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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

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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

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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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

Featured in Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan: Naurua pimeässä (2006) 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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If you like Jarmusch movies you like this one.
13 August 2004 | by (Guelph, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is not so much a movie as it is a test of your campiness quotient. The CQ has a mean of 100. If you fall below 85, you live in a really sad world and as you advance above 100 you are able to extract the comical and farcical aspects of life with increasing ingenuity. After auditioning for a Russian apparatchick (who listens stony-faced to their music, then says "no good - try the US" and departs) the band departs for the US. As they travel from New York to the South, the music changes through a range of pop/rock genres. As another reviewer noted, the music is far more enjoyable than it has a right to be and the dead-pan stoicism of the characters is a hoot. From Steppenwolf to Mariachi music, you will hear and see it all. Try the movie again a year later and it will be even more enjoyable because now you can attend to the hilarious detail which you have missed first time around.


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