For Reel, How Did We Ever Forget About Dennis Quaid's Shot-at-SMU '78 Sexcapade?

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When last we discussed the Best Movies Ever Made in Dallas, this one somehow missed the list: 1978's Seniors, a college sex romp filmed on the SMU campus starring Dennis Quaid and a topless Priscilla Barnes. It was on DVD for a while, but seems to be out of print at the moment -- damn it. Blessedly, it gets a screening October 15 at the Dallas Producers Association's fifth "It Came from Dallas" celebration, where lights high and low are screened for, more often than not, nostalgic giggles.

This time 'round, the DPA fund-raiser -- which will take place October 15 at the Studio Movie Grill at N. Central Expressway and Royal Lane -- is a bit more high-minded in nature, as Bonnie and Clyde also gets the once-over. And Hillcrest High School's own Glenn Morshower will also attend to discuss his role, at the age of 16, in the locally made Drive-In (whose director, Rodney Amateau, also made Seniors two years later). But my dad's especially tickled by this year's roster, as they're also planning on screening the three episodes of Route 66 done in Dallas in 1962 -- one of which was shot at my grandfather's built-in-'47 brickyard, currently the site of the Mesquite Rodeo.

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