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Film / Happy, Texas

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A 1999 American comedy directed by Mark Illsley from a screenplay by Phil Reeves, following two escaped prisoners (Steve Zahn and Jeremy Northam) being mistaken for a gay couple and being asked to help with a beauty pageant.

The movie also stars William H. Macy, Ally Walker, Illeana Douglas, MC Gainey, Ron Perlman, Mo Gaffney, and Paul Dooley.

It was released on October 1, 1999.

Tropes for the film:

  • Chicken Joke: The movie begins with the characters working on the chain gang. One of them raises the question, "Why did the armadillo cross the road?". This turns out to be a trick question, as the armadillo is roadkill.
  • Repetitive Name: Wayne Wayne Wayne, Jr.
  • Tagline: "Escaped convicts disguised as beauty pageant experts? This could get ugly".
  • Working on the Chain Gang: The movie begins with the protagonists' escape from a chain gang.