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Happy, Texas (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 3 December 1999 (UK)
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Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Illsley
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Northam ... Harry
Steve Zahn ... Wayne
William H. Macy ... Chappy
Ally Walker ... Joe
Illeana Douglas ... Ms. Schaefer
M.C. Gainey ... Bob Maslow
Ron Perlman ... Nalhober
Mo Gaffney ... Mrs. Bromley
Paul Dooley ... The Judge
Jillian Berard Jillian Berard ... Madison
Scarlett Pomers ... Jency
Melissa Arnold Melissa Arnold ... Other Happy Girl
Cassie Silva ... Other Happy Girl
Tiffany Takara Tiffany Takara ... Other Happy Girl
Tim Bagley ... David
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Storyline

Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity and using their skill as con-men, the two adopt their persona to take on the task. Of course, as the two are heterosexual, their interest in the involved ladies intensifies. Ally Walker is a banker, who is distrustful of men and has given up on love. Illeana Douglas plays the dowdy, badly dressed teacher. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Two escaped convicts roll into the town of Happy, Texas where they pose as gay couple to elude the local sheriff who has a few sexual secrets of his own. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Texas - Iloiset veikot See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,056, 3 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,943,649, 19 December 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over a period of 22 days. See more »

Goofs

During the chase, Jo calls "Steven" "David." See more »

Quotes

[to Josephine through the prison fence]
Harry Sawyer: Don't make me come after you, they'll shoot me!
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits we see the real beauty pageant experts calling their insurance company to report the theft of their van. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on Comedy Central tones down some of the profanity and violence. See more »

Connections

References Fargo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Back In the Swing
Written and Performed by Davin James
Published by Nunn Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Bullnettle Records
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Please see this movie !
15 September 2001 | by rnouisSee all my reviews

A great surprise, I didn't hear much about this movie but it was recommended by a friend. Well worth it. The acting is fantastic, and just know it's an inde with a very minimal budget makes it that much better. I haven't laughed this much in a long time !


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