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Tex (1982)

PG | | Drama | 30 July 1982 (USA)
After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

S.E. Hinton (novel), Charles S. Haas (screenplay) (as Charlie Haas) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Tex McCormick
Jim Metzler ... Mason McCormick
Meg Tilly ... Jamie Collins
Bill McKinney ... Pop McCormick
Frances Lee McCain ... Mrs. Johnson
Ben Johnson ... Cole Collins
Emilio Estevez ... Johnny Collins
Jack Thibeau ... Coach Jackson
Zeljko Ivanek ... Hitchhiker
Tom Virtue ... Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig ... Connie
Jeff Fleury Jeff Fleury ... Roger
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Fortune Teller (as Suzanne Costallos)
Marilyn Redfield Marilyn Redfield ... Ms. Carlson
Mark Arnott ... Kelly
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Storyline

After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

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Taglines:

His father's gone. His mother's a memory. His brother's moving on. But Tex McCormick isn't giving in. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The basketball game was shot in the gymnasium of what was, at that time, Broken Arrow Senior High in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. To make it look like a nighttime game, they put thick black paper over the windowpanes. This added to the heat generated by the summer weather, as they were filming daylight hours. See more »

Goofs

During the shots where it is considered "morning" like when Tex is riding Rowdy before school, where a hungover Tex overhears Mason and Cole's conversation, and when Tex and Mason's father arrives, the sunlight tells us that it is noon, when the story line is supposed to be around 7 or 8 o clock in the morning. See more »

Quotes

Fortune Teller: You may think of one yes or no question to yourself.
Tex McCormick: [He sees a horse pass by and thinks about Rowdy] Yeah, Ok.
Fortune Teller: I am sorry the answer is no.
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Godfather (Main Theme)
(uncredited)
Written by Nino Rota
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User Reviews

 
An okay teenage drama confronting realistic problems
9 September 2020 | by hikerhetavSee all my reviews

Matt Dillon has acted wisely and quite good in this flick. A typical American indie film reflecting local people's stories from '70s-'80s . I expected a deeper snese of realism in here but it is not there. The one I can think of as a better option is Buffalo '66 and it does a really good job there. The very theme of parent-children disturbed relationships has not much depth in this. But looking forward to watch more Matt Dillon films.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tex See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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