The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Poster

Release Date: March 23rd, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds), also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor (Charles Durning) in a tough spot.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt

Director: Colin Higgins

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Endearing, 1980s, Forbidden love, Playful, Amusing


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical