Different Drummer (1989–1991)
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Dancing Outlaw 

This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated ... See full summary »

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Jacob Young
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Episode credited cast:
Wattie Green Wattie Green
Dorsey White Dorsey White
Jerry White Jerry White
Jesco White Jesco White
Norma Jean White Norma Jean White
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This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated run-ins with the law have interfered with his dream of becoming as renowned a "mountain dancer" as his late father, D. Ray White. We meet Jesco's three distinct personalities; the gentle and loving Jesse, the violent and dangerous Jesco, and the extremely strange Elvis. We also encounter various members of Jesco's family, all nearly as eccentric as Jesco himself. You will ask, "Are these people for real?" Yes, they are. Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@bev.net>

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Documentary

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Quotes

Jesco White: Marriage is a wonderful thing, but you get a lotta little things with it. It's not perfect, but they's love in it, they's happiness in it, there's also sorrow, hatred and madness in it.
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Followed by Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood (1999) See more »

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IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN
BY The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (as THE OZARK MT. DAREDEVILS)
LOST CABIN MUSIC
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One of the best documentaries ever, really....seriously....
3 September 2002 | by SpookyToothSee all my reviews

Growing up in West Virginia, my little sister had shown me "The Dancing Outlaw" almost a decade ago. We thought it was the greatest thing ever filmed. Several years later, I moved far away and forgot about it, until this one day when I over heard some random people discussing it in a restaurant.

I kept hearing, "Jesco" and "Mountain Dancer", so I leaned over and asked them about it. They said the documentary of his family was shown the night before on Louisiana Public Television.

I couldn't believe it, so I went out and found a copy of "The Dancing Outlaw" (which wasn't easy). After about 10 or so years, not only does it appear to have been filmed yesterday, but it had the same great effect on me as it did when I was a teenager. Everyone should see this documentary to experience a unique and entertaining family. You'll watch it over and over again. Really....seriously...... 10 out of 10.


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15 July 1991 (UK) See more »

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