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True Stories (1986)

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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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The Lying Woman
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The Cute Woman
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples ...
Mr. Tucker
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Ramon (as Humberto 'Tito' Larriva)
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The Preacher
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Freeman Beatty ...
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Evelyn Box ...
Hey Now Kid
Kevin Box ...
Hey Now Kid
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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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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Alithines istories  »

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$2,545,142
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In between takes of the talent show sequence in which Louis sings "People Like Us", a crew member was delighting others with his adaptation, "Teamsters Like Us". 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

Narrator: Some people say 'Freeways are the Cathedrals of our time'. Not me.
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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

Features Aluminum on the March (1956) See more »

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Brownie's Theme
Written, Produced and Performed by David Byrne
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Go south
2 February 2006 | by 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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