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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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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 desert scene where Igor frees Vladimir, Vladimir (Matti Pellonpää) storms out to attack the band, who are sitting at a fire. He furiously beats them with large ropes, but band members Mauri Sumén and Sakke Järvenpää smile and laugh the whole way through their beating. Sakke especially tries to hold his laughter in while Vladimir storms up. 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

Referenced in Haapasalo Goes America: Episode #1.8 (2014) See more »

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Sunday Morning
Written by Mauri Sumén
Arranged by Mauri Sumén
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this movie is 100 times better than the "Blues Brothers".
11 August 2006 | by (Cessnock, Australia) – See all my reviews

at first i thought what is this? then you let the leningrad cowboys take you along and the movie just gets better. the music is an obvious highlight all through the movie but that is just one of many. it is the costumes and hairstyles that make this movie perfect. the lost cousin is a brilliant plot twist and picks the music up and the viewer as well. keep an eye on the bass player, that is all i will say about him. a genuinely funny movie that is so far left of centre it is unbelievable, but when you watch the movie, no, this is all very believable. watch it as many times as you can. i was the only person to rent it from the video shop so they sold it to me cheap. the best buy i ever made.


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