After winning a beauty contest in Texas, a teen-aged girl is unprepared for the demands of travel, press conferences and interviews that go with winning the title and participating in a national beauty pageant.

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Sally Butterfield
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After winning a beauty contest in Texas, a teen-aged girl is unprepared for the demands of travel, press conferences and interviews that go with winning the title and participating in a national beauty pageant.

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27 December 1982 (USA)  »

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[Buzz and Petey awaken Sally wearing their mother's evening dresses]
Buzz ButterfieldPetey Butterfield: Good morning, your highness, good morning / Your runner-ups come in dismay / Although you're quite hideous / You can't get rid of us / We'll haunt you to your dying day.
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Dull and prosaic beauty pageant movie with a young Diane Lane
4 January 2016 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

Released to TV in 1982, "Miss All-American Beauty" stars Diane Lane as the Texas winner of a Miss America-like pageant. The story chronicles her transformation as she suddenly transfers from the normal lifestyle of a good-looking young American woman to the hectic life of a famous beauty queen and everything that goes with it.

While I enjoyed going back to 1981 and Diane looks great, not to mention the other peripheral beauties, this movie is relatively boring, uneventful and unimaginative. It's got "TV movie" written all over it and not in a good way (like, say, the excellent "Pray for the Wildcats" or "Gargoyles"). But it's okay and worthwhile if you're a Lane fan.

The movie runs 96 minutes and was shot in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.

GRADE: C


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