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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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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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

When driving to Houston at night, the shadow of either crew member or camera is briefly visible on the side of the white Cadillac. 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

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Glamour Cowboy
Written by Mauri Sumén
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A perfect movie
19 June 2001 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I just saw Leningrad Cowboys for the third time and think it is a perfect film. Whatever else it may be about, it is a quest into the heart of rock and roll. The Cowboys start in New York playing their soulful/klezmerish immigrant blues on a seedy rooftop, then reel back through the roots of the genre--Memphis, Natchez, New Orleans, Honky Tonk and Biker Bars, road house and funeral...to their destination in Mexico where their Finnish filtered rock returns to its original sound, converging on the joyous soulful wedding as they back up a singer whose classic Indian features are not that different from some of the singers'... The esthetic is stylish and dead pan. The cinematography is actually quite beautiful, lyric of industrial decay. If you like Jarmusch (who does a spot as a car salesman) you'll like this movie. The pacing did not seem slow to me at all--but that may just be a sign of my age. The form is a series of theatrical skits and blackouts, and the tension of many scenes owes more to mime or comedia than MTV. I think my favorite is one involving the village idiot and a shoe that is not the one he wants. Poignant and hysterical at the same time. Oh, and maybe his treck with what looks to be a 50lb catfish... If you have a chance to see it, go. It is hilarious and sweet and utterly unlike anything else you've ever seen.


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