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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 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


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 <>

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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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Siberian Svengali: [after audition] Bullshit.
Igor: How come?
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Kuka Mitä Häh?
Composed by Timo Järvinen and Sakari Eerola
Lyrics by Seppo Jokelainen
Performed by Leningrad Cowboys
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1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife Irene, and myself, (Robert Morris) owned "The Lonesome Bar" in Memphis where part of the movie was shot. This is where they performed "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay" and my buddy, George Kunkle played the banjo and sang one of his songs. The barber was Bill Robertson, who was a real barber next door to the bar. He passed away shortly after the film came out, but it allowed him to sing in a international film.

The whole cast and crew was wonderful! We played pool and got drunk every night after shooting. One night we sat on the curb out front and took turns picking and singing our favorite songs. That was a experience I will never forget.

We hope you like the movie, as we will never forget it.

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