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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Del Shores (play)
Del Shores (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 May 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A black comedy about white trash. See more »
Plot:
As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Pure laughs See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Olivia Newton-John ... Bitsy Mae Harling
Kirk Geiger ... Ty Williamson
Sarah Hunley ... Juanita Bartlett

Newell Alexander ... Wardell 'Bubba' Owens

Beau Bridges ... G.W. Nethercott
Earl Houston Bullock ... Odell Owens (as Earl H. Bullock)

Beth Grant ... Sissy Hickey

Delta Burke ... Noleta Nethercott

Leslie Jordan ... Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram

Mitch Carter ... Bumper

Bonnie Bedelia ... Latrelle Williamson

Sharron Alexis ... Sara Kaufman
Ann Walker ... LaVonda DuPree
Mary Margaret Lewis ... Ethel (as Mary-Margaret Lewis)

Rosemary Alexander ... Dr. Eve Bolinger

Lorna Scott ... Vera Lisso

Dale Dickey ... Glyndora

Robert Lewis Stephenson ... Crazy Preacher Man
Carl Balton ... Riley
Jane George ... Crying Mental Patient
Sharyn Leavitt ... Nurse Jackson
Andrew Trosmans ... Jason (as Andrew Hawkins)

Beverly Nero ... Theater Director
Gloria LeRoy ... Peggy Ingram
Terry Brannon ... Tom Ed
Donna Hardy ... Mrs. King (Organist) (as Dona Hardy)
William Phipps ... Rev. Barnes (as William Edward Phipps)
Rona Newton-John ... Ty's Therapist
Carl Chase ... Naked Men (Background Performers)

Joel Craig ... Naked Man
Peter Dunaj ... Naked Men (Background Performers)
Tom O'Berg ... Naked Men (Background Performers)
Armando Sancho-Garza ... Naked Men (Background Performers)
Scott Sturgis ... Naked Men (Background Performers)
Matt Leavitt ... Bar Musicians (Background Performers)
David Frazer ... Bar Musicians (Background Performers)
Larry Dean ... Bar Musicians (Background Performers)
Adam Feierstein ... Mental Institution Orderly
Makenna Cowgill ... Smiling Baby
Wayne Peavey ... Songleader (as Dr. Wayne Peavey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Funeral Guest (uncredited)

Karen Pellant ... Cowgirl (uncredited)

Darrell Philip ... Funeral Guest (uncredited)
Dana Vitatoe ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Shores 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Del Shores (play)

Del Shores (screenplay)

Produced by
Victoria Alonso .... producer
Max Civon .... producer
George Conda .... co-producer
Steve Cubine .... associate producer
Monica Deeter .... associate producer
James Echerd .... associate producer (as Jim Echerd)
Matt Gohd .... co-producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Reuben Jacobs .... co-producer
Scott Jones .... co-producer
Jourdan Krauss .... associate producer (as Jourdan E. Krauss)
Sharyn Leavitt .... producer (as Sharyn Lane)
William Phipps .... co-producer (as William Edward Phipps)
Linda Swartz .... co-producer (as Linda Katzen Swartz)
 
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
 
Cinematography by
Max Civon 
 
Film Editing by
Ed Marx 
 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
 
Production Design by
Steve Cubine 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Cubine 
 
Costume Design by
James Echerd  (as Jim Echerd)
 
Makeup Department
Veronica Lane .... key makeup artist (as Verónica García)
Robin McWilliams .... key hair stylist
Karen Toole-Rentrop .... makeup artist (as Karen D. Toole)
Soo-Jin Yoon .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gina Robertson .... second assistant director
Brian J. Terwilliger .... first assistant director (as Brian Terwilliger)
 
Art Department
John Hagen .... assistant art director
John Hagen .... property master
Mark Jordan .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Gail Carroll-Coe .... boom operator
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer
Gary Krivacek .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rosemary Alexander .... on-set still photographer
David Frazer .... grip
Tom Gleason .... assistant camera
Roy C. Granada .... gaffer
April Lanci-Leseur .... assistant camera (as April Lanci)
Curtis Pepper .... gaffer
David Swett .... first assistant camera
Dana Vitatoe .... grip
Isabella Vosmikova .... unit still photographer
Jason Young .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Avazian .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Monica Deeter .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Ed Marx .... music editor
Margot Rose .... co-composer: title song
 
Transportation Department
Chris Prescott .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ed Baran .... unit publicist
Peter J. Clark .... script supervisor
Monica Deeter .... production coordinator
James Echerd .... associate Location manager
Kimberly Emerson .... assistant production coordinator
Lizzie Knight .... craft service
Karen Mann .... production assistant
Jason Pickering .... location manager
Chris Prescott .... chief of security
Chris Prescott .... first aid
Julie Sneed .... production assistant
Tara Tremaine .... production assistant
Corey C. Witte .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Beverly Nero .... very special thanks
Tammy Wynette .... dedicatee
 

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language
Runtime:
111 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film contains many of the original actors from the long running stage-production, with the actors who originated the Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges roles (Mary Margaret Lewis and Mitch Carter) playing the receptionist Ethel and security guard in the mental institution.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After their arrival to the funeral, sometimes we see Nolita and G.W. in the audience, and sometimes we do not.See more »
Quotes:
Brother Boy:Now if you'll PLEASE excuse me... I have a show to do.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Will The Circle Be UnbrokenSee more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Pure laughs, 8 September 2002
Author: budikavlan from Irving, TX

As a rule, I hate superlatives, but this is one of the 4 or 5 funniest movies I've ever seen. Everyone in the cast is excellent, though I have to single out Beth Grant and Leslie Jordan, who give the greatest performances of their great careers (so far). The only shortcoming of the film is the Ty-in-L.A. scenes. They aren't really bad per se, but "coming out angst" scenes appeal to virtually no one besides the screenwriter. If you're gay, you're sick of them, and if you aren't, they either offend you or mean nothing to you. They should've been left out (or at least scaled back). Fortunately, they're over after a while and we can get on to the comedy peak of the show--the funeral, which is hysterical. This movie played for months in cities around the country, and for good reason.

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