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Miss All-American Beauty (1982)

After winning a beauty contest in Texas, a teen-aged girl is unprepared for the demands of travel, press conferences and interviews that go with winning the title and participating in a national beauty pageant.

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Gus Trikonis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Sally Butterfield
Cloris Leachman ... Agatha Blaine
David Dukes ... Avery McPherson
Jayne Meadows ... Gertrude Hunnicutt
Alice Hirson ... Marjorie Butterfield
Brian Kerwin ... Michael Carrington
Norman Bennett ... George Butterfield
Jim Mills Jim Mills ... Buzz Butterfield
Bobby Fite Bobby Fite ... Petey Butterfield
Jane Roberts Jane Roberts ... Dottie Blaine
Debra Lynn Rogers Welborn ... Libby (as Debra Lynn Rogers)
Stephanie Dunnam ... Felicity
Michele Rusheene Michele Rusheene ... Cecelia
Peggy Smithhart Peggy Smithhart ... Colleen (as Peggy Woody)
Helen Martin Brockie Helen Martin Brockie ... Melissa
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After winning a beauty contest in Texas, a teen-aged girl is unprepared for the demands of travel, press conferences and interviews that go with winning the title and participating in a national beauty pageant.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le rêve Américain See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marian Rees Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[Buzz and Petey awaken Sally wearing their mother's evening dresses]
Buzz ButterfieldPetey Butterfield: Good morning, your highness, good morning / Your runner-ups come in dismay / Although you're quite hideous / You can't get rid of us / We'll haunt you to your dying day.
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A Decent TV Movie, and an early starring role for Diane Lane
26 October 2008 | by med_1978See all my reviews

I have to say that I did not expect much from this film. I essentially bought it as I really like Diane Lane and had not seen much of her early work.

First off the performances in the movie are decent if not great. Diane Lane is certainly beautiful enough to be believable and her acting performance is okay too. Cloris Leachman although a little agitating at times gives a good performance as her chaperone. Brian Kerwin is passable, one of the better performance is probably from David Dukes as the sleazy vice president of public relations. The actors who play Lane's parents are okay although the performance of the actor playing her father is fairly flat at times, The actress that plays her Mother gives a slightly better performance. The direction is that of your basic made for TV fare, but somehow the presence of Lane seems to make the film more interesting. Her character certainly goes through changes in the movie and all the attention she gets seems initially strange, she grows to enjoy being in the spotlight and getting attention and the trappings that come with it. Which eventually takes a toll on her family and her romance with Michael (Brian Kerwin).

This is certainly not a deep movie or a moving experience, but it is a decent way to spend 97mins and if you like Diane Lane I suggest you buy this.


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