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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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The Judge
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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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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 »

Quotes

Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr.: You don't think I know what you're doin', do you? Goin' to the banker lady's house for popcorn and pillow talk. Goin' huntin'. What did you do tonight? Did you go someplace nice for dinner? Did you have a few drinks? Hmm? You don't think I'd like to get out some night or have a nice meal? Spend one night not thinkin' about the girls? You know what I did tonight? I'll tell you what I did. I spent it right here
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Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr.: tryin' to figure out if slip-stitchin' or bastin' is the best ...
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Written by Larry Byrom, Allyson Taylor
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Title of film describes it; funnier than many big-budget flicks
24 March 2007 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

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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