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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 ...
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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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Actor Ben Johnson, who had played Sam the Lion in _The Last Picture Show_, and had won a Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award for the role, did not appear in the Texasville (1990) sequel, both films having being adapted from novels by 'Larry McMurtry' (qv. Johnson did appear however in The Evening Star (1996), the picture being a sequel to Terms of Endearment (1983), both of these films being adapted from McMurtry source books. 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 »


Karla: 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.
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28 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the exception of Timothy Bottoms and Cloris Leachman, and the addition of Annie Potts, the acting fell far short of its predecessor, The Last Picture Show. I felt as if fading legends returned for one last curtain call, leaning upon greying memories of better times rather than reaching in and dusting off their talents. Bottoms and Leachman were, again, superb. Quaid was immediately tiresome.

Another note: the sound (not soundtrack) left something to be desired - many scenes had background levels that over-rode the centerpiece of attention. I watched it twice and still was distracted by it. Reviewing the Soundman's credits (over 300 items), I was unable to discern if this film was a fluke or if it was his trademark - because none of the listed items had I ever had the inclination to watch.

So, overall, this is a 3 of 10, unless you catch it for Bottoms, Leachman and Potts.. then an 8.

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