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
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"It's a completely cool, multi-purpose movie."
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Did You Know?
Most of the commercials seen before and during the Love for Sale musical number were genuine TV ads of the day, including Victor Kiam
's famous Remington shaver ad with its slogan "I liked it so much, I bought the company!" According to David Byrne
, many of the characters in this film were inspired by actual supermarket tabloid stories. See more
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
Be sexy in business. Be successful at night.
1. Two columns of rolling credits run at different speeds. Left faster than right, then right faster than left. See more
Spoofs Purple Rain
Written by David Byrne
Produced by Talking Heads
Performed by Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
and Talking Heads See more