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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... See full summary »

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Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr., aka David
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Josephine 'Joe' McClintock the Banker
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Doreen Schaefer
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Mrs. Bromley
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Madison 'Maddie'
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Jency (Flaming Batons)
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Another Happy Girl
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Another Happy Girl
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Another Happy Girl
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David, Pagent Professional
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Escaped convicts disguised as beauty pageant experts? This could get ugly. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Happy Texas - iloiset veikot  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,056 (USA) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

$1,943,649 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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The hotdog that Jo was eating at the auction. See more »

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Marshal Nalhober: Well I'll be dipped.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits we see the real beauty pageant experts calling their insurance company to report the theft of their van. See more »

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References Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Shot Gun
Written by Buck Miller
Performed by Southern Culture on the Skids
Published by Monkey Dog Music (BMI)
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A satisfying, feel-good film with great "just plain folk"
2 July 2000 | by (Palm Desert, California) – See all my reviews

Whether you're a good guy or a bad guy, in Happy, Texas you've got heart. Though the plot gets wacky, the "just plain folk" element keeps the craziness in check. It's really refreshing to finally see a film with gay characters that aren't in drag or snapping their fingers. It IS possible to have a funny gay character without being flamboyant. Sure, there is a lesson to be learned as in most films, but we care about these characters as they get deeper and deeper into trouble. I had a big smile on my face after watching this film, and it stays with you a while. How many other films give you a gift like that?


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