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Writers (WGA):
Richard Christian Matheson (written by) &
Tom Szolossi (written by)
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Release Date:
13 July 1988 (USA) See more »
In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie "Stephi" Lawrence and work with his father-in-law... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Insultingly stupid rating here for a clean, entertaining and well made movie! See more (8 total) »


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George Newbern ... Travis Rogers

Leslie Hope ... Stephanie Lawrence

Kimberly Foster ... Jonni Tigersmith

Barry Corbin ... George Lawrence

Anthony Geary ... Wheel / Giuseppe's voice

Frances Lee McCain ... Joyce Rogers

Patrika Darbo ... Dee Dee

Marco Perella ... Dave
Bill Bolender ... Judd Rogers
Jerry Biggs ... Dolan

Scott Fults ... Barry

Jim Holmes ... Walter

John Hussey ... Preacher

Mickey Jones ... Bucholtz

Bill Thurman ... Bus Driver
Ann Walker ... Jasmine

Glenn Withrow ... Frank
Ralph Ahn ... Wang
Brian Apthorpe ... Mr. Brill
Tricia Avery ... Seamstress #1

Theresa Bell ... Lisa

Megan Blake ... Megan

J. Cynthia Brooks ... Louise (as Cindy Brooks)
Bobbie Candler ... Tina
Cora Cardona ... Woman in car

Leland Crooke
Joe Delane ... O.T.
Cecella Flores ... Carlotta
Weasel Forshaw ... Bartender (as Wes Foreshaw)
Vernon Grote ... Butcher

John Hawkes ... Thief #2
David Hussey ... Theo
Dale Kassel ... Baker

Robert Knott ... Spence
Dennis Letts ... Bus Clerk
Linwood ... Jo Jo
Ada Lynn ... Organist
Jim Mason ... Florist

Matthew Posey ... Hotel Clerk
David Poynter ... Thief #1
Paula Reano ... Cheerleader #1
Kate Rodger ... Tammy (as Kathleen Rodger)
Karl Schaeffer ... Pedro

Julius Tennon ... Jake
Sheila Wilson ... Elizabeth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scott Sligar ... Social Drinker (uncredited)

Directed by
David Beaird 
Writing credits
Richard Christian Matheson (written by) &
Tom Szolossi (written by) (as Thomas Szollosi)

Produced by
Robert Lawrence .... producer
Steve Nicolaides .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming 
Film Editing by
David Garfield 
Casting by
Paul Bengston 
David Cohn 
Production Design by
Richard Hoover 
Art Direction by
Mark Billerman 
Gregory Bolton 
Okowita  (as Michael Okowita)
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
Costume Design by
Reve Richards 
Makeup Department
Fred Lackey III .... hair stylist
Patty York .... makeup artist
Art Department
Barby Kirk Biven .... property master
Don 'Tex' Clark .... on-set dresser
Linda Kiffe .... property master
Amy Ryder .... leadman
George Toomer Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
Stacy Brownrigg .... sound utility
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist
Michael Herbick .... re-recording mixer
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Greg Hull .... special effects
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator
Charles Croughwell .... stunt double (as Charlie Croughwell)
Daniel K. Moore .... stunt double (as Danny Moore)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Calvin .... still photographer
Linda Field .... grip
John Johns .... video playback operator
Arthur Krauss .... special cinematographer
Rick A. West .... gaffer
Casting Department
Beth Holmes .... casting associate
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Dan Conte .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Todd Hayen .... conductor
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor
Transportation Department
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Paula Barrett-Barbier .... script supervisor (as Paula Barrett)
Sarah Elgart .... choreographer
Mark A. Hatley .... production assistant
Ken Sax .... still photgrapher
Mike Childress .... stage manager (uncredited)

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81 min
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: Early in the bus ride to the big city, Travis speaks to the bus driver, then sits down and talks to his seat-mate. In a brief shot towards the front of the bus, the bus' windshield is seen to be solid bright green, indicating a missing rear projection effect that should have shown the road the bus was traveling.See more »
Wheel:The Constitution wasn't written on an etch-a-sketch, but every once in a while you gotta twist the knobs a little.See more »


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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Insultingly stupid rating here for a clean, entertaining and well made movie!, 5 July 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Absolutely moronic user-rating for such a pleasant and well made little film which being in Australia, I have only ever known as MY USED CAR. It would lead one to believe that decency, LACK of vitriol, language and violence just doesn't sit well with today's viewing audience. I agree with whoever likened this to THE WEDDING SINGER. Both films promote a feel-good yet family-orientated slant on youthful zest and maybe even excess.

Just days before his wedding to Stephanie (and has ANYONE ever seen a prettier girl, let alone a BRIDE than exquisite cutie - Leslie Hope?) young Travis just HAS to have himself a new supercar...some kinda tricked-up Lambo look-alike the majority of which was "made in Taiwan!" His dreams turns to an outright horror-show when the car falls apart like a cheap suit. Time, he thinks to take it up to the shonky car dealership and its rat-bag owner!

While Stephanie and her long suffering dad, together with wall to wall guests line the church waiting with little expectation of ever seeing Travis again ("Never did trust that boy" intones her dad at regular intervals) our hero is living his revenge, with the help of the beautiful sales girl who persuaded him to buy the wreck in the first place. Will Stephanie have to take a back-seat to the new Jill-come- lately? Is someone else going to get heartbroken here? Will he make the wedding? Well, whaddya think?

I loved this film - any romantic would! if you don't like it - don't watch it! Realistically a 6.5! It doesn't AIM any higher!

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