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Tex (1982)




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In this film, Tex McCormick is an Oklahoma farm boy who drifts into bad company and a dangerous lifestyle after his mother dies and his father deserts him. His older brother Mason struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear.
Drama , Kids & Family
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Walt Disney Productions

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Matt Dillon
as Tex McCormick
Jim Metzler
as Mason McCormick
Meg Tilly
as Jamie Collins
Frances Lee McCain
as Mrs. Johnson
Ben Johnson
as Cole Collins
Emilio Estevez
as Johnny Collins
Phil Brock
as Lem Peters
Jack Thibeau
as Coach Jackson
Zeljko Ivanek
as Hitchhiker
Tom Virtue
as Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig
as Connie
Jeff Fleury
as Roger
Suzanne Costallos
as Fortune Teller
Marilyn Redfield
as Ms. Carlson
Ric Krause
as Ride Operator
Mark Arnott
as Kelly
Jill Clark
as Marcie
Lisa Mirkin
as Shelly
Rod Jones
as Doctor
Richard Krause
as Ride Operator
Don Harral
as Doctor in Hospital
Mark Huebner
as Orderly
Ron Thulin
as Anchorman
Mary Simons
as Mrs. Germanie
Francine Ringold
as Reporter
Robin Winters
as Girl on Bike
Mike Coats
as Dave
Larry Stallsworth
as Patrolman
Scott Smith
as Biker
S.E. Hinton
as Mrs. Barnes
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Critic Reviews for Tex

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Writers Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter (latter making his directing debut) seem intent on incorporating every conceivable adolescent and adult trauma into their script.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

There is a shock of recognition almost from the beginning of Tex, because we're listening to the sound of American voices in an authentically American world.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This is a film that accomplishes everything that it attempts, and does so expertly. On its own terms, it is a success through and through.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A very frank and gritty story about two brothers.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Dillon, though occasionally annoying, turns in a decent performance, as do Jim Metzler as his brother and Meg Tilly as his girlfriend.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
TV Guide

A stirring, memorable early performance by Dillon

May 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Tex


you git chur horse back, boy... why she's da one done convinced you to tell yer brother you love him.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Matt Dillon has never been more subtly expressive and transparent, and maybe only funnier in Singles; Jim Meltzer is actually funny here as a straight man; there is some great camerawork and lighting. S.E. Hinton seems to be dealing with more Judy-Blume type issues here, so the movie works like a neorealist afterschool special.

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer


A pretty good one. Hahahs, always something similar happening to Matt Dillon's character in the S.E. Henton novel based films.

Robert Alley
Robert Alley

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