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Movie Info & Cast


In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.


  • Timothy Bottoms
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Cybill Shepherd
  • Ben Johnson
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Eileen Brennan
  • Clu Gulager
  • Sam Bottoms
  • Sharon Ullrick

Did You Know?


  • The movie is prominently featured in Stephen King's 2006 novel, Lisey's Story.
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  • Several scenes show television programming, however TV was not introduced to the Wichita Falls area (and Anarene) until 1953. The movie takes place in 1951-52.
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    • [to Genevieve]
    • Sam the Lion: What are you grinnin' about? Chicken fry me a steak and try to use meat this time!
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Using period songs and decor to create nostalgia is familiar enough, but to tunnel down to the visual level and get that right, too, and in a way that will affect audiences even if they aren't aware how, is one hell of a directing accomplishment.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times