCormick
Peter Jason
Music byTommy Vig
CinematographyGary Graver
Bruce M. Pasternack
Edited byDrake Silliman
Distributed byFilm Ventures International
Release date
June 21, 1981
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

Texas Lightning is a 1981 film written and directed by Gary Graver and starring Cameron Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell Jr., Maureen McCormick, and Peter Jason.[1][2]

The film was originally intended as a serious drama that was to be called The Boys, but the producers demanded that Graver re-edit it into a comedy.[3]


A tough, macho, truck driver decides to make his soft son more manly by taking him hunting. They vacation and go to a honky tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Cameron Mitchell Karl Stover
Cameron Mitchell Jr. Buddy Owen (as Channing Mitchell)
Maureen McCormick Fay
Peter Jason Frank Whitman
J.L. Clark Leonard Simpson
Hope Holiday Mrs. Stover


  • "Mama Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to Be Babies"

Performed by Tony Joe White

  • "Typical Day"

Composed and Sung by Maureen McCormick

  • "Texas Lightning"

Lyrics by Christopher Adler Music by Tommy Vig


  1. ^ Jane, Ian (March 21, 2006). "Texas Lightning". DVD Talk.
  2. ^ "Texas Lighting". TV Guide.
  3. ^ Information from the DVD commentary

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