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Tex (1982)

PG  |   |  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
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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 ...
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Bob Collins
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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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Tough. Tender. Today. See more »

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Un ragazzo chiamato Tex  »

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When writer of the original novel S.E. Hinton met Matt Dillon (Tex) for the first time, he said in his thick New York accent, "Yo, S.E., I thought you was a man!" Hinton recalls initially being nervous about a city kid playing the character of a country cowboy. Now, Hinton states that she believes this is one of Dillon's best performances. Dillon went on to star in two more film adaptions of Hinton's novels, The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Tex jumped the bike across the creek, his arm is scratched up but the bike does not show any damage considering how hard the bike hit the ground. See more »

Quotes

Fortune Teller: You may think of one yes or no question to yourself.
Tex McCormick: [He sees a horse pass by and thinks about Rowdy] Yeah, Ok.
Fortune Teller: I am sorry the answer is no.
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Referenced in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) 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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