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Texasville (1990)

R  |   |  Drama  |  28 September 1990 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Christiansen ...
Old Man Balt
Pearl Jones ...
Lee Roy
Jimmy Howell ...
Jack Jackson
Romi Snyder ...
Kay Pering ...
Lavelle Bates
Allison Marich ...
Billie Anne
Junior Nolan
Su Hyatt ...
Suzie Nolan
Marylou Marlow
Dickie Jackson
Genevieve Morgan


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 <>

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




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Release Date:

28 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Texasville - unohduksen maa  »

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$2,268,181 (USA)

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The movie is set in 1984 about thirty-three years after the events depicted in The Last Picture Show (1971). 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 »


Jacy: Gameshows are what life's really like. You win things that look great at the time but turn out to be junk, and you lose things you might want to keep forever... just because you're unlucky.
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Decent, but not great
16 January 2007 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Having never had the patience or the time of sitting through The Last Picture Show, I picked this movie up on a whim. I had seen once several years ago with my family and remembered it as being OK. For some unknown reason, I came across it at and decided to order it to watch it again. The second time I watched it, I enjoyed it, but some of the nuances of the movie seemed to be lacking. I suppose if I had seen the original movie I might have had more of an idea of what some of the plot twists meant. Annie Potts is at her best here playing the wife of the main character. Cybill Shepherd's character (Jaycee) while having just suffered the loss of a child seemed even more emotionless than one would expect after sustaining such a loss. I did enjoy the location of the movie (Texas) and the craziness of small town living.

Overall the ensemble cast is decent, but the movie is somewhat long and tends to drag. There's also not much resolution at the end which disappointed me (I liked my movies to end with a nice wrap up or a decent "pull-together" at the end). If you enjoy any of the actors, it's worth watching.


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