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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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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15 July 1991 (UK) See more »

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WNPB TV See more »
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Norma Jean White: Jesse can be three people: He is Jesse, he is Jesco, and he is Elvis. Jesse is the most beautiful man that I could've ever loved. But Jesco, he, - he's somebody else. He's the devil in hisself. Uh, nothing satisfies him - he can't be happy. Nothing you do for him makes him happy.
Jesco White: [in flashback] And I took the butcher knife and put it up to her neck. I said if you want to live to see tomorrow, you better start fryin' them eggs a little bit better then what you a fryin' em - I'm tired of eatin' ...
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He is a king, on top of the dog house!
27 February 2000 | by GodlessGSee all my reviews

This is a great documentary about a man that has it all. A wife with MANY years of wisdom, a trailer fit for a king and yes, if that wasn't enough, his very own Elvis shrine. Though a bit naive, Jesco has hopes of making it to Hollywood with his fancy mountain dancing. How much longer can the mountains of West Virginia hold back our determined Jesco? Oh Jesco, we love you!


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