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Tex (1982)

PG | | Drama | 30 July 1982 (USA)
After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

S.E. Hinton (novel), Charles S. Haas (screenplay) (as Charlie Haas) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Tex McCormick
Jim Metzler ... Mason McCormick
Meg Tilly ... Jamie Collins
Bill McKinney ... Pop McCormick
Frances Lee McCain ... Mrs. Johnson
Ben Johnson ... Cole Collins
Emilio Estevez ... Johnny Collins
Jack Thibeau ... Coach Jackson
Zeljko Ivanek ... Hitchhiker
Tom Virtue ... Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig Pamela Ludwig ... Connie
Jeff Fleury Jeff Fleury ... Roger
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Fortune Teller (as Suzanne Costallos)
Marilyn Redfield Marilyn Redfield ... Ms. Carlson
Mark Arnott ... Kelly
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Storyline

After their mother dies and their father leaves them, teenage brothers Tex and Mason McCormick struggle to make it on their own.

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Taglines:

Tough. Tender. Today. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tex: Um Retrato da Juventude See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,000,536
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several mock-up sets duplicating Tex's house were built inside the National Guard Armory building on the campus of Broken Arrow Senior High. See more »

Goofs

When Tex and Mason go to Tulsa, they pass over the Bixby Bridge. Yet in the next scene, they are going through a wooded area. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Carlson: And Tex, I don't want another report on "Smokey the Cow Horse"
Tex McCormick: Yeah, but I read it everytime
Ms. Carlson: Why don't you read another book by the same author?
Tex McCormick: You mean, that guy, wrote another book?
Ms. Carlson: Yes Tex, in the library.
Tex McCormick: Oh, wow!
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Godfather (Main Theme)
(uncredited)
Written by Nino Rota
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Tex is stuck in a rut
7 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

I first came across writer SE Hinton's work when the great Francis Ford Coppola adapted two of her books and made contrasting films. The Outsiders and Rumblefish. Both were released in 1983 having been shot back to back and both featured Matt Dillon.

A year earlier, Dillon starred as Tex, in this adaptation of a SE Hinton book made by Disney. It is not as memorable as the Coppola movies.

It is one of these coming of age dramas filled with teenage angst and Matt Dillon gives an early brat pack performance. Someone should had told him back then to do some comedy.

Tex is the younger of two brothers growing up on their own, the older brother cares for Tex. Their mother has died, their dad has walked out on them. Tex likes the sister of his best friend, their father does not like Tex hanging out with either of them.

Tex and his brother get to be heroes when they apprehend a villain on the run who initially holds them hostage. Later Tex gets involved with a drug dealing friend.

The film is a slice of life drama about young adults. It features some early brat packers, apart from Dillon it also has Emilio Estevez and Meg Tilly. It does feel a bit to contrived and cliched but also shows a direction that Disney were moving away from its family friendly roots.


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