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The Night of the White Pants (2006)

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The patriarch of a distinguished but crumbling Dallas family is forced to hit the town with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Horace 'Raff' Rafferty
Beth Hagan
Vivian Hagan
Millian Hagan
Aunt Lolly
Gwyn Little ...
Dottie Johnson
Jessica McClendon ...
Barbara Hagan
Rick Herod ...
Harout Yerganian ...
Mike Melendi ...
Trophy Wives Guitar Player
Jamie Amaral ...
Front Desk Clerk


Dallas oil magnate Max Hagan is being helped through yet another messy divorce by his record executive daughter Beth. When his soon-to-be-ex forces him out of his mansion, he finds himself tangled in a wild night of sex drugs and rock-and-roll with his daughter's boyfriend, the punk-rocker/computer programmer Raff, and manages to strengthen the bond with his dysfunctional family. Written by Leo

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Don't judge a man until you've spent a night in his pants


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »




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27 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite das Calças Brancas  »

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Due to the fact that the low budget film required several teenage extras, the college-age interns were told to stop whatever they were doing on more than one occasion and go stand in the background. They can be seen in the throughout the film. See more »


Raff: And honestly, who doesn't love a man who loves love?
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Highly recommended
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Night of the White Pants is a funny, honest, yet upbeat film about a dysfunctional Texas family and the night from hell. Auteur Amy Talkington is on top of her game here: the one liners are priceless, and she obviously knows her way around Texas, the punk rock scene, and the occasional fancy hotel. The film has the frenetic energy of the perfect night out, the authentic ring of a great punk song, and the carefree spirit of a particularly wild prom night for grownups. There's great chemistry between the two leads, Nick Stahl and Tom Wilkenson, while Fran Kranz updates Jeff Spicoli to fantastic effect and steals scenes right and left. Put it this way: Anyone who enjoyed Little Miss Sunshine or Slums of Beverly Hills will love it.

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