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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R
114 min | Comedy, Musical

A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.
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Writers
Larry L. King (play) (screenplay) | Peter Masterson (play) (screenplay) | Colin Higgins (screenplay)
Composers
Carol Hall | Patrick Williams (original background music)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Terry Liebling (as Terry H. Liebling)
Production Designer
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Box Office
Budget
$ 35,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 11,874,268
Gross (USA)
$ 69,701,637
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Release date
Jul 23, 1982 (United States)

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Burt Reynolds
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd   See fewer
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Dolly Parton
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Dom DeLuise
Melvin Melvin   See fewer
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Charles Durning
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Jim Nabors
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Lois Nettleton
Dulcie Mae Dulcie Mae   See fewer
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Noah Beery Jr.
Edsel (as Noah Beery) Edsel (as Noah Beery)   See fewer
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Mansel Mansel   See fewer
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Howard K. Smith
Howard K. Smith Howard K. Smith   See fewer
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Gail Benedict
Chicken Ranch Girl Chicken Ranch Girl   See fewer
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Valerie Leigh Bixler
Chicken Ranch Girl Chicken Ranch Girl   See fewer
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Leslie Cook
Chicken Ranch Girl Chicken Ranch Girl   See fewer
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Carol Culver
Chicken Ranch Girl Chicken Ranch Girl   See fewer
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Lorraine Fields
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Trish Garland
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Sandi Johnson
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Lee Lund
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Paula Lynn
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Lily Mariye
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Andrea Pike
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Terry Calloway
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Terri Treas
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Melanie Winter
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Robin Lynn Funk
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Karen McLain
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Old Farmer Old Farmer   See fewer
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Donald F. Colson
Jeff Gerald Jeff Gerald   See fewer
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Bobby Fite
Dulcie Mae's Son Dulcie Mae's Son   See fewer
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Paula Shaw
Wulla Jean Wulla Jean   See fewer
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Sheriff Jack Roy Sheriff Jack Roy   See fewer
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Sheriff Chapman Sheriff Chapman   See fewer
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Wayne Heffley
TV Station Manager TV Station Manager   See fewer
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Washing Girl Washing Girl   See fewer
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Chicken Girl Chicken Girl   See fewer
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Privates Boy Privates Boy   See fewer
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Nester Nester   See fewer
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Chicken Ranch Girl Raid (uncredited) Chicken Ranch Girl Raid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Gaybis
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Young Whore Dancer (uncredited) Young Whore Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Silhouette Cowboy (uncredited) Silhouette Cowboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Working Girl in Whorehouse (uncredited) Working Girl in Whorehouse (uncredited)   See fewer
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