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(1984)

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During the scene in the Texas airport, Dean Stockwell's character is on the phone with his wife. The PA announcer can be heard saying "A message for Joy Stockwell, Joy Stockwell. Austin will arrive at any minute." Joy was Dean's wife and Austin, his son, was born during production of this film.
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Harry Dean Stanton's favorite film from his own filmography.
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Composer Ry Cooder recreated blues guitarist Blind Willie Johnson's 1927 tune "Dark Was the Night" as the centerpiece of his Paris, Texas (1984) soundtrack.
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Musicians Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith claimed this was their favorite movie of all time.
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Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) doesn't speak at all until 26 minutes into the film.
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Famous Scottish band Texas took their name from the title of this film, while fellow Scottish band Travis are named after its main protagonist.
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
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The restaurant that Travis calls Walt's home from is actually located in Cabazon, CA (not San Bernardino, which is about 45 miles away.) This of course is home to Claude Bell's famous concrete T-Rex and brontosaurus.
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Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski portray husband and wife. In real-life, Stanton is 35 years older than Kinski.
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Shooting started in 1983 while the screenplay was still incomplete, with the objective of filming in the order of the story. Writer Sam Shepard planned to base the rest of the story on their understanding of the characters and observations of the actors. However, when Shepard moved on to another job, he sent director Wim Wenders notes on how the screenplay should end instead. He credited Wenders and co-writer L.M. Kit Carson with the idea of a peep show and the story's final acts. According to Dean Stockwell, his character in early drafts was intended to travel with Hunter, Travis and Anne before Anne turned back to Los Angeles and Walt became lost in the desert, paralleling Travis in the first scene.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Film debut of Hunter Carson.
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One of four 1984 movies that actress Nastassja Kinski starred in that were released in that year. The films include Paris, Texas (1984), Maria's Lovers (1984), Unfaithfully Yours (1984) and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
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When Hunter is in his room he is playing a Zaxxon Coleco Tabletop.
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The main cast includes many actors who appeared in many films directed by Francis Ford Coppola: Aurore Clément appeared in Apocalypse Now (1979); Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski previously appeared in One from the Heart (1981); and Dean Stockwell appeared in Gardens of Stone (1987), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) and The Rainmaker (1997).
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The re-release in Spain was only in 3 theaters: Madrid (Conde Duque, Verdi) and Barcelona (Verdi). The film was only projected 1 day in subtitled version.
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Nastassja Kinski's first appearance takes place more than 53 minutes into the film.
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