The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Starring: Burt Reynolds & Dolly Parton Director: Colin Higgins  Rated: R: Restricted
With Burt and Dolly this much fun just couldn't be legal!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 07/21/1982
"...Rollicking, good-natured, a bit spicy and with just enough heart..."

Product Description:

Reynolds is the local sheriff who is more interested in keeping the town's most popular business open than carrying out the letter of the law. Parton is the whorehouse madame who also happens to hold the sheriff's interest. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--Charles Durning.

Plot Synopsis:

Madame Mona Stangely and her sheriff boyfriend Ed Earl Dodd battle publicity-seeking politicians and the Moral Majority to prevent the closing of the "Chicken Ranch," a notorious Texas whorehouse.

Plot Keywords:

Prostitution | Racy | Romance | Theatrical Release | Thieves

Production Notes:

  • Universal produced both the stage and the film versions of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
  • The stage musical opened in New York in April, 1978, and ran until March, 1982, for a total 1584 performances, not counting its return engagement soon after.
  • Estimated budget: $26 million.
  • Filmed in Technicolor and Panavision.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.4
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Rating 5.0 Title says it all! Movie Lover: from LAS VEGAS, NV US -- April, 13, 2012

Burt and Dolly are wonderful in this movie! If you have never seen this movie before, you are in for a surprising treat!! It is a fun romp - it smacks of humorus reality regarding politics and media manipulation! Fun upbeat movie! The music is great also.


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  • Sales Rank: 88,375
  • UPC: 025192022029
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