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Tex (1982)

PG | | Drama | 30 July 1982 (USA)
After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tex: Um Retrato da Juventude  »

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$7,000,536 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was actually shot at Bixby High School, a town that borders Tulsa, where Hinton grew up. See more »

Goofs

During the shots where it is considered "morning" like when Tex is riding Rowdy before school, where a hungover Tex overhears Mason and Cole's conversation, and when Tex and Mason's father arrives, the sunlight tells us that it is noon, when the story line is supposed to be around 7 or 8 o clock in the morning. See more »

Quotes

Lem Peters: [to mason about why he sells dope] You don't have people depending on you, to take care of!
Tex McCormick: [In Lem's new car] Come on, let's go for a ride!
Mason McCormick: [Points at Tex] What do you think he is? A baboon!
Tex McCormick: Who me?
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Connections

Referenced in Little Sister (2000) 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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