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A Texas Funeral (1999)

In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on ... See full summary »

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Quinton Jones ...
Little Sparta
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Mary Joan
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Grandpa Sparta
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Clinton
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Charlotte
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Murtis
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Miranda
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Nurse (as Mona Lee)
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Walter
Harold Suggs ...
Lucas
Michael Crabtree ...
Achilles
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Jefferson
Mark Walters ...
Young Lucas
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Skinny Private
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In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on the corpse and sees his grandmother involved in macabre and sinister rituals. His parents go and collect Aunt Miranda from the rest home where she has been locked away because of her part in a family scandal, while the tension between father and uncle over money matters is sky-high. In the stables, the camel belonging to the deceased has an attack of nerves, and after he's been calmed down, the child meets the grandfather's ghost who recounts all the family tales. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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5 May 2000 (Italy)  »

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Zach Whit: A man spends the first half of his life trying to figure women out, and the second half trying to forget what he's learned.
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Soundtracks

Walking Dream
Written by Ginger Willis and Hal Willis
Performed by Patsy Cline
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
d/b/a/ Masters International
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I Enjoyed the Ride
19 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was interesting to say the least. Upon the death of the head of a family with a colorful history, the family gathers for a funeral and a lot of family secrets are revealed.

Its not terribly serious in tone although it gets heavy in parts. The nervousness regarding the Black man in their midst was funny and rather true of the time and place. It certainly had humor which balanced the heavy subject of past wrongs and injustices and as the facade each person holds up starts to crack.

Its hard to classify such a film that is trying to be a little of everything. It couldn't be but it was interesting watching them try.

In the end the movie was engaging and I found myself genuinely interested and invested in most of the characters. So much so that I almost wish they could have had 'a what happened to these characters' segment at the end as I wanted to know how it all turned out for each person!! Worth a watch.


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