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Tex (1982)

PG | | Drama | 30 July 1982 (USA)
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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Cast

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Tex McCormick
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Mason McCormick
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Jamie Collins
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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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Hitchhiker
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Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig ...
Connie
Jeff Fleury ...
Roger
Suzanne Costollos ...
Fortune Teller (as Suzanne Costallos)
Marilyn Redfield ...
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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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Tough. Tender. Today. See more »

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Also Known As:

Tex: Um Retrato da Juventude  »

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Trivia

Jim Metzler was 30 years old when he was cast as the 17-year-old Mason McCormick. See more »

Goofs

When Tex and Mason go to Tulsa, they are seen going over the Arkansas River Bridge in Tulsa. Yet before they pick up the hitchhiker,they are going through Tulsa (note the tall building in the background), and then they pick up the hitchhiker. While they are going down Highway 64, they go through Bixby without going over the Arkansas River bridge from Tulsa. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Carlson: And Tex, I don't want another report on "Smokey the Cow Horse"
Tex McCormick: Yeah, but I read it everytime
Ms. Carlson: Why don't you read another book by the same author?
Tex McCormick: You mean, that guy, wrote another book?
Ms. Carlson: Yes Tex, in the library.
Tex McCormick: Oh, wow!
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Connections

Referenced in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Godfather (Main Theme)
(uncredited)
Written by Nino Rota
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Excellent Disney family drama
26 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Has there ever been anybody who could play troubled teenagers as well as Matt Dillon could? His performance as a fifteen-year-old rural boy who is being raised by his older brother is his best; at least of his earlier films. The director Tim Hunter gives the movie a slow and steady slice of life feel, as the two siblings deal with problems involving friends, money, horses, sex, and in a ridiculously false scene - drug dealers. Overall it's a surprisingly mature and straightforward family drama from Disney. Ben Johnson has a memorable part as the repressive father of both Meg Tilly and Emilio Estevez. ***1/2 out of ****


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