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Texasville

The book Texasville was made into the movie Texasville.

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Book details for Texasville

Texasville was written by Larry McMurtry. The book was published in 1987 by Simon & Schuster. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Larry McMurtry also wrote Terms of Endearment (1975) and The Evening Star (1992).

 

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With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show. This is a Texas-sized story brimming with home truths of the heart, and men and women we recognize, believe in, ... Read More

With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show. This is a Texas-sized story brimming with home truths of the heart, and men and women we recognize, believe in, and care about deeply. Set in the post-oil-boom 1980s, Texasville brings us up to date with Duane, who's got an adoring dog, a sassy wife, a twelve-million-dollar debt, and a hot tub by the pool; Jacy, who's finished playing "Jungla" in Italian movies and who's returned to Thalia; and Sonny -- Duane's teenage rival for Jacy's affections -- who owns the car wash, the Kwik-Sackstore, and the video arcade.

One of Larry McMurtry's funniest and most touching contemporary novels.

Movie details for Texasville

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Texasville was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Harvey Christiansen, Pearl Jones, Loyd Catlett, Jimmy Howell, Romi Snyder, Kay Pering, Allison Marich, Katherine Bongfeldt, Earl Poole Ball, Su Hyatt, Angie Bolling, William McNamara, Eileen Brennan, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Timothy Bottoms, Annie Potts, Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges and Meri Beth Moore.

 

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Larry McMurtry's novel was a sequel to The Last Picture Show, picking up with the same characters in the 1980s, after the Texas oil boom had gone bust. Peter Bogdanovich, down on his luck, was tapped to direct and managed to reassemble much of the origina... Read More
Larry McMurtry's novel was a sequel to The Last Picture Show, picking up with the same characters in the 1980s, after the Texas oil boom had gone bust. Peter Bogdanovich, down on his luck, was tapped to direct and managed to reassemble much of the original cast: Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Cloris Leachman, and Randy Quaid. Where Picture Show focused on Bottoms's character, this episode centers on Bridges. Fending off creditors, dealing badly with middle age, and drinking too much, he reconnects with Shepherd when she returns to town. But there's not a lot of plot; rather, this is a meditation on the disappointments life can hand out. Bridges, as always, is solid; Bottoms, something of a lost soul in his acting career, seems typecast as the achiever who never recovered from the shell shock of the Korean War. Still, an interesting companion piece to the first film. --Marshall Fine