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Texasville (1990)

 -  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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Lester Marlow: Marylou likes excitement. She says I'm not exciting any more.
Duane: Well, it's hard to stay exciting for a whole lifetime.
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Good Hearted Woman
Written by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Performed by Willie Nelson
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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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