Texasville

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Texasville
Texasville large.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Produced by
Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich
Based on Texasville
by Larry McMurtry
Starring
Cinematography Nicholas Josef von Sternberg
Edited by Richard Fields
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28)
Running time
126 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million[1]
Box office $2.3 million[2]

Texasville is a 1990 American drama film written and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, based on the novel Texasville by Larry McMurtry. A sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971), the film features Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Timothy Bottoms, Randy Quaid, and Eileen Brennan reprising their roles from the original film.

Texasville is in color, while The Last Picture Show was filmed in black and white. The film received mixed reviews from critics, holding a 55% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes,[3] and did not do well at the box office, grossing just $2 million against its $18 million budget.

Plot[edit]

In 1984, 33 years after the events depicted in The Last Picture Show, 50-year-old Duane Jackson (Bridges) is a wealthy tycoon of a near-bankrupt oil company. His relationship with his family is not prospering, either. His wife, Karla (Annie Potts), believes that Duane is cheating on her, and his son, Dickie (William McNamara), seems to be following in his father's libidinous footsteps.

Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman) works as Duane's secretary, and despondent Lester Marlow (Quaid), now a businessman, seems a prime candidate for a business crisis, a heart attack, or both.

Sonny Crawford's (Bottoms) increasingly erratic behavior causes Duane concern over Sonny's mental health.

Jacy Farrow (Shepherd) has traveled the world and experienced its pleasures. A painful tragedy brings her back to her hometown and once again into Duane's life.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Medley (September 11, 1989). "Town Real to Reel Archer City Says Cheese To Film Sequel". News OK. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Texasville (1990)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/texasville/

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