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Tex (1982)

Film Facts:

U.S. Release Date:
30th July 1982    
Running Time: 103 min
U.S. Classification: PG              
Director: Tim Hunter
Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Emilio Estevez, Ben Johnson, Bill McKinney, Phil Brock, Jack Thibeau

* From the author and the star of "The Outsiders" - the story of a young man who wouldn't be beaten.

* His father's gone. His mother's a memory. His brother's moving on. But Tex McCormick isn't giving in.

* Tough. Tender. Today.

* After a few TV appearances Emilio Estevez made his feature film debut in "Tex".

* Author S.E. Hinton made a brief appearance as a typing teacher in the film.

* Jim Metzler was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at "The Golden Globe Awards" while Matt Dillon earned himself a "Best Young Actor" nomination at the "Young Artist Awards".

* "Tex" was nominated for "Best Family Film" at the "Young Artist Awards".

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Tex (1982) [DVD]
In this moving adaptation of the novel by S.E. Hinton ("The Outsiders"), Matt Dillon shines as Tex McCormick, a teenager living on an Oklahoma farm who encounters growing pains after his father deserts him and his mother dies. Attempting to help him face the problems of young adulthood is his troubled brother, played by Jim Metzler. With Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly. 102 min.

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The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983) [DVD]
Set in 1960s Oklahoma, Francis Ford Coppola's exciting adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic tale chronicles a bitter gang war between the working-class "greasers" and the upscale "socs." When a violent encounter results in the death of a rival gang member, greasers C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio must go on the run from the law, forcing them to grow up before their time. The supporting cast features a host of future stars, including Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, and Tom Cruise. Extended edition; 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.

Rumble Fish (1983) [DVD]
Matt Dillon is an alienated Midwest youth whose life changes when the motorcycle-riding older brother (Mickey Rourke) he idolizes returns home. Strikingly filmed in black and white, Francis Ford Coppola's powerful adaptation of the S.E. Hinton novel features a supporting cast that includes Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, and Larry Fishburne. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary by Coppola; deleted scenes; "making of" documentary; music video.

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