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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1 May 1998 (USA)
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Four friends from the small Texas town of Dancer are graduating from high school and are planning to move to L.A. after graduation, taking the population of Dancer down to 77 from 81. All ... See full summary »

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Tim McCanlies

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Tim McCanlies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Keller Coleman
Peter Facinelli ... Terrell Lee Lusk
Eddie Mills ... John Hemphill
Ethan Embry ... Squirrel
Ashley Johnson ... Josie Hemphill
Patricia Wettig ... Mrs. Lusk
Michael O'Neill ... Mr. Lusk
Eddie Jones ... Earl
Wayne Tippit ... Keller's Grandfather
Alexandra Holden ... Vivian
Keith Szarabajka ... Squirrel's Father
Shawn Weatherly ... Sue Ann
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Mr. Hemphill
Lashawn McIvor Lashawn McIvor ... Mrs. Hemphill
Joe Stevens ... Leon
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Storyline

Four friends from the small Texas town of Dancer are graduating from high school and are planning to move to L.A. after graduation, taking the population of Dancer down to 77 from 81. All other 77 residents feel threatened by their decision and decide to spoil their plans by all means possible. Written by Anonymous

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in the middle of nowhere they had everything

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancer, Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,983, 3 May 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$565,592, 19 July 1998
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Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The gas station where the four boys go to hang out was built for this movie and never was a working gas station. They left it up for an attraction when people drive into Fort Davis, it just recently collapsed (2006). See more »

Goofs

The students state that Brewster County Texas is the largest county in the US. It is the largest county in Texas, but San Bernardino County California is approximately three times larger. See more »

Quotes

Squirrel: I had no idea that little arrow could go so far below the E.
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Referenced in Playing by Heart (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Where I Come From
Written by Steve Dorff, Gary Harju and Troy Cassar-Daley
Arranged and produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Timothy R. Hopkins
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lovely little movie....
10 May 2004 | by kcandlerSee all my reviews

I grew up in one of the towns mentioned in this film.....Midland, TX. This movie will certainly appeal to those who are from the area, like quirky laidback flicks or just enjoy a good film. This film had heart...it includes a cast of virtual unknowns at the time...Peter Facinelli(Scorpion King)...Ethan Embry(Sweet Home Alabama).....Breckin Meyer(Clueless)....There's some beautiful shots of wide open land....Some of the lingo might be outdated but it's a town of 81 people....You have to figure for it to be authentic...they people wouldn't be up on the latest lingo since they live in a town of 81 people. Don't listen to some silly critics(heck, it's their job to criticize) or someone from New Zealand.....what the heck do they know about small town USA....I recommend this flick....check it out...


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