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Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 May 1990 (USA)
Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.

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Orville
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Evalita
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Sara Lee
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Harmony
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Lurlene
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Marlene
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Daddy
Molly McClure ...
Mama Wheelis
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Clarence
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Sid
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Little Evalita
Carolyn Brooks ...
Linnie Sue
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Little Sara Lee
Justin Smith ...
Little Orville
Katherine A. Torn ...
Little Lurlene
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Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.

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Buford Turnover is going to heaven...his family is going through hell.

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Caccia al testamento  »

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$1,373,728 (USA)
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The majority of the movie was filmed in the MT Cole home place on the Cole Ranch. The house was built and occupied by MT Cole and his wife "Mammy" Cole. In the end credits, the film is dedicated to "Mammy" Cole, who passed away during filming and never got to see the movie. See more »

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Evalita's silver belt continuously appears and disappears while she's singing "Daddy You Can't Blame Me." See more »

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Lurlene: [regarding Evalita's latest husband] Well, I guess we shouldn't judge... but it's just so HARD!
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You Find Your Way
Written by David McHugh
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Published by Shadow Canyon Music (ASCAP)
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Touching and funny story excellently portrayed.
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The characters represent a variety of small town stereotypes that many will be quick to recognize. This humorous look at family dysfunction, love, culture and catharsis is touching and often painfully accurate. The movie shows how one family can produce a wide variety of personalities which come into conflict as each grows older and confronts their own life issues. Moreover it demonstrates how difficult it is for each to trust and understand the motives of the others. Rheinhold provides an interesting catalyst as the incarnation of an outward focused stereotype of "big city" loose morals.

It reminds me of so many family get togethers where misconstrued intentions, conflictive personalities and misunderstanding overshadow shared history and love. Though not well known, it is my favorite movie.


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