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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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$1,373,728 (USA)
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Majority of the movie filmed on historic Cole Ranch just outside of Denton. 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 »

Quotes

Lurlene: [regarding Evalita's latest husband] Well, I guess we shouldn't judge... but it's just so HARD!
[chuckling]
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What A Love's Supposed To Be
Written and Performed by Kimmle Rhodes
Published by Joe Garcey and Pedernales Music / BMI
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A Warm Comedy That Will Touch Your Heart
30 November 2010 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was 10 years old and fell in love with it. Now, at 31, I have rediscovered it and was amazed that it has withstood the test of time and remains the beautiful country movie that I remembered. The characters are well developed and three dimensional, which is good because a few of them come across as awful within the first ten minutes of the movie, making you want to hate them. A standout in the cast is Beverly D'Angelo and Tess Harper, who take their characters and run with them. Evilita is a spoiled, selfish, slutty young woman who's been married more over 6 times, while her spinster sister Sara Lee (Harper) has spent her life taking care of their elderly father. The whole family returns when he takes a turn for the worse and is not expected to live much longer. A hunt for his will is the main plot of the movie, but what keeps it going is the relationships between the family members. By the time the end credits roll, you will be misty eyed and grateful for having discovered this gem of a movie!


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