Uphill All the Way

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Uphill All the Way
Directed by Frank Q. Dobbs
Produced by David L. Ford (producer)
Burr Smidt (producer)
Mel Tillis (executive producer)
Renée Valente (executive producer)
Bob Younts (associate producer)
Written by Frank Q. Dobbs
Starring Roy Clark
Mel Tillis
Burl Ives
Glen Campbell
Trish Van Devere
Frank Gorshin
Richard Paul
Music by Dennis M. Pratt
Cinematography Roland 'Ozzie' Smith
Edited by Chuck Weiss
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date
  • January 1986 (1986-01)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Uphill All The Way is a 1986 comedy western film starring Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Burl Ives, Trish Van Devere, Elaine Joyce, Frank Gorshin and Sheb Wooley.


Two bumbling good ol' boys, Ben and Booger, are thrown off a train after failing to show their tickets. They wander into a saloon/brothel and attempt unsuccessfully to cheat their way into a fortune at the card table.

Penniless, they try to trade their shotgun for a loan at the bank, causing a teller to sound the alarm. They try to escape by hitching a lift from a driver who thinks they’re stealing his car at gunpoint, and runs away to demand that they face justice. The sheriff forms a posse to capture them, but two of his soldiers are terrorized by Ben and Booger with their shotgun and allow them to steal their horse and uniforms. The captain of the posse orders the two bogus troopers to join the hunt, and there is a chaotic chase across the west, with gunfights galore. Ben and Booger escape by train into Mexico, but can’t find their tickets, so once again they get flung off the train. We’re left to assume that they’re off to launch their next fraudulent scheme.


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