The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."

  1. Colin Higgins

    Director, Writer

  2. Larry L. King


  3. Peter Masterson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Burt Reynolds

    Burt Reynolds

    Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd

  2. Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton

    Mona Stangley

  3. Dom DeLuise

    Dom DeLuise

    Melvin P. Thorpe

  4. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning


  5. Jim Nabors

    Jim Nabors

    Deputy Fred

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Status Released

Release Information

  • July 23, 1982


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $69,701,637.00



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