DVD  114 mins   IMDB  5.4
R (Restricted)
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Universal Studios (1982)
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Comedy, Musical
USA  /  English

Burt Reynolds Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Dolly Parton Mona Stangley
Dom DeLuise Melvin P. Thorpe
Charles Durning Governor
Jim Nabors Deputy Fred
Robert Mandan Senator Charles Wingwood
Lois Nettleton Dulcie Mae
Theresa Merritt Jewel
Noah Beery Jr. Edsel

Director Colin Higgins
Producer Colin Higgins; Peter Macgregor-Scott
Writer Colin Higgins; Peter Masterson

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. Reynolds is the local sheriff who is more interested in keeping the town's most popular business open than carrying out the letter of the law.Parton is the whorehouse madame who also happens to hold the sheriff's interest.It is the late 1970s, a brothel that has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.

Edition Details
Distributor Universal Studios
Barcode 025192022029
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/7/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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