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Happy, Texas (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 3 December 1999 (UK)
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)
Melissa Arnold ...
Another Happy Girl
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Another Happy Girl
Tiffany Takara ...
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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$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,943,649 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Snapped up at the Sundance Film Festival for $12 million, the film ended up grossing just shy of $3 million. See more »

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During the climax, Sheriff Chappy shoots nine shots out of his revolver without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr.: Hey, maybe we are tailors. We travel from town to town, tailoring dresses, for circus midgets.
Harry Sawyer: Traveling midget tailors?
Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr.: Yeah, ya think?
Harry Sawyer: No.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the people in Happy, Texas... even though we shot entirely on location in Piru, California. Sorry. See more »

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References Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Half a Man
Performed by Shannon Brown
Written by Kent Blazy, Jeffrey Steele
Published by Reynsong Publishing Corp. / I Want To Hold Your Hand Songs (BMI)
(All rights obo Reynsong Publishing Corp. / I Want To Hold Your Hand Songs
Adm. by Wrensong) / Windswept Pacific Songs /
Yellow Desert Music / My Life's Work Music (BMI)
(All rights obo Yellow Desert Music / My Life's Work Music
Administered by Windswept Songs)
Shannon Brown appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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A patently unfunny sitcom episode of a film
26 August 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I didn't laugh once. Could Steve Zahn be any more overrated? Could Jeremy Northam possibly have any less charisma? Actually, the person who fares the worst in this sad, sad production is Ally Walker. Her made-for-television acting consists of eye-fluttering and grimacing. Pure, unadulterated badness. And all the stereotyping this story engages in: hick cliches, gay cliches, romantic cliches. What a stinker.


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