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A Texas Funeral (1999)

In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on ... See full summary »

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W. Blake Herron (as William Blake Herron)

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W. Blake Herron (as William Blake Herron)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Quinton Jones Quinton Jones ... Little Sparta
Robert Patrick ... Zach
Jane Adams ... Mary Joan
Martin Sheen ... Grandpa Sparta
Chris Noth ... Clinton
Olivia d'Abo ... Charlotte (as Olivia D'Abo)
Grace Zabriskie ... Murtis
Joanne Whalley ... Miranda
Mona Lee Fultz ... Nurse (as Mona Lee)
Isaiah Washington ... Walter
Harold Suggs Harold Suggs ... Lucas
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Achilles
Steve Shearer ... Jefferson
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Young Lucas
Todd Lowe ... Skinny Private
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In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on the corpse and sees his grandmother involved in macabre and sinister rituals. His parents go and collect Aunt Miranda from the rest home where she has been locked away because of her part in a family scandal, while the tension between father and uncle over money matters is sky-high. In the stables, the camel belonging to the deceased has an attack of nerves, and after he's been calmed down, the child meets the grandfather's ghost who recounts all the family tales. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Feet Under i Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Zach Whit: A man spends the first half of his life trying to figure women out, and the second half trying to forget what he's learned.
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Soundtracks

Crown Victoria Custom '51
Written by Andy Paley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Burton, Ken Lovelace (as Kenneth Lovelace) and Julie Richmond
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Published by Decapo Music (BMI)/James Burton Music/Ken Lovelace Music (BMI)/Moonfall Music (BMI)/W.B.M. Music o/b/o itself and Twilite Tunes (SESAC)
Courtesy of Sire Records Group
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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a refreshing change
14 December 2005 | by philkunduSee all my reviews

I bought this movie at Blockbuster for about 6 bucks, I thought that it was a western and since it had Sheen and Patrick in it I thought "EH why not?" The movie wasn't really what I expected but it kept me watching all the way through. This is a great dramatic comedy, the acting was great all-round! A bit of a different role for Chris Noth, but I couldn't help but like his character. The script was really well written and movie doesn't really ever "drag" on. The comedy was pretty decent and I didn't find the story overly predictable. Well worth the 2 hours and 6 bucks that I put into it. I'd definitely recommend this one. Enjoy


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