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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 ... 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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Taglines:

in the middle of nowhere they had everything

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Gross USA:

$676,631

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$676,631
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Vivian: With 13 million people out there, you're bound to find yourself a real nice girl.
Keller Coleman: Think so?
[Vivian nods and they hug]
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Connections

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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A great story about friendship that reminds me of home.
29 November 1998 | by padre-2See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film because it did capture everything that's great about small-town life, including bonds shared with the people around you. Even though this kind of story could take place anywhere, placing it in a small country town slowed the story down so that I could really enjoy it. The nostalgia also brought a tear to my eye:)


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