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The 2013 Shout Factory Blu-ray/DVD release contains an onscreen essay in the bonus features called "The Phantom of Texarkana". The author refers to this film as a "creepy Techniscope horror film". While it's true that Charles B. Pierce shot two of his previous films on 2-perf 35mm Techniscope, The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) and Winterhawk (1975), he actually shot this film on 4-perf 35mm Panavision anamorphic. It was the third film that he had shot using the anamorphic format, the previous ones being The Winds of Autumn (1976) on Panavision and Bootleggers (1974) on Todd-AO 35.
Patrolman A.C. Benson:
What the hell is wrong with you, boy? You try that again and the Supreme Court of the United States ain't gonna be able to save your ass!
At the very beginning, during the quick wedding scene, the extra that plays the now husband is obviously waiting for his cue to come out of the church, as he's looking down with a serious expression, while everybody else is at least smiling or doing something to act like it was a wedding.
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