Different Drummer (1989–1991)
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Dancing Outlaw 

This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated ... See full summary »

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Wattie Green
Dorsey White
Jerry White
Jesco White
Norma Jean White
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This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated run-ins with the law have interfered with his dream of becoming as renowned a "mountain dancer" as his late father, D. Ray White. We meet Jesco's three distinct personalities; the gentle and loving Jesse, the violent and dangerous Jesco, and the extremely strange Elvis. We also encounter various members of Jesco's family, all nearly as eccentric as Jesco himself. You will ask, "Are these people for real?" Yes, they are. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@bev.net>

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15 July 1991 (UK)  »

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Jesco White: And I took the butcher knife and put it up to her neck. I said "If you wanna live to see tomorrow, you better start frying them eggs a little bit better than what you're frying them. I'm tired of eating sloppy, slimy eggs."
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Followed by Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood (1999) See more »

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Jesco rules - too bad he was RIPPED OFF!
5 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show is absolutely fabulous. Jesco reveals his true nature and guides us through the hidden world of Boone County, WV. The sad story of his Daddy will make even the toughest viewer weep. Unfortunately, Jesco didn't get to benefit financially from the video. Maybe someday Jesco will get his own camcorder and dubbing machine and make his own series of videos he'll sell himself over the internet. Then he can benefit totally from his art.


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