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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Jesco White: And I took the butcher knife and put it up to her neck. I said "If you wanna live to see tomorrow, you better start frying them eggs a little bit better than what you're frying them. I'm tired of eating sloppy, slimy eggs."
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Excellent! You won't believe these people are real.
3 November 1999 | by lfergusonSee all my reviews

The backwoods of West Virginia can only be experience first-hand. If you can't make the journey, then watch this video. It's frightening, funny, but never, ever staged. These people are real - no pretense, no script, no acting. This is how they live. I'm a West Virginia native, and "Dancing Outlaw" is a long-overdue Appalachian documentary that can only been seen to be believed.


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