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Lone Star State of Mind (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 13 December 2002 (USA)
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Earl's engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his recently... See full summary »

Director:

David Semel

Writer:

Trevor Munson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Jackson ... Earl Crest
Jaime King ... Baby
Matthew Davis ... Jimbo
Ryan Hurst ... Tinker
John Mellencamp ... Wayne
DJ Qualls ... Junior
Sam McMurray ... Mr. Smith
Thomas Haden Church ... Killer
Jullian Dulce Vida ... Vasquez (as Jullian Dulcevida)
Elizabeth Barondes ... Smyrna
Rodger Boyce ... Sheriff Andy
Eleese Lester Eleese Lester ... Marie
Tyler Waldrop Tyler Waldrop ... Pizza Feller
Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Carnal
Brian Orr Brian Orr ... Hero
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Earl's engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his recently released ex-con friend Tinker rob a pizza delivery boy and end up with $20,000 of drug money Earl is forced onto the scene, giving up his and Baby's LA money to save Juniors limbs. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, violence, some sensuality and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Baby's place of employment is a BBQ joint named Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor, Texas. Known as one of the best BBQ places in the state, it was featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Dive-in's and Dives". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Tinker takes Earl and Baby to the bowling alley to pick up the money, the length of the cigarette in his mouth changes form short to long. See more »

Quotes

Baby: Earl Crest, don't you know it ain't polite to stare?
Earl: Well, Baby, it's only natural for a man to stare when he sees the prettiest gal west of Mississippi.
Baby: Just west?
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Crazy Credits

The letter "o" in the word 'of' in the title is not spelled onscreen. The movie opens with a close-up of a neon sign in the shape of the Texas state, with a lone 'star' in the middle. The title slowly appears around the neon 'star', which fills-in for the letter 'O' See more »

Soundtracks

Shelter Me
Written by John Moore, Tom Robinson, Steve Ryder and Mike Sands
Performed by 53 Days
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Master Source
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A (potential) classic!
1 July 2004 | by t_n_tSee all my reviews

This movie is great! Superb mental and physical comedy!

Has the potential to become a real classic. Not quite black comedies like After Hours or Heathers, more subtle like Fandango. All in all, an excellent romp through the white trailer trash subculture.

Jaime King is superb as the "in control" brat. Joshua Jackson becomes believable in this exaggerated fantasy. Excellent characters all around. Ryan Hurst is hilarious! DJ Qualls hilarious! Even a memorable performance by John Mellencamp.

If I had one gripe, it would be to develop the character of Matthew Davis a little more. He starts out as somewhat of a run of the mill gay guy and transforms into a gun wielding, hero at the end. But kinda all in the background...

To sum it up: See it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboys and Idiots See more »

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2.35 : 1
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