Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women. Written by
Originally Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) was to be a FBI agent working in Virginia, but upon receiving the script, Jones suggested that Texas (his home state) would be a great location for the film. After the producers arrived they decided to shoot the movie there, and as a consequence, made the main character a Texas Ranger. See more »
At the Hex, Tommy Lee Jones is holding a candle that goes out and is re-lit. The candle is short at this point. Near the end of the scene he holds the candle up and it's much longer. See more »
[struts through the church door]
Well, if it ain't Martin Luther Vandross.
Uh, why don't you all take a break. Everybody go ahead, real quick. This man's probably got a lot of sins he needs to confess. Probably may have to exorcise him.
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Written by William J. Green, Patrick (Ricky Roo) McLaughlin, Juan C. Salinas, Jr. and Oscar E. Salinas
Performed by DF Dub
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Tommy Lee Jones, one of my favorites, is type-cast as a Texas Ranger. Cedric is a minister with a criminal past, and the girls are just short of interchangeable bimbos. Anne Archer is thrown in to be a love interest for Tommy and does very little except smile sexily at the camera (which she does well... I also love Anne Archer). The storyline is very predictable, with few surprises. So why did I vote it 7/10? It's a comedy, the writing does rise here and there out of cliché, and the stars - Jones, in particular - have perfect timing. I watched the entire movie, laughed periodically (many's the recent comedy that gets no laughs), and, as one must, didn't take it too seriously. 99% of the pyrotechnics occur in the first ten minutes, and after that it's up to TLJ and the cast to keep it moving and, somehow, they do. With less interesting stars to work the lines this movie could easily drop to below 5...
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