5.8/10
706
18 user 2 critic

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 May 1990 (USA)
Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed.

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writers:

Del Shores (play), Del Shores (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sordid Lives (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of their "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John
Raggedy Man (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

It's 1944 in the small town of Gregory, Texas. Divorcée Nita Longley has been brought into the town by the telephone company to work as its switchboard operator, a job which requires her to... See full summary »

Director: Jack Fisk
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Tired of the religious zealotry and anti-gay bigotry in their Texas town, sisters Latrell, LaVonda, and Aunt Sissy decide to protest an "Anti-Equality Rally" which aims to forbid any same ... See full summary »

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Dale Dickey, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Bedelia
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

Director: Jack Fisk
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Judge Reinhold, Jeffrey Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Southern Baptist Sissies is the story of four boys who are gay growing up in the Southern Baptist Church and how they each deal differently with the conflict between the teachings of the church and their sexuality.

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, Dale Dickey
Off Beat (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, Cleavant Derricks
Promised a Miracle (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Loving parents throw away their young son's insulin in the belief that God will then heal him of diabetes.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Judge Reinhold, Tom Bower
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

There is no subject off-limits in DEL SHORES: SORDID CONFESSIONS. Writer, director, producer, activist and comic Del Shores has no censor - on or offstage.

Director: Emerson Collins
Stars: Del Shores, Billy Brown
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Brad Davis, Judge Reinhold
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A British soldier falls in love with a French woman wanted by the resistance for crimes against her country.

Director: Larry Parr
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Marianne Basler, Paul Wyett
Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical ... See full summary »

Stars: Beth Grant, Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Orville
Beverly D'Angelo ... Evalita
Tess Harper ... Sara Lee
Judge Reinhold ... Harmony
Amy Wright ... Lurlene
Patrika Darbo ... Marlene
Bert Remsen ... Daddy
Molly McClure ... Mama Wheelis
Keith Carradine ... Clarence
Newell Alexander ... Sid
Emily Bridges ... Little Evalita
Carolyn Brooks Carolyn Brooks ... Linnie Sue
Schuyler Fisk ... Little Sara Lee
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Little Orville
Katherine A. Torn Katherine A. Torn ... Little Lurlene
Edit

Storyline

Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Buford Turnover is going to heaven...his family is going through hell.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caccia al testamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Ponder, Texas, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$313,844, 6 May 1990

Gross USA:

$1,373,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,373,728
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Majority of the movie filmed on historic Cole Ranch just outside of Denton. See more »

Goofs

Evalita's silver belt continuously appears and disappears while she's singing "Daddy You Can't Blame Me." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Orville: I done peed in my chili!
See more »


Soundtracks

Dark Side Of Life
Written by Lucinda Williams
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Published by Lucy Jones Music / BMI-Admin, Bug.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Fun Movie
15 March 2013 | by austinatmeetupSee all my reviews

This movie was fun. There was not a boring moment. The characters and the dialog were credible. It kept my interest the whole time. Before I watched it, I looked it up on this site, but it didn't come up. Later I realized that you can't enter an apostrophe when entering the title. I was able to bring it up when I input it without the apostrophe. I thought the title of this movie was quite appropriate, couldn't have been any better. The acting did not suffer from the flaw of many movies of this type, which is the flaw of overacting. Instead, it was well acted. The characters were interesting. I really think the rating it has so far on this site is way too low.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed