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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
When bank robbers Harry (Jeremy Northam) and Wayne (Steve Zahn) escape from prison and stumble into the tiny Texas Panhandle town of Happy, they're mistaken for the gay couple who were scheduled to help plan the town's child beauty pageant. As the criminals take advantage of the misapprehension to lie low while planning their next heist, complications include the local sheriff (William H. Macy) and his attraction to Harry, and Wayne's feelings for schoolteacher Ms. Schaefer (Illeana Douglas).

Cast: Jeremy Northam , Steve Zahn , William H. Macy , Ally Walker , Illeana Douglas , M.C. Gainey , Ron Perlman , Tim Bagley

Director: Mark Illsley

Genres: Comedy

Happy, Texas (1999)

Release Date: January 1st, 1999|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Keeps the laughs coming, and a dynamo named Steve Zahn is the cheif reason why. It's a one-joke movie, but the cast knows how to sell it. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Anybody with a soft spot for fakers, who either identifies with them or just admires their chutzpah, is going to get a kick out of Happy, Texas. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Neither the actors nor their characters engender much affection. show more

  • January 01, 2010 Carole
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    This movie was so funny, I couldn't stop laughing. Steve Zahn was perfect as Jeremy Northam's sidekick. He steals the whole movie.

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