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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1 May 1998 (USA)
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Four friends from the small Texas town of Dancer are graduating from high school and are planning to move to L.A. after graduation, taking the population of Dancer down to 77 from 81. All ... See full summary »

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Four friends from the small Texas town of Dancer are graduating from high school and are planning to move to L.A. after graduation, taking the population of Dancer down to 77 from 81. All other 77 residents feel threatened by their decision and decide to spoil their plans by all means possible. Written by Anonymous

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in the middle of nowhere they had everything

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$87,983 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$565,592 (USA) (17 July 1998)
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Peter Facinelli's wife gave birth to their first child during the filming of this movie. His co-stars Breckin Meyer and Ethan Embry drove him to the airport when he found out she was in labor. The plane was delayed and he coached her through the birth over the phone. See more »

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Josie Hemphill: [At dinner: holding up a piece of meat on her fork] This meat here... was it one of our cattle?
John Hemphill: Sure! You remember Buster?
Josie Hemphill: [Slightly horrified] Buster? We're eatin' Buster?
Mrs. Hemphill: Now Josie, at least eat your vegetables.
Josie Hemphill: [Indignant] I'm turnin' vegetarian, I swear. At least carrots don't have names!
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Referenced in Playing by Heart (1998) See more »

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Where I Come From
Written by Steve Dorff, Gary Harju, Troy Caesar-Daley
Arranged and produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Timothy R. Hopkins
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Hey, I didn't give anyone permission to write a movie about me.
30 September 2004 | by (Studio City, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was a like a trip back home for me. I grew up in West Texas, and I always knew in that process that I would one day leave it. By no plan or design, somehow it happened, in many stages. Ultimately, where did I find myself? In California, of course.

Now looking back with the help of this movie, I see the simple good of the life I lived back then, when life was slow, plodding even, but placid and enjoyable.

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 provides a window back in time to the life we used to be able to live. I especially enjoyed the halting conversation between the two ranchers, a conversation of one and two word sentences. These two were so tuned into one-another that they needed very few words to express their ideas, thoughts, and concerns. People should be more like that today.


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