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A Texas Funeral (1999)

In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on ... See full summary »

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W. Blake Herron (as William Blake Herron)

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W. Blake Herron (as William Blake Herron)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Quinton Jones Quinton Jones ... Little Sparta
Robert Patrick ... Zach
Jane Adams ... Mary Joan
Martin Sheen ... Grandpa Sparta
Chris Noth ... Clinton
Olivia d'Abo ... Charlotte (as Olivia D'Abo)
Grace Zabriskie ... Murtis
Joanne Whalley ... Miranda
Mona Lee Fultz ... Nurse (as Mona Lee)
Isaiah Washington ... Walter
Harold Suggs Harold Suggs ... Lucas
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Achilles
Steve Shearer ... Jefferson
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Young Lucas
Todd Lowe ... Skinny Private
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In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on the corpse and sees his grandmother involved in macabre and sinister rituals. His parents go and collect Aunt Miranda from the rest home where she has been locked away because of her part in a family scandal, while the tension between father and uncle over money matters is sky-high. In the stables, the camel belonging to the deceased has an attack of nerves, and after he's been calmed down, the child meets the grandfather's ghost who recounts all the family tales. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Feet Under i Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Zach Whit: A man spends the first half of his life trying to figure women out, and the second half trying to forget what he's learned.
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Soundtracks

Down The Road A Piece
Written by Don Raye
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Published by MCA Music Publishing
a Division of Universal Studios, Inc.
Courtesy of Sire Records Group
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Not like it was advertised- even better!
1 June 2001 | by Verbal-17See all my reviews

The ads suggest that this movie is a drama, or even a thriller- serious in tone, about serious stuff. I rented it because I liked the cast and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was in fact a very funny and touching comedy-drama, about a bizarre but very likable family, that gathers in Texas to mourn the passing of its patriarch (Martin Sheen). The characters could have been made into caricatures to be laughed at, but instead are drawn with a gentle, touching hand that makes them feel like real people, likable in their own way. Give this one a look. It's extremely watchable and very funny, and filled with warm, wonderful performances.


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