Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. 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. Folks 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
Did You Know?
Though this is the only cinematic sequel to The Last Picture Show
(1971), Duane Jackson (Moore in the books) and the small town of Analene (Thalia in the books) were the subject of three more novels by Larry McMurtry
: Duane's Depressed, When The Light Goes, and Rhino Ranch. See more
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
You ought not to leave me alone on days like this. I can't even get drunk. The faster I drink, the faster things happen to sober me up.
Hell Is For Children
Written by Neil Giraldo
, Pat Benatar
and Roger Capps
Performed by Pat Benatar See more