Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81


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In small-town Texas four high-school pals vow to leave their tiny town and head to L.A. Keller is ready to saddle up, but his goals are formless. Wealthy Terrell's parents want him to work in the family's business. Squirrel finds reasons to stay as does John, who is a rancher.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tim McCanlies
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 1998
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Terrell Lee

as Squirrel

as Mrs. Lusk

as Keller's Grandfather

as Squirrel's Father

as Mrs. Hemphill

as Reverend

as Loretta

as Harvey

as Another Rancher

as Bus Driver

as Mrs. Caldwell

as Mrs. Hufheinz

as Mrs. Garcia
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Critic Reviews for Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Tim McCanlies' charming feature directorial debut evokes the spirit of Capra's Depression comedies and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, without the nostalgia or sentimentality of those works.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
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Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | May 1, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Highly entertaining and credibly performed

September 18, 2002

Audience Reviews for Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

Very enjoyable movie. But the more Ethan Embry movies I watch, the more I realize he usually plays the same characters.

Megan S

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This is the epitome of cute, safe family films, but it is funny and sweet and captures small town Texas pretty well.

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

A favorite. Hilarious!!

Leo L

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