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Tex represented the first film adaption of a novel by "teen angst" specialist S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars as Tex McCormick, an Oklahoma farm boy who drifts into bad company and a dangerous lifestyle after his mother dies and his father deserts him. His older brother Mason (Jim Metzler) struggles to keep his sibling on the straight and narrow, but he too has a cross to bear: his crippling lack of self-worth. Surprisingly, the film was produced by the Disney company, which heretofore had painted a more upbeat portrait of teen-age life. Dillon would go on to appear in two more Hinton adaptations, while Tex supporting player [[Performer~P89157~Emilio Estevez~emilioestevez]] would show up in an additional three. S.E. Hinton herself appears in the small role of Mrs. Barnes, a schoolteacher. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Metzler Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1982 Nominee

Cast

Matt Dillon
as Tex McCormick
Jim Metzler
as Mason McCormick
Meg Tilly
as Jamie Collins
Bill McKinney
as Pop McCormick
Frances Lee McCain
as Mrs. Johnson
Ben Johnson
as Cole Collins
Emilio Estevez
as Johnny Collins
Phil Brock
as Lem Peters
Scott Smith
Robin Winters
as Girl on Bike
Pamela Ludwig
as Connie
Jeff Fleury
as Roger
Sheryl Briedel
as Lisa
Mark Arnott
as Kelly
Zeljko Ivanek
as Hitchhiker
Marilyn Redfield
as Ms. Carlson
Jack Thibeau
as Coach Jackson
Ric Krause
as Ride Operator
Tom Virtue
as Bob Collins
Suzanne Costallos
as Fortune Teller
Charles Haas
as Lee

Crew

Tim Hunter
Director
Ron Miller
Producer
Tim Zinnemann
Producer
Tim Hunter
Screenwriter
Ric Waite
Cinematographer
Pino Donaggio
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Massara
Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard E. Smith
Editor
Louis Mann
Production Designer
Bob Hathaway
Sound/Sound Designer
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