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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
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Promotional poster
Directed by Tim McCanlies
Produced by Dana Shaffer
Peter White
Chasse Foster
Written by Tim McCanlies
Music by Steve Dorff
Cinematography Andrew Dintenfass
Editing by Rob Kobrin
Studio Caribou Pictures
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s) May 1, 1998 (1998-05-01)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Money made $676,631

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 is a 1998 comedy-drama film starring Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills, and Ethan Embry.


Set in the small, fictional American town of Dancer (Brewster County, Texas), only 81 people live in this town. Following their high school graduation, four young men wrestle with their decisions to leave town for Los Angeles.


  • Breckin Meyer as Keller Coleman
  • Peter Facinelli as Terrell Lee Lusk
  • Eddie Mills as John Hemphill
  • Ethan Embry as Squirrel
  • Ashley Johnson as Josie Hemphill
  • Patricia Wettig as Mrs. Lusk
  • Michael O'Neill as Mr. Lusk
  • Eddie Jones as Earl
  • Wayne Tippit as Keller's grandfather
  • Alexandra Holden as Vivian
  • Keith Szarabajka as Squirrel's father
  • Shawn Weatherly as Sue Ann
  • Michael Crabtree as Mr. Hemphill
  • Lashawn McIvor as Mrs. Hemphill
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