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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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Trivia

The house where the movie took place is the same house used in season #1 of a Walker Texas Ranger. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sara Lee: [regarding Evalita's most recent wedding] The girl married in white... again!
Mama Wheelis: I don't know who she thinks she's foolin'! Evalita's about as pure as MUD!
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Precious Memories
Composed by J.B.F. Wright
Performed by Cast & Chlor
Published by Stamps-Baster 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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