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Texas True Stories [QUIZ]

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As more movies are being filmed in Texas, many are referring to Texas as the “new Hollywood”. Here are movies that have been filmed or had important scenes filmed throughout Texas. Here are the movies that are based on stories that happened in Texas. Can you guess the movies by their clues?

1. Drew Westbrook and Betty Helmer fell in love at a bar in the 1970’s. Their wedding reception was held at the same bar. In order to be open for patrons the wedding party had to be out by 6 p.m. Westbrook admitted that Helmer was better at riding the mechanical bull than he was.
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2. Based on a book written from acclaimed author Buzz Bissinger, this movie details the lives of the 1988 Odessa Permian High School football team. Coach Gaines is played by Billy Bob Thornton. NBC aired the series spin off from 2006-2011.
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3. Jim Morris was a high school teacher and baseball coach that struggled to make the majors in his earlier years. Morris made a promise to his team that if they won the District Championship, he would attend a major league tryout.
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4. Marjorie Nugent was a wealthy 80-year old widow that lived in Carthage. She was shot in the back by her younger companion after confronting him about abuse of her finances. Nugent’s family and members of her community have a different version of events than what Jack Black portrayed.
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5. Marvin Zindler was a reporter for KTRK in Houston. In 1973 Zindler and Larry Conners did a report on the Chicken Ranch outside of La Grange resulting it its closing its doors for good.
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6. Red Adair revolutionized oil well firefighting. In 1968 John Wayne starred in the film that was based loosely on his life.  
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7. Li Cunxin was an exchange student at the Houston Ballet from China. When given the opportunity to stay in America he had to sacrifice communication with his family. Seven years after defecting Cunxin’s family was finally able to see him perform in Houston.
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8. While filming around Texas, Red Oak school teacher Mabel Cavitt was cast in a small role when she was noticed among the spectators. Cavitt played the mother of part of this crime spree duo. Texas Ranger Captain Frank Hamer was hired as a special investigator that led the ambush resulting in their deaths in Louisiana.
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9. Hank Thomson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. His career lasted over 70 years, starting with the Brazos Valley Boys. This movie was based on the novel that was written about his life.
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10. Texas Western College basketball coach Don Haskins led his team to the 1966 NCAA Championships. Haskins was the first coach to start five African American players.
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