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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)  »

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Happy Texas - iloiset veikot  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,943,649 (USA) (17 December 1999)
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Shot over a period of 22 days. See more »

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During the chase, Jo calls "Steven" "David." See more »

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[to Josephine through the prison fence]
Harry Sawyer: Don't make me come after you, they'll shoot me!
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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 Flipper (1964) See more »

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Ordinary Heart
Performed by Emmylou Harris
Written by Emmylou Harris, Kimmie Rhodes
Published by Poodlebone Music (Adm. by Almo Music Corp.) /
Irving Music, Inc. / Gracey Rhodes Productions, Inc. (BMI)
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Thoroughly entertaining filmette
17 December 1999 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

This was not what I expected whatsoever - a thoroughly delightfully funny little film that kept me smiling for a long time after leaving the cinema.

Two small time criminals skip prison after their transportation vehicle crashes and steal a motor home - however the motor home belongs to a pair of pageant directors, and due to being accosted by the local sheriff they assume their identities.

There are several brilliant moments in this film - not the least of which being when the two find out they are supposed to be gay lovers, and that the beauty pageants are for children rather than the models they were expecting.

The local sheriff is the star of this film as he comes to terms with his sexuality in red neck land, but this was just a lot of fun all round.

Definitely a small time film, but one certainly worth watching.


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