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Texasville (1990)

The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its centennial ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Christiansen ... Old Man Balt
Pearl Jones ... Minerva
... Lee Roy
Jimmy Howell ... Jack Jackson
Romi Snyder ... Julie
Kay Pering ... Lavelle Bates
Allison Marich ... Billie Anne
Katherine Bongfeldt ... Nellie
... Junior Nolan
Su Hyatt ... Suzie Nolan
... Marylou Marlow
... Dickie Jackson
... Genevieve Morgan
... Lester Marlow
... Ruth Popper
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The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its centennial celebration. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. His wife Karla drinks too much, his children are always in trouble, and he tom-cats around with the wives of friends. Jacy's back in town, after a mildly successful acting career, life in Italy, and the death of her son. People assume Duane and Jacy will resume their high school romance. And Sonny is "tired in his mind," causing worries for his safety. Can these friends find equilibrium in middle age? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Welcome to Texasville. Hang on to your hat. And your spouse.

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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Texasville - unohduksen maa  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$823,534, 28 September 1990, Limited Release

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$2,268,181
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The film was made and released about three years after its source novel of the same name had been first published in 1987. See more »

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At the beginning of the centennial parade, a half-built Ferris wheel with no cars attached can be seen in background; several minutes later, it's fully operational. See more »

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Karla: You ought not to leave me alone on days like this. I can't even get drunk. The faster I drink, the faster things happen to sober me up.
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Follows The Last Picture Show (1971) See more »

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Rhapsody
Written by Laurie Johnson
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One miscalculation after another
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Director Peter Bogdanovich's failed follow-up to his critical breakthrough film, 1971's "The Last Picture Show", returns to small town Texas to catch up on the lives of those once-compelling characters. Bogdanovich, who--in a replay of the first film--also adapted Larry McMurtry's novel, is now too jaded to see much joy or dramatic irony in these surroundings, and the sterling cast he has assembled just seems disheartened. The plot, a rumination of Jeff Bridges' Duane Jackson (who is now an unhappily married oil-man dissatisfied with his job and life), doesn't built any momentum, emotional, dramatic or otherwise, and the director follows a botched pattern: one flabby, talky sequence after another. * from ****


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