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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up or shut up." The clock is ticking and as all 81 people in the town watch, comment, offer advice and place bets, these four very different boys with unique backgrounds struggle with the biggest decision of their lives... whether to stay or leave home.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, reflective, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth, friends, family relations, partners, small town life, lifestyle, buddies, graduation, americana, social relations, bittersweet, best friend, trailer, childhood friend, high school friends, bigger dreams, mobile home, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles

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