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Tex
Tex
Actors: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney, Frances Lee McCain
Director: Tim Hunter
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
PG     1999     1hr 43min

This unassuming little coming-of-age drama features Matt Dillon in the title role as a sweet, slightly dim teenager living with his older brother Mason (Jim Metzler) in a rural Oklahoma town. With an absentee father and a...  more »

     

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Actors: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney, Frances Lee McCain
Director: Tim Hunter
Creators: Ric Waite, Howard E. Smith, Ron Miller, Tim Zinnemann, Charles S. Haas, S.E. Hinton
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Family Films
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 11/16/1999
Original Release Date: 07/30/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 07/30/1982
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

80's Movies Fan
Baldwin | KUWAIT,Sabahiya | 12/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TEX was a great Movie,I own THE DVD..A must See IF You're Matt Dillon's Fan :)

"
"Smokey, the cow horse" is his favorite book
R. Bagula | Lakeside, Ca United States | 03/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This film is really kind of dumb.
It shows a red neck kid in Oklahoma growing up.
He seems to have more courage than sense.
His is a very disfunctional life and
he doesn't seem to have anything but one emotional problem after the other.
I pretty much disliked the film,
but for Disney
it must have been an adventure in semi-realism?"
Well made and sincere coming of age movie
F. J. Harvey | Birmingham England | 07/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Tex is a 15 year old Oklahoma farm boy with more than his fair share of problems .He is being raised by his elder brother in the absence of parents -his mother is dead and his father simply walks away from domestic responsibility .the movie is about how this personable and engaging -but not over bright -teenager strives to make sense of his world .It examines the pains and perils of growing up and Tex 's family life is not a bed of roses .The movie treats of themes untypical of Disney productions --booze, sex, fighting ,class distinction and economic problems ,school problems and the sudden need to grow up and assume responsibility more quickly than most .
This is both the appeal and the problem of the movie-it is an adult look at children's lives and treats the issues seriously ,but tries to cram too much into a brief running time .Consequently the picture feels slightly overcooked and issue heavy .
Still it is splendidly acted especially by Matt Dillon as Tex and by Meg tilly as his girl friend
This is awarm hearted but not a sappy movie and its honesty ,sincerity and skill commend it to me ,but a little less plot would have made it better"