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My American Cousin (1985)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  7 March 1986 (USA)
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Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada. However she's not quite happy: her parents keep on treating her like a child. One night ... See full summary »

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Margaret Langrick ...
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Richard Donat ...
Jane Mortifee ...
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Lenny McPhee
Camille Henderson ...
Shirley Darling
Darsi Bailey ...
Thelma
Allison Hale ...
Lizzie
Samantha Jocelyn ...
Sue
Babs Chula ...
Dolly Walker
Terrence Moore ...
Al Walker (as Terence Moore)
Brent Severson ...
Johnny Wilcox
Brian Hagel ...
Danny Wilcox
Carter Dunham ...
Eddie Wilcox
Julie Nevlud ...
Ruth Wilcox
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Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada. However she's not quite happy: her parents keep on treating her like a child. One night her cousin Buck from America arrives in a fancy car for a surprise visit. She thinks he's attractive and would like to be close with him, but he considers her too young, too. Only some time later her family learns that Buck ran away from home and took his mother's car. Sandy would like to fly with him further on... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At the Dominion Day Dance, set in 1959, the band plays the Drifters' hit "Save The Last Dance For Me", even though this song wasn't initially released until August, 1960. See more »

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Sandy Wilcox: Dear diary... nothing ever happens.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Little Star
Written by Arthur Venosa (uncredited) and Vito Picone (uncredited)
Performed by The Elegants
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My American Cousin!!!
3 June 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie and I loved it. Sandy Wilson is a really good Canadian Director by telling of her real life in 1959 was great, it made the movie feel more realistic. Margaret Langrick playing Sandy Wilcox was great a real break through performance to bad she hasn't acted since 1996 but her performance will be memorable forever. One of the best things in this movie is the scenery I know this because I live in British Columbia were this movie was filmed so it set the feel of the movie since around that time there were only trees and some house around, so anyone would want to get out of that place and have fun. So anyone who wants a campy movie go and rent My American Cousin Fast.


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