Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +1 1/2

Why should Rand McNalley put Dancer, Texas, Pop. 81, on their map? That is the question four high school boys are trying to answer. Keller (Breckin Meyer) has been planning since age 11 to leave Dancer for California along with his three friends, Terrell Lee (Peter Facinelli), Squirrel (Ethan Embry) and John (Eddie Mills). The four have planned to get on the first bus out of town after high school graduation, and head for a new life in California. But in one short week-end things quickly change and it is uncertain if any of the boys will get out of town. Keller needs his friends to be able to go to California, and Terrell Lee's mom wants him to take over his father's oil business. Their friend Squirrel is concerned about leaving his alcoholic father, and pal John really wants to stay and ranch his fathers land, but feels his father wants him to leave.

Viewers will fall in love with the characters in DANCER, TEXAS. This heart-warming tale of a town and its people will have viewers in stitches one minute and totally engrossed the next. The boys learn Dancer, Texas, earns its place on the map by the size of its heart and not by the size of its population. The people are down to earth, funny and decent. When Squirrel's alcoholic father wakes up with a woman in his bed, Squirrel is disgusted with his behavior, but he seems to love him. The boy expresses his frustration with his dad by opening a medicine cabinet door and slamming it so it will pop his dad in the head. But the whole scene has a redeeming end when the woman his father is with wants to help Squirrel and his dad clean up their lives. In addition, all four boys are focused on what is good and they respect the men in town as well as their parents. DANCER, TEXAS, is a wholesome film with good morals. One s-word and 26 mild crudities plus Terrell Lee's father using a crude sexual reference justify the movie's PG rating. What a breath of fresh air!

Preview Reviewer: Sherry Oswald
Tristar Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA. 90232

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Crude Language: Many (26) times - All mild

Obscene Language: Once (s-word)

Profanity: None

Violence: Once - Mild (cabinet door pops man on head)

Sex: None but implied once (unmarried couple in bed)

Nudity: None but near nudity once (woman in tight shirt and short shorts)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Once (crude reference to male genitals)

Drugs: Beer drinking

Other: Alcoholic's behavior not condoned; teenagers respect elders

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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