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

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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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No animals were harmed in the making of this film, but a few rabbits had their feelings hurt. See more »

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References A Fish Called Wanda (1988) See more »

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Honky Tonk Song
Performed by BR5-49
Written by Buck Peddy, Mel Tillis
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC / dba Tree Publishing Co. /
Cedarwood Publishing (BMI)
BR5-49 appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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A real feel-good film
13 February 2004 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Happy, Texas is one of these films that you know from the beginning will end well, where everything work out, eventually, and nobody gets killed.

But it sure ain't all sweet, as foul language and sex is comic parts of the story, as are two supposedly gay men (they have stolen a camper belonging to two gay mane, so they, two escaped convicts, have to impersonate these guys for a while), a gay sheriff and so on.

The acting is nigh perfect, the story ludicrous, and it is all a great saga, but very modern at that. When Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr teaches the small girls how to dance on scene is one of the funniest scenes I've seen for a long time, and in all it outshines similar films by quite some distance!

If only Stuart Little had some of this energy and love of life, sigh!

8/10


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