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A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singer
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Kay Culver
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The Lying Woman
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Earl Culver
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The Cute Woman
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples ...
Mr. Tucker
Tito Larriva ...
Ramon (as Humberto 'Tito' Larriva)
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The Preacher
Matthew Posey ...
The Computer Guy
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Miss Rollings
Freeman Beatty ...
Lip-Syncher
Evelyn Box ...
Hey Now Kid
Kevin Box ...
Hey Now Kid
Amy Buffington ...
Linda Culver
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Storyline

David Byrne of Talking Heads fame visits a typical (and fictional) Texas town, on the eve of the town's celebration of the state's sesquicentennial. He meets various colorful local characters, most notably Lewis Fyne, a big-hearted bachelor in search of matrimony. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@aol.com>

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Musical | Comedy

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Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,545,142 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'David Byrne''s band Talking Heads was unable to perform at Live Aid due to Byrne's commitment to this film. See more »

Goofs

The movie supposedly takes place in the town of Virgil, Texas. However, in one scene where little children in 4-H shirts are dancing in a field, a water tower is briefly visible in the background that clearly says "RED OAK". See more »

Quotes

Earl Culver: Welcome to our talent show under the stars.
Earl Culver: Before we begin, I want to just tell you a
Earl Culver: little story that I heard about Texas recently
Earl Culver: in a local tavern. It seems though God was
Earl Culver: working around the earth here, trying to make
Earl Culver: it beautiful just like the rest of the world.
Earl Culver: He had to knock off because it was nighttime.
Earl Culver: And he said, "I'll come back tomorrow and make
Earl Culver: it just as pretty as the rest of the world,
Earl Culver: with lakes and streams and mountains and
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Crazy Credits

1. Two columns of rolling credits run at different speeds. Left faster than right, then right faster than left. See more »

Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Dinner Music
Written and Produced by David Byrne
Performed by Kronos Quartet
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2 February 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie made me a different person, to watch David Byrne was a heartwarming experience. Sometimes it's a slow moving picture but it picks up the pace in just the right time to make you feel involved in the characters. To put it frank - this was a mind blowing experience. Some people may come to the conclusion that this is just a simple movie about simple people - and these people are right. But my dear friends, ask yourselves; how often do you see that - once in a lifetime! The reason that I haven't said anything concrete about the movie is that it's a picture in the same class as Lost Highway, try to say something about that movie, it's not easy, see it and become a better human being.


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