The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its bicentennial... See full summary »

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The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its bicentennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. His wife Karla drinks too much, his children are always in trouble, and he tom-cats around with the wives of friends. Jacy's back in town, after a mildly successful acting career, life in Italy, and the death of her son. People assume Duane and Jacy will resume their high school romance. And Sonny is "tired in his mind," causing worries for his safety. Can these friends find equilibrium in middle age? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Welcome to Texasville. Hang on to your hat. And your spouse.

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$2,268,181 (USA)
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Actors who reprised their roles from The Last Picture Show (1971) included Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Eileen Brennan, Randy Quaid, and Cloris Leachman, the latter of whom had won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award for Texasville (1990)'s prequel The Last Picture Show (1971). See more »

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At the beginning of the centennial parade, a half-built Ferris wheel with no cars attached can be seen in background; several minutes later, it's fully operational. See more »

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Sonny Crawford: The pills make me feel like I got a fuzz in my head, sort of a warm fuzz... not a great feeling. I'd rather see movies in the sky.
Duane: Well, maybe you ought to lay off the pills until the Centennial's over. We're all going to need our wits about us once that gets started.
Sonny Crawford: I think my wits live somewhere else now.
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References The Boston Strangler (1968) See more »

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I Don't Think I Could Take You Back Again
Written and Performed by Earl Poole Ball and Jo-El Sonnier
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I love this movie.
6 November 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I actually think I like it better than THE LAST PICTURE SHOW but that's only now, after having seen TEXASVILLE, oh, fifteen, twenty times.

It's too easy to blow this movie off as being strange and not making sense -- I see that as its strength; it's *real*. It's oddly real, it's real in a way that most movies aren't; nothing ties up, there's no plot arc, people don't do what they're supposed to. But if you watch it as evidence of McMurtry's genius characterization, you'll see that the people in this film are tremendously human, and weird and flawed.

Annie Potts as Duane's wife Karla is really the standout performance in this sequel, though the rest of the principal cast from PICTURE SHOW are, IMHO, just as spectacular here. Potts adds something to the mix that allows a unique perspective on this weird little town, and, like Duane, you see her for all her flaws and you love her just for putting up with you.

And, really, is there *anything* sadder than Jacy wooing Duane's dog away?

See this film more than once before you judge it; that's all I've got to say.


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