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The Whole Shootin' Match (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 March 1978 (USA)
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Loyd (as Lou Perry)
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Frank
Doris Hargrave ...
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Olan
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Frank: [after Loyd's proposition to get into the polyurethane business] "Now this is a real good one Loyd, you want me to get in a business I can't even pronounce the name of? Poly-whatcha-doodle-all-day?"
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Regional Cinema at Its Finest: The Whole Shootin' Match
9 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Whole Shootin' Match, a regional film set in Texas and the inspiration for the creation of the Sundance Film Festival, is a wonderful example of the power of a simple story when told by regional actors. Truly, that is the draw of this film; the fact that a viewer from Boston or New York could enjoy it is a testament to the power that regional differences hold when it comes to cinema.

The film's narrative, is very simply and has almost no major events to break it up; it almost feels like art cinema in the way that the film is not plot driven, but character driven.

The cinematography of the film is excellent, with shots that have a documentary feel to them and do not distract from the feeling that the viewer is simply viewing what some folks in Texas during the 70's were like.

While some argue that the main characters in the film are evil, or 1 dimensional, the characters are just good ole boys that are trying to make their way in life, though often failing in these attempts.

Overall, a great film, though particularly good if you are from Texas.


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