5.8/10
658
17 user 2 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sordid Lives (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Southern Baptist Sissies is the story of four boys who are gay growing up in the Southern Baptist Church and how they each deal differently with the conflict between the teachings of the church and their sexuality.

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, Dale Dickey
Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical ... See full summary »

Stars: Beth Grant, Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea
In & Out (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Emerson Collins
Stars: Del Shores, Joe Patrick Ward
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director: Jack Fisk
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia
Salem's Lot (TV Movie 1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Judge Reinhold, Jeffrey Jones
Magnum Force (1973)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Daddy
Molly McClure ...
...
...
Sid
...
Little Evalita
Carolyn Brooks ...
Linnie Sue
...
Little Sara Lee
...
Little Orville
Katherine A. Torn ...
Little Lurlene
Edit

Storyline

Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caccia al testamento  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,373,728
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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]
See more »


Soundtracks

Still Tryin'
Written by George Highfill
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Published by Fandango Music / BMI-Admin, Bug.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Two Thumbs Up
18 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember just turning on the tv one day to see Daddy's Dyin.. on. It reminded me so much of most of the families in the area, they might not see each other for long periods of time, but, when they do see each other it's like nothing has changed. The same fights exist, the same love remains beneath it all.

A truly touching story, it shows a good example of unconditional love within a family.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show