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Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 May 1990 (USA)
Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed.

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writers:

Del Shores (play), Del Shores (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Orville
Beverly D'Angelo ... Evalita
Tess Harper ... Sara Lee
Judge Reinhold ... Harmony
Amy Wright ... Lurlene
Patrika Darbo ... Marlene
Bert Remsen ... Daddy
Molly McClure ... Mama Wheelis
Keith Carradine ... Clarence
Newell Alexander ... Sid
Emily Bridges ... Little Evalita
Carolyn Brooks Carolyn Brooks ... Linnie Sue
Schuyler Fisk ... Little Sara Lee
Justin Smith ... Little Orville
Katherine A. Torn Katherine A. Torn ... Little Lurlene
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Storyline

Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed.

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Taglines:

Buford Turnover is going to heaven...his family is going through hell.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caccia al testamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Ponder, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$313,844, 6 May 1990

Gross USA:

$1,373,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,373,728
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Majority of the movie filmed on historic Cole Ranch just outside of Denton. See more »

Goofs

Evalita's silver belt continuously appears and disappears while she's singing "Daddy You Can't Blame Me." See more »

Quotes

Lurlene: [regarding Evalita's latest husband] Well, I guess we shouldn't judge... but it's just so HARD!
[chuckling]
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Soundtracks

Dark Side Of Life
Written by Lucinda Williams
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Published by Lucy Jones Music / BMI-Admin, Bug.
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Well paced average comedy
12 March 2011 | by gtrzSee all my reviews

I am partly writing this review in response to some of the other reviewers on here that mention how unlikeable some of the characters are in this film. How can it be missed that their neurotic tendencies are supposed to be part of the comedic element??

This film is nothing more than something to watch when you have nothing else to do and are in the mood for a couple of laughs. It has its poignant moments, it is well paced, is well acted by most of the cast. I especially liked Molly McClure as Mama Wheelis. Her role reminded me of a Ma Kettle-type character (for those of you who remember or know who Marjorie Main is).

I thought that this film was much better than a lot of today's comedies...most of which contain the same 'ol predictable bathroom, endowment and sexual orientation jokes and are painfully unfunny.

5 out of 10 stars


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