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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)
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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 ... Little Orville
Katherine A. Torn Katherine A. Torn ... Little Lurlene
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Storyline

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

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,373,728
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The house where the movie took place is the same house used in season #1 of a Walker Texas Ranger. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lurlene: [regarding Evalita's latest husband] Well, I guess we shouldn't judge... but it's just so HARD!
[chuckling]
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Soundtracks

Hungry For Love
Composed by Stevenson E. Miller
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Published by ACUFF-Rose Music, Inc./BMI
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Touching and funny story excellently portrayed.
9 January 2006 | by broxsondSee all my reviews

The characters represent a variety of small town stereotypes that many will be quick to recognize. This humorous look at family dysfunction, love, culture and catharsis is touching and often painfully accurate. The movie shows how one family can produce a wide variety of personalities which come into conflict as each grows older and confronts their own life issues. Moreover it demonstrates how difficult it is for each to trust and understand the motives of the others. Rheinhold provides an interesting catalyst as the incarnation of an outward focused stereotype of "big city" loose morals.

It reminds me of so many family get togethers where misconstrued intentions, conflictive personalities and misunderstanding overshadow shared history and love. Though not well known, it is my favorite movie.


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