Lone Star (1996)

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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.




  • Matthew McConaughey in Lone Star (1996)
  • Clifton James in Lone Star (1996)
  • John Sayles and Chris Cooper in Lone Star (1996)
  • Miriam Colon in Lone Star (1996)
  • Elizabeth Peña in Lone Star (1996)
  • Matthew McConaughey in Lone Star (1996)

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7 April 2002 | =G=
| A good watch for those who missed it in 1996.
In "Lone Star", a skull is found in an isolated part of a Texas border county which begins an investigation by the local Sheriff who must unlock a closet full of skeletons to solve the mystery. Critically acclaimed and a high scoring flick on this website, "Lone Star" is a film to be reckoned with. It features solid performances without the usual blockbuster star power, an engaging story, a real feel, and masterful editing which allows for a seamless presentation of the numerous flashbacks required to tell the story. You'll find little emoting or little reason to emote in this matter-of-fact contemporary film which ends with a kicker. Worth a look for just about anyone mature enough for the subject matter.

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Release Date:

21 June 1996


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Coupland, Texas, USA

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$232,184 23 June 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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