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Eli Cummins in Dakota


1988 PG

Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Dakota, a troubled teen who hits the road in search of himself. Running from his tragic past, Dakota just might find his future with the family of the kindhearted Texas rancher (Eli Cummins) who takes him in. This sensitive coming-of-age drama co-stars DeeDee Norton as the rancher's pretty daughter and Jordan Burton as the rancher's disabled son, who gets a new lease on life through his friendship with Dakota.