Tex

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Overview

Tex represented the first film adaption of a novel by "teen angst" specialist S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars as Tex McCormick, 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 Jim Metzler struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear: his crippling lack of self-worth. Surprisingly, the film was produced by the Disney company, which heretofore had painted a more upbeat ...
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Overview

Tex represented the first film adaption of a novel by "teen angst" specialist S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars as Tex McCormick, 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 Jim Metzler struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear: his crippling lack of self-worth. Surprisingly, the film was produced by the Disney company, which heretofore had painted a more upbeat portrait of teen-age life. Dillon would go on to appear in two more Hinton adaptations, while Tex supporting player Emilio Estevez would show up in an additional three. S.E. Hinton herself appears in the small role of Mrs. Barnes, a schoolteacher.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Matt Dillon's considerable talents as a young actor did not go unnoticed by writer/director Tim Hunter, who was the first to give Dillon a complex, mature role as the title character in his screen adaptation of S.E. Hinton's Tex. There's more to the performance than the trademark Dillon impudence: he's allowed to reveal some of the worry and fear behind the character's macho, prankster posturing, and he never becomes maudlin or unconvincing. The film charts a few pivotal weeks in the lives of parentless brothers Tex and Mason (Jim Metzler), and Hunter does away with the sentiment common to Hinton's stories in favor of a gritty, sloppy look uncommon to most Disney productions. Tex would be one of many Hunter films chronicling disaffected teens, from his first produced script, 1979's cautionary tale Over the Edge, to 1987's haunting River's Edge, to many episodes of the popular 1990s television series, Beverly Hills, 90210.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • UPC: 013131092134
  • Original Release: 1982
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Phil Brock Lem Peters
Mark Arnott Kelly
Sheryl Briedel Lisa
Jill Clark Marcie
Suzanne Costallos Fortune Teller
Jeff Fleury Roger
Charles Haas Lee
S.E. Hinton Mrs. Barnes
Zeljko Ivanek Hitchhiker
Ric Krause Ride Operator
Pamela Ludwig Connie
Marilyn Redfield Ms. Carlson
Scott Smith
Jack Thibeau Coach Jackson
Tom Virtue Bob Collins
Robin Winters Girl on Bike
Technical Credits
Tim Hunter Director, Screenwriter
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Bob Hathaway Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Natalie Massara Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Miller Producer
Howard Smith Editor
Howard E. Smith Editor
Ric Waite Cinematographer
Tim Zinnemann Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A really good movie

    Tex is a really good movie. There are many amusing parts and no bad ones. The acting was great and I think everyone should buy this movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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