High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.
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Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Writer: Peter Bogdanovich and Larry McMurtry
Producer: Stephen Friedman, Bert Schneider and Harold Schneider
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sharon Taggart, Randy Quaid, Joe Heathcock, Bill Thurman, Jessie Lee Fulton, Gary Brockette, Loyd Catlett, John Hillerman and Noble Willingham