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Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity and using their skill as con-men, the two adopt their persona to take on the task. Of course, as the two are heterosexual, their interest in the involved ladies intensifies. Ally Walker is a banker, who is distrustful of men and has given up on love. Illeana Douglas plays the dowdy, badly dressed teacher. Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Performed by Yma Sumac
Written by Conrad Gozzo, Billy May
Published by Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. (BMI)
Yma Sumac appears courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets See more »
Title of film describes it; funnier than many big-budget flicks
I saw this film recently, for the second time, with a friend who hadn't seen it before.
It has a solid cast, with roles all well-played, and all who are just a bit shy of being on Hollywood's "A" list - but not because of any lacking talent or appeal.
There are a lot of previous comments here, so I would just add that it is a thoroughly enjoyable film, all the characters likable (even the couple of "bad" guys, in their own way).
You are completely aware of the basic ending of the story from the outset, and can pretty well guess most of the exact details as it moves along. However, this isn't meant to be suspenseful, and, as a quiet, modestly-budgeted presentation, it outdoes most of the "A-list," super-budget extravaganzas by a mile.
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