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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 more »

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Harry
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Wayne
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Chappy
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Joe
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Ms. Schaefer
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Bob Maslow
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Nalhober
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Mrs. Bromley
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The Judge
Jillian Berard ...
Madison
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Jency
Melissa Arnold ...
Other Happy Girl
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Other Happy Girl
Tiffany Takara ...
Other Happy Girl
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David
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Steven
Ed Stone ...
Alton
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Ely
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Bully Boy (as Derek Montgomery)
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Pageant Judge
Carley Fink ...
'Little Light Girl' (as Carly Fink)
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Varnel
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Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Local Cowboy (uncredited)
Guy J. Graves ...
Tow truck driver (uncredited)
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Guard on Horse with Shotgun (uncredited)
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Bank Teller (uncredited)
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Cabana Boy Kimo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark Illsley

Written by

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Ed Stone ... (writer) &
Mark Illsley ... (writer) &
Phil Reeves ... (writer)

Produced by

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Norman Buckley ... associate producer
Jason Clark ... executive producer
Glenn S. Gainor ... co-producer
Mark Illsley ... producer
Rick Montgomery ... producer
Ed Stone ... producer
Michael Leahy ... additional photography (uncredited)

Music by

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Peter Harris

Cinematography by

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Bruce Douglas Johnson

Film Editing by

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Norman Buckley

Editorial Department

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Bob Fredrickson ... color timer
Armand Garabidian ... post-production coordinator
Mato ... color timer
Jeff McEvoy ... associate editor
Harry B. Miller III ... post-production consultant (as Harry Miller)
Paul Millspaugh ... assistant editor
Douglas Salkin ... post-production coordinator (as Doug Sulkin)

Casting By

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Joe Garcia

Production Design by

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Maurin L. Scarlata ... (as Maurin Scarlata)

Art Direction by

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Tobey Bays

Set Decoration by

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Phoebe O'Connor

Costume Design by

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Julia Schklair

Makeup Department

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Carla M. Fabrizi ... additional makeup artist (as Carla Fabrizi)
Tania Goddard ... assistant hair stylist: additional photography / assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Kim Goodwin ... hair stylist: Ms. Walker (additional photography) / makeup artist: Ms. Walker (additional photography)
Ania Harasimiak ... key makeup artist: additional photography (as Ania M. Harasimiak)
Suzan Kaminga ... additional makeup artist
Phillip Pico ... key hair stylist (as Pico) / key makeup artist (as Pico)
Karen Scherer ... makeup artist
Solina Tabrizi ... key hair stylist: additional photography

Production Management

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J. Patrick Clark ... unit production manager
Debra L. Gainor ... production supervisor
Teresa Kelly ... post-production supervisor
Kirk M. Morri ... post-production supervisor: additional photography (as Kirk Morri)
Ron Schmidt ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fernando Altschul ... first assistant director: additional photography
George Bamber ... first assistant director
Shawn Hanley ... first assistant director: second unit
José Clemente Hernandez ... first assistant director: second unit
Robin Jorden ... second assistant director
Kelly Kiernan ... second assistant director: additional photography
Ricardo Méndez Matta ... second unit director (as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
Jody Spilkoman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Wayne Acton ... set dresser
Maxwell Britton ... lead man: additional photography (as Maxwell Jean Britton) / set dresser
David Buckband ... set dresser
Fred D'Amico ... set dresser: additional photography
James L. Eddy ... property assistant: additional photography (as James Eddy) / set dresser
Camille Esposito ... set decorating shopper: additional photography
Anthony Koslowski ... set dresser
Raf Lydon ... assistant property master
Peter Mathus ... set dresser: additional photography
Susan Scarlata ... art department assistant
Ed Servaites ... on-set dresser
Michelle Spears ... property master
Suzette Stotts ... scenic artist
Don Stroud ... on-set dresser: additional photography
Larry Thompson ... set dresser: additional photography
Nick Worsfold ... painter
Ricky Zamudio ... set dresser
Robert Piser ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant dialogue editor
Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer (as Wayne Wayne Wayne Artman Sr.)
Kevin Bassinson ... sound consultant: midi
Levon Broussalian ... sound services manager
Jeff K. Brunello ... sound effects editor
Eric Corley ... sound effects assistant
Paul Curtis ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Andrew DeCristofaro ... additional adr supervisor
James Dehr ... sound mixer: second unit
Elisabeth Flaum ... sound effects editor
Wayne Gordon ... sound services manager
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn ... sound mixer: second unit
Robert L. Harman ... re-recording mixer (as Robert Harman)
Eric Justen ... sound re-recording assistant
Laura Kamper ... sound effects editor / sound re-recording assistant (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper ... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly ... adr recordist
Dan Lipe ... boom operator
Greg Louden ... foley recordist
Kevin Maloney ... boom operator: additional photography
Greg Mauer ... foley recordist
Michael Payne ... supervising sound editor
Juan Peralta ... mix assistant
Susan Pusateri ... foley recordist
Ann Scibelli ... supervising sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik ... assistant dialogue editor
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor
Chris Staszak ... adr recording assistant
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Tom Van Otteren ... boom operator: Barber Boom
Jeffrey R. Whitcher ... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
Ed White ... production sound mixer
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Larry Hopkins ... layback mixer (uncredited)
Liz Sroka ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Greg Landerer ... pyrotechnician
Lee Alan McConnell ... pyrotechnics assistant (as Lee McConnell)

Visual Effects by

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Michael Adkisson ... 2D compositor: THDX
Inaki Imaz ... 3D animator: THDX
Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited) / motion control end credit sequence optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Edward Garber ... stunts (as David E. Garber)
David Hugghins ... stunts (as David Huggins)
Bobby C. King ... stunt coordinator
April Littlejohn ... stunts
Manny Perry ... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Dick Ziker ... utility stunts: additional photography (as Dick Zicker)
Brian Burkhardt ... stunts (uncredited)
Garner Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Christopher J. Tuck ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gavin Ames ... Steadicam operator: additional photography
Joe Backes ... best boy grip: additional photography
Clint Borden ... grip
Kevin Cadwallader ... electrician: additional photography
Marcelo Colacilli ... gaffer (as Marcelo L. Colacilli)
Chacho Dominguez ... security gaffer
Tom Feucht ... grip
Richard Foreman Jr. ... additional still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Steve Francis ... company grip: additional photography
Isaac Friedman ... film loader (as Isaac Freidman)
Harry Gradzhyan ... electrician (as Harry H. Gradzhyan)
Ákos Gulyás ... camera loader: additional photography (as Akos Gulyas)
Shane Harness ... crane operator: jib arm
Orlando Hernandez ... best boy electric
Bengt Jonsson ... director of photography: second unit (as Bengt Jan Jonsson)
Ted Kennedy ... grip
Dina S. Khouri ... still photographer
Geoffrey D. Knoller ... dolly grip
Nick Liampetchakul ... company grip: additional photography
Joshua Liberman ... electrician: additional photography (as Josh Lieberman)
Greg McCurley ... electrician
Vladimir Melnik ... electrician
Ryan Meyer ... grip
Zoran Milosavljevic ... electrician: second unit (as Zoran Milosavlievic)
Jennifer Newell ... company grip: additional photography
Euripides Núñez ... electrician (as Willie Nunez)
Richard Oliver ... best boy grip / electrician: additional photography
Michael Ortiz ... first assistant camera: second unit
Christopher C. Pearson ... first assistant camera
Rell Putt ... grip: second unit (as Rell L. Putt)
Paul Reyes ... dolly grip: additional photography
Ruben Russ ... camera intern
Doug Rymes ... electrician
David A. Santos ... key grip: additional photography (as David Santos)
Mike Schwabenland ... electrician
Calvin Starnes ... grip (as Calvin R. Starnes)
Robert Stillman ... grip (as Bob Stillman)
David Tang ... film loader
Allan Telias ... second assistant camera (as Allan A. Telias)
Rick Tiedeman ... Steadicam operator (as Rick Tiedemann)
Somsy Vejsiri ... electrician: additional photography
Jon Weiner ... electrician: additional photography (as Jonathan Weiner)
Kurt Wolfe ... key grip
Shane Buttle ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
James R. Powell ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dave Castro ... extras casting
Joseph Hicks ... extras casting
Michael G. Miller ... casting assistant
J.P. Shields ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Denise Brandon ... set costumer: additional photography
Denise Caplan ... set costumer
Anthony Franco ... assistant costume designer
Jessica Hastings ... set costumer
Mandi Line ... costume supervisor
Palmer Todd ... costumer: additional photography
Sherif Zaki ... set costumer

Location Management

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Joe Burk ... location manager (as Joe 'The Turk' Burke)
Guillermo Etcheberry ... location scout (as Guillermo O. Etcheberry)
Ronan P. Nagle ... assistant location manager: additional photography (as Ronin P. Nagle)
Michael Paolillo ... location manager: additional photography (as Michael Gene Paolillo)
Christopher Lee ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Scott Cochran ... scoring mixer
Audrey DeRoche ... music coordinator (as Audrey deRoche)
David Feinman ... composer: additional music / score producer
Ron Finn ... music editor
M.B. Gordy ... musician: percussion
Peter Harris ... score producer
Simon James ... orchestra contractor
Emily Kaye ... music supervisor
Brian Kirk ... music editor
Alexandra Patsavas ... music supervisor (as Alex Patsavas)
James Stemple ... composer: additional music
Alan Williams ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Beth Blanks ... cast driver: additional photography
Valerie Bleth Sharp ... cast driver: additional photography (as Valerie Ann Bleth)
Richard Burch ... driver: additional photography (as Richard L. Burch)
Deborah J. Chesebro ... cast driver: additional photography
Billy Colbert ... transportation co-coordinator
Mac 'Buck' Cook ... driver
John De Troia ... transportation coordinator (as John V. DeTroia)
Nick Duron ... driver: additional photography
Dave Earl ... driver: additional photography
Troy Gould ... driver
Guy J. Graves ... transportation captain
Duane Hale ... driver
Eric Lazar ... driver: additional photography
Mike Mancini ... driver (as Michael Mancini)
Dale Moser ... driver: additional photography
Ted Moser ... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Don Riesau ... driver (as Donald L. Riesau)
Shaun Ryan ... driver: additional photography
Ray Stuart ... driver
Joseph Taggert ... driver: additional photography (as Joe Taggert)
Gene Ward ... transportation captain: additional photography

Other crew

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Newell Alexander ... adr voice
Sarah Anthony ... office production assistant
Jose Avitia ... graphic artist: titles
Pascal Besse ... chef
Walter Bishop ... guard
Steve Bulen ... adr voice
Blake Busby ... graphic artist: titles
Michael Buster ... dialogue consultant
Mitch Carter ... adr voice
Amiee Clark ... set production assistant: additional photography
Garner Clark ... safety rigger
David Cowgill ... adr voice
Roxa Crow ... studio teacher
Mike Cunliffe ... safety rigger
Warren Davis II ... assistant: Jason Clark (as Warren Davis)
Nawana Davis ... production secretary: additional photography
Kelly Devine ... choreographer
Ken Forsgren ... safety rigger
Elizabeth Forsyth ... production assistant
Brendan Garst ... production coordinator
Michael Goldberg ... production accountant
Jackie Gonneau ... adr voice
Frank Gunn ... assistant chef
Kent Hamilton ... production insurance
Robb Hastigan ... production accountant: additional photography
Matthew Hirsch ... production office assistant: additional photography (as Matt Hirsch)
Samantha C. Kirkeby ... script supervisor (as Samantha Kirkeby)
Zoya Korper ... production office assistant: additional photography
Joyce Kurtz ... adr voice
Melissa Larsen ... craft service: additional photography
Mike Leahy ... producer: additional photography
Ronald J. Levin ... production legal
Gary Lucas ... technician: HotHead, additional photography
Ramiro López ... caterer: additional photography (as Ramiro Lopez)
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Joan Marks ... studio teacher
Paul Mayersohn ... production legal (as Paul F. Mayersohn)
Robert Mesa ... guard
Edie Mirman ... adr voice
Gracie Moore ... adr voice
Jason Mundy ... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
James V. Navarro II ... guard
James V. Navarro ... guard
Robert Ohlandt ... key set production assistant: additional photography (as Robert 'Robio' Ohlandt)
Robert Peralta ... set production assistant (as Rob Peralta)
Guy Pringle ... set production assistant: additional photography
Raymond Prososki ... production office assistant: additional photography
Jennifer Rae Smith ... graphic artist: titles
Ron Resch ... medic: additional photography
Christina Richard ... craft service
Jayme Roy ... operator: Barber Boom
Rick Saloomey ... office production assistant
Mary Beth Shewmake ... craft service
Randall Smoot ... set production assistant
Lynn Struiksma ... set production assistant
John Switzer ... payroll services
Claudia Templeton ... first assistant accountant: additional photography (as Claudia Soisson)
Robb Thomas ... set production assistant
Steve Thomas ... set production assistant: additional photography
Arron Turnbull ... production office assistant: additional photography
Truman Van Dyke ... production insurance
Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli ... production coordinator: additional photography
Matthew Warren ... completion bond (as Matt Warren)
Kurt Woolner ... completion bond
Lauren Feige Keskinel ... assistant to producers: additional photography (uncredited)

Thanks

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Martin Bradshaw ... thanks
Laura Connell ... thanks
Karen Cristello ... thanks
Bob Dykes ... thanks
Helen Illsley ... special thanks
Linda Illsley ... special thanks
Lisa Illsley ... special thanks
Roger Illsley ... special thanks
Rolf Illsley ... special thanks
Keith Koburn ... thanks
Tammy Koburn ... thanks
Abe Lara ... thanks
Diann Lara ... thanks
Cynthia Medina ... thanks: Peru school
Mrs. Roy Pierucci ... thanks
Roy Pierucci ... thanks (as Mr. Roy Pierucci)
Chip Polk ... special thanks
Jency Polk ... special thanks
Jordan Polk ... special thanks
Robin Polk ... special thanks
Kevin Reynolds ... special thanks
Andrew Stone ... special thanks
Hope B. Stone ... special thanks
Jan Stone ... special thanks
Michael Stone ... special thanks
Paul Stone ... special thanks
Bob Tomasino ... thanks: Oil Can Harry's
Craig Valencie ... thanks
Evie Welsh ... special thanks
Jay Wilkinson ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Escaped convicts disguised as beauty pageant experts? This could get ugly. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Salvajemente tiernos (Spain)
  • Щастливи в Тексас (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Üçkagitçilar (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Город счастья, штат Техас (Russia)
  • Luda igra u Teksasu (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $72,056, 03 Oct 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia With the exception of a few scenes, the film was shot entirely on location in Piru, California. See more »
Goofs There are no mountains or vineyards anywhere near Happy, Texas. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Three Kings/Drive Me Crazy/Happy, Texas/Guinevere/Mystery, Alaska (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Passin' Thru See more »
Crazy Credits Thanks to the people in Happy, Texas... even though we shot entirely on location in Piru, California. Sorry. See more »
Quotes Sheriff Chappy Dent: Give me the meanest steak you got! Rare, and I mean rare! Just de-horn it, wipe its butt and send it in.
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