Director: Tim Hunter Cast: Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
, Jim Metzler
Jim Metzler
, Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
Tim Hunter


Director: Tim Hunter Cast: Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
, Jim Metzler
Jim Metzler
, Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
Tim Hunter


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Tex represented the first film adaption of a novel by "teen angst" specialist S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars as Tex McCormick, an Oklahoma farm boy who drifts into bad company and a dangerous lifestyle after his mother dies and his father deserts him. His older brother Mason (Jim Metzler) struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear: his crippling lack of self-worth. Surprisingly, the film was produced by the Disney company, which heretofore had painted a more upbeat portrait of teen-age life. Dillon would go on to appear in two more Hinton adaptations, while Tex supporting player Emilio Estevez would show up in an additional three. S.E. Hinton herself appears in the small role of Mrs. Barnes, a schoolteacher.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
UPC: 0786936240849
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 23,136

Special Features

Closed Caption; Spanish language track; French subtitles; Dolby Digital Mono sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon Tex McCormick
Jim Metzler Mason McCormick
Meg Tilly Jamie Collins
Bill McKinney Pop McCormick
Frances Lee McCain Mrs. Johnson
Ben Johnson Cole Collins
Emilio Estevez Johnny Collins
Phil Brock Lem Peters
Mark Arnott Kelly
Sheryl Briedel Lisa
Jill Clark Marcie
Suzanne Costallos Fortune Teller
Jeff Fleury Roger
Charles Haas Lee
S.E. Hinton Mrs. Barnes
Ric Krause Ride Operator
Marilyn Redfield Ms. Carlson
Scott Smith Actor
Robin Winters Girl on Bike
Zeljko Ivanek Hitchhiker
Pamela Ludwig Connie
Jack Thibeau Coach Jackson
Tom Virtue Bob Collins

Technical Credits
Tim Hunter Director,Screenwriter
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Bob Hathaway Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Natalie Massara Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Miller Producer
Howard E. Smith Editor
Ric Waite Cinematographer
Tim Zinnemann Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening/Brothers [16:21]
2. The New Father [9:47]
3. Fortune-Telling [7:13]
4. Threats [10:04]
5. Jumping the Creek [4:08]
6. Tulsa [8:02]
7. The Hitchhiker [6:48]
8. Homecoming [13:16]
9. Trouble [5:59]
10. House Call [9:33]
11. Visitation [5:50]
12. The Application/End Credits [5:49]

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