Texas Lightning (film)

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Texas Lightning
Texas lightning film.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Gary Graver
Produced by Jim Sotos
Written by Gary Graver
Starring Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell Jr.
Maureen McCormick
Peter Jason
Music by Tommy Vig
Cinematography Gary Graver
Bruce M. Pasternack
Edited by Drake Silliman
Distributed by Film Ventures International
Release date
June 21, 1981
Running time
91 minutes
Country  United States

Texas Lightning is a 1981 film written and directed by Gary Graver.[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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