Happy, Texas

BBB.5

(out of 5)


Two escaped convicts (, ) steal a gay couple’s RV and get stuck in the small town where the couple were expected to perform duties as beauty pageant coordinators. The cons pretend to be the couple in order to collect the giant sum of money that they’re being paid for the job, but along the way fall in love with two very colourful women (, ) who have no idea how available these guys are to them. Smart writing and great performances are the key to this extremely funny comedy that features an absolutely brilliant performance by as a shy cop just waiting for someone to tear open his closet door. Zahn is impeccably funny, and Northam gives an extremely polished and sensitive performance.


Marked Entertainment, Miramax

USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by , Mark Illsley,

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1999

Independent Spirit Awards 1999.

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