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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)
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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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un ragazzo chiamato Tex  »

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The basketball game was shot in the gymnasium of what was, at that time, Broken Arrow Senior High, Broken Arrow Oklahoma. To make it look like a nighttime game, they put thick black paper over the windowpanes. This added to the heat generated by the summer weather, as they were filming daylight hours. 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

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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23 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the rough days of teen life trying to find where one belongs in relationship to one's self, family and friends and the need for change and breaking away.This movie portrays all of that with great care and fantastic acting by the entire cast.I highly recommend it. What a great film this was- there was good acting, a good script, unexpected moments of hilarity- and best of all this film stayed close to the book. Many of the characters' lines in the movie are directly from the book. If you are a fan of S.E. Hinton and her writings, you won't be disappointed by it. In my mind, "Tex" was even better than "The Outsiders," at least in terms of the movies. Matt Dillon is superb as Texas McCormick, a quiet, somewhat immature teenager living in Oklahoma, the usual setting for Hinton's books. There are few moments in the film (don't worry, I won't give them away) that were extremely funny. However, not only is the humor entertaining in the movie, but the drama is well done too. Tex faces changes at home, with his friends Johnny and Jamie, and at school, and the result makes for a captivating story line. The selection for the supporting cast is right on in almost every case- Jim Metzler plays Tex's brother Mason, who has to tend for his younger brother while also looking ahead to college and his own future. Emilio Estevez is Tex's spunky friend Johnny and Meg Tilly is Johnny's independent-minded sister Jamie, the object of Tex's affections. Even the filming and quality of the movie is not bad, considering that it was made two decades ago. The music is usually fitting in each scene, and the script came off sounding realistic and genuine. All in all, this is a movie well worth checking out. I think the only thing wrong with this movie is the rating it received; there's probably enough swearing in this movie to have earned it a PG-13 rating. Highly recommended.


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