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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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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Jacy: Are you the one I went skinny-dipping with?
Duane: No, that was Lester Marlowe.
Jacy: Well, I bet I was your favorite mermaid.
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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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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 Amazon.com 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.

6/10


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