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True Stories (1986)

PG  |   |  Musical, Comedy  |  10 October 1986 (USA)
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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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A Completely Cool, Multi-Purpose Movie. See more »

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Musical | Comedy

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alithines istories  »

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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 amount of asparagus changes repeatedly during the dinner party. 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

2. Displayed at very end of credits, below the disclaimer: "IF YOU CAN THINK OF IT, IT EXISTS SOMEWHERE" See more »

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Soy De Tejas
Written and Performed by Steve Jordan
Produced by David Byrne
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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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