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Tex (1982)

 -  Drama  -  30 July 1982 (USA)
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Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

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Tex McCormick
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Mason McCormick
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Jamie Collins
Bill McKinney ...
Pop McCormick
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Mrs. Johnson
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Cole Collins
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Johnny Collins
Jack Thibeau ...
Coach Jackson
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Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig ...
Connie
Jeff Fleury ...
Roger
Suzanne Costollos ...
Fortune Teller (as Suzanne Costallos)
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Kelly
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Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

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His father's gone. His mother's a memory. His brother's moving on. But Tex McCormick isn't giving in. See more »

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Un ragazzo chiamato Tex  »

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Trivia

Several mock-up sets duplicating Tex's house were built inside the National Guard Armory building on the campus of Broken Arrow Senior High. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Tex rides Rowdy in the stalls, the red pickup is seen on the left side of the house. When Tex goes in the house the truck is parked on the right side of the house. And when Johnny comes up on his motorbike to pick up Tex, the pickup truck is in the front, when no one went outside to move the pickup truck. See more »

Quotes

Tex McCormick: [Whimpers] Oh no...
Mason McCormick: [walks into Tex's room] Tex? You alright? You lose Something?
Tex McCormick: [laying under his bed with only his feet sticking out] It's kinda nice down here. Cool and Quiet.
Mason McCormick: Yeah, well maybe you should hurry it up so you can come have breakfast under the kitchen table. Then maybe you can catch a ride under the school bus!
Tex McCormick: [Gets up from under his bed and wraps a blanket around him] You would like that wouldn't you?
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Referenced in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985) See more »

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The Godfather (Main Theme)
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Written by Nino Rota
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Matt Dillon's cinematic S.E. Hinton trilogy begins
18 February 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would rank "Tex" as the second best of the S.E. Hinton adaptations starring Matt Dillon (happy birthday, Matt!) behind "The Outsiders"; "Rumble Fish" was too weird to make any sense. This one casts him a young man trying to make his way in Oklahoma after his mother dies. Although its status as a Disney movie gives it kind of a strange feeling, it still comes out very well, with good performances by pretty much all the cast members. But I will say that he reached his apex with "The Outsiders". In all these movies, he was showing the sort of talent that eventually earned him an Oscar nomination for "Crash". Worth seeing. Also starring Meg Tilly, Frances Lee McCain (the "Gremlins" mom), Ben Johnson, Emilio Estevez and Zeljko Ivanek.


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