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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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4 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Caccia al testamento  »

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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

Mama Wheelis: [about Orville and Evalita getting stuck under an outhouse as children] I never vomited so hard in all my life. There I was hosin' ya down, the two of ya buck nekkid and covered in doo doo from head to toe.
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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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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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