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True Stories (1986)

PG
89 min | Musical, Comedy

A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
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David Byrne (composed by)
Cinematographer
Edward Lachman (as Ed Lachman)
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Oct 10, 1986 (United States)

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7.2 / 10 | 5,549 votes