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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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)  »

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Happy Texas - iloiset veikot  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)

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$72,056 (USA) (3 October 1999)

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$1,943,649 (USA) (19 December 1999)
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With the exception of a few scenes, the film was shot entirely on location in Piru, California. See more »

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There are no mountains or vineyards anywhere near Happy, Texas. See more »

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Marshal Nalhober: Well I'll be dipped.
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Gary Lucas - hot head technician See more »

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References Fargo (1996) See more »

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The Little Light of Music
Performed by Carley Fink
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A satisfying, feel-good film with great "just plain folk"
2 July 2000 | by (Palm Springs) – 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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