DirectorTim McCanlies Initial DVD releaseOctober 14, 1998 Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 1, 1998 (1998-05-01) CastBreckin Meyer (Keller Coleman), Peter Facinelli (Terrell Lee Lusk), Eddie Mills (John Hemphill), Ethan Embry (Squirrel), Ashley Johnson (Josie Hemphill), Patricia Wettig (Mrs. Lusk) Similar moviesTremors, Bonnie and Clyde, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Edward Scissorhands
Taglinein the middle of nowhere they had everything
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
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 received positive reviews; it currently holds an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Film reviewer Joe M. O'Connell, writing for the San Antonio Express-News, called the film "The finest representation of small-town Texas since The Last Picture Show." The movie was filmed in Fort Davis, Texas as dancer and the tri county area.