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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  24 March 1989 (Finland)
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matti Pellonpää ...
Kari Väänänen ...
Igor (Village Idiot)
Sakke Järvenpää ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Heikki Keskinen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Pimme Korhonen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Sakari Kuosmanen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Puka Oinonen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Silu Seppälä ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Mauri Sumén ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Mato Valtonen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Pekka Virtanen ...
The Leningrad Cowboys
Nicky Tesco ...
Lost Cousin
Olli Tuominen ...
Siberian Svengali
Kari Laine ...
Siberian Chauffeur
Jatimatic Ohlstrom ...
Father of the Cowboys
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Storyline

The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboys de Lenigrado Vão Para a América  »

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Trivia

At the wedding, when Vladimir pours himself a shot by the tap hidden in the cactus, he uses a Jägermeister glass. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, and throughout the movie, the frozen bass player's bass guitar is some cheap off-brand guitar. But when he thaws out and gets up to play at the end of the movie, it's a Fender. See more »

Quotes

Siberian Svengali: [after audition] Bullshit.
Igor: How come?
Siberian Svengali: No commercial potential. Go to America. They'll put up with anything there...
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Connections

Followed by Total Balalaika Show (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of the Leningrad Cowboys
Composed by Mark Smith
Lyrics by Nicky Tesco
Arranged by J. Allom, Mark Smith and Nicky Tesco
Performed by Leningrad Cowboys
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Just good clean fun
4 October 1999 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

The most politically inclined and intellectual viewer would analyze this movie as a political satire, and they would be right. However, this movie is more enjoyable if seen as a road movie and a look at America through the eyes of a foreigner. Funny and poignant.


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