Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

Promotional poster
Directed by Tim McCanlies
Produced by Dana Shaffer
Peter White
Chasse Foster
Written by Tim McCanlies
Starring Breckin Meyer
Peter Facinelli
Eddie Mills
Ethan Embry
Music by Steve Dorff
Cinematography Andrew Dintenfass
Edited by Rob Kobrin
Caribou Pictures
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • May 1, 1998 (1998-05-01)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $676,631[1]

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.



Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 received positive reviews; it currently holds an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

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."[3] The movie was filmed in Fort Davis, Texas as dancer and the tri county area.


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