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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$676,631

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$676,631
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Facinelli's wife (girlfriend at the time), Beverly Hills 90210 star Jennie Garth, gave birth to their first child during the filming of this movie. His co-stars Breckin Meyer and Ethan Embry drove him to the airport when he found out she was in labor. The plane was delayed and he coached her through the birth over the phone. 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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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 movie you must see!!
3 July 2010 | by hoelschrSee all my reviews

This movie really caught the feeling of living in a small town. There are many characters in those towns, and the characters in this movie are entirely representative of what you might find in a small Texas town. Keller has dreamed of leaving for California with his three buddies for years, but on the day before they are to leave, several of them start having second thoughts that their place is really in Dancer and not in Los Angeles. This movie demonstrates the emotions which come in to play when a young person truly realizes that he or she might be seeing really good friends for the last time. It also brings into play the fear that a young man might experience when leaving the relative safety of his small hometown for the big, wide world where everything is an unknown.This movie caught the emotion tied up with leaving that small town and those people who have been your life for 18 years. Filmed in beautiful Ft. Davis, Texas, this is really one of those fine under-appreciated movies that will be enjoyed by movie lovers everywhere.


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