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Waltz Across Texas (1982)

PG | | Drama | October 1982 (USA)
A cosmopolitan East Coast geologist (Anne Archer) drills for oil and finds love with a Texas wildcatter (Terry Jastrow).

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Ernest Day

Writers:

Anne Archer (story), Terry Jastrow (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Archer ... Gail Weston
Terry Jastrow ... John Taylor
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joe Locker
Richard Farnsworth ... Frank Walker
Mary Kay Place ... Kit Peabody
Josh Taylor ... Like Jarvis
Ben Piazza ... Bill Wrather
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Raoul
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Molesta Davis
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... A.J. Profit
Bradford English Bradford English ... Billy Pepperberg (as Brad English)
Robert Underwood ... Neil
Bill Salt Bill Salt ... Swat
Jesse Garcia Jesse Garcia ... Robert
Bill Shaner Bill Shaner ... David Foster
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A cosmopolitan East Coast geologist (Anne Archer) drills for oil and finds love with a Texas wildcatter (Terry Jastrow).

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando a través de Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Midland, Texas, USA

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Aster See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Not realistic, but a cute movie
12 December 2005 | by mit_rSee all my reviews

I grew up in a family of "oil field trash" and worked on drilling rigs and for other oil field related companies for most of my adult life, and it is true; it isn't very realistic. That said, I've not seen too many movies that WERE realistic.

Many of the rotary rig scenes were nothing like I've been around (if the swivel hose broke like in the movie, there's no man on Earth that could've wrestled with it) and the "spudder" rig drilling was ludicrous. The two of them arguing about letting the rig become a "gusher" was silly....but it all was enjoyable.

Just a sweet little love story with some memorable scenes and lines: "You oughta see it when it's REALLY blowin'!"


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