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True Stories (1986)

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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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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"It's a completely cool, multi-purpose movie." See more »

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Musical | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Alithines istories  »

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

The "Puzzling Evidence" segment of the film was inspired by the Church of the Sub-Genius, a parody faith that David Byrne is a member of. In "church" lore, Puzzling Evidence is the name of the assassin of the religion's fictional founder, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. See more »

Goofs

As the narrator is walking through the mall, we see Waldenbooks more than once. See more »

Quotes

Louis Fyne: I'm a dancing fool.
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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

Spoofs Koyaanisqatsi (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Road Song Source Bookends
Written by Meredith Monk
Produced by Gary Kurfirst and David Byrne
Performed by Capucine DeWulf
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People Like Us. Do You Know Who You Are? You're All The Dream Operators.
21 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

do you know who you are. you're the dream operators. so stop f--king with other people's dream and dream your dream. it's not always what your conscious mind supposes, so, be prepared.

the film? oh it's just another one of those all-American masterpieces all about a place that is really like no where else in the world. good or bad. this is a film America should be proud of. it makes us look good. it makes us all seem a little unconscious and dreamy, but hey, everyone seems happy and friendly. especially Lewis "the bear", he seems friendly and happy. he just needs to find that certain someone to feel complete with.

who wants freedom? who wants justice? who really does care when you can just have someone to love. meow meow meow meow.


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