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Hard to Hold (1984)

PG | | Drama, Music | 6 April 1984 (USA)
A famous rock star falls in love with a child psychologist who has ears only for the classics, and has never heard of him.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Thomas Hedley Jr. (story) (as Tom Hedley), Richard Rothstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Springfield ... James Roberts
Janet Eilber ... Diana Lawson
Patti Hansen ... Nicky Nides
Albert Salmi ... Johnny Lawson
Gregory Itzin ... Owen
Peter Van Norden ... Casserole
Bill Mumy ... The James Roberts Band - Keyboard
Tony Fox Sales Tony Fox Sales ... The James Roberts Band - Guitar
Mike Baird Mike Baird ... The James Roberts Band - Drums
Robert Popwell Robert Popwell ... The James Roberts Band - Bass (as Robert 'Pops' Popwell)
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Toby
Heather Haase Heather Haase ... Cal Mussetter (as Heather Devore-Haase)
Carole Tru Foster Carole Tru Foster ... Mrs. Mussetter
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Maitre d'
Frank Ronzio ... Flower Vendor
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Storyline

Rock star Jaime Roberts (Rick Springfield) is living the highlife and is used to having his way with women. He meets child psychologist Diana Lawson, who only has ears for the classics, and has never heard of him. Complications arise when his crazy ex-girlfriend Nicky Nides remains a member of his band, and isn't ready to give up easily. Love is hard to find when the whole world is watching. Great soundtrack by Rick Springfield as well as Peter Gabriel, Graham Parker and Nona Hendryx. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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He's a rock star on a roll. She's more into traditional music. He wants the spotlight. She wants the quiet life. He lives for freedom and excitement. She wants a commitment. They're as different as two people could be . . . and as much in love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie featured at the time seven brand new Rick Springfield songs. See more »

Goofs

When Jamie sends flowers to Diana (at around 12 mins), they are pink and red, but when his road guy comes back with the refused flowers, they are yellow. See more »

Quotes

Diana Lawson: Will you stop harassing me? I know who you are, you're a rock person of some sort.
James Roberts: Do you like my music?
Diana Lawson: No, I don't like your music.
James Roberts: Why?
Diana Lawson: It's bubblegum!
James Roberts: Yeah? Well 21 million Americans seem to think different!
Diana Lawson: Well, bully for them!
James Roberts: *Bully* for them? What kind of word is "bully"? What kind of music do you like?
Diana Lawson: Tony Bennett.
James Roberts: Jesus...
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Connections

Edited into The Green Fog (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Somebody
Performed by Rick Springfield
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No all THAT bad
30 January 2006 | by kim-562See all my reviews

This movie wasn't the worst movie made. Don't go to see it if you want to have deep thoughts! We are NOT talking Masterpiece Theatre! If you are a Rick Springfield fan (and there are a lot of us!) you will love this. Rick Springfield is NOT the worst actor around. It has a good story and GREAT music! It is a good love story. What normal woman doesn't fantasize about a famous, gorgeous, and nice man sweeping her off her feet?!?! Perfect 80s fun! Patti Hansen (Keith Richards' woman) is nutty and beyond, but it worked for her character. The most important reason to see it? A scene involving Rick Springfield that MAY or MAY NOT stay on! Bottom Line -- this movie is the perfect thing to watch when you want to have a bit of fantasy and not get hit over the head with how artistic or political it is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forever One See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,410,001, 8 April 1984

Gross USA:

$11,113,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,113,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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