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Miss Firecracker (1989)

Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even ... See full summary »

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Miss Blue
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Miss Lily
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Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she's heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi. Written by Rob Hartill

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An explosive comedy!

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19 January 1990 (Sweden)  »

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En tjej med glöd  »

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$1,852,655 (USA)
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Delmount Williams: Please, don't make me treat you like dogs. I don't want to treat you like common dogs.
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rip roaring funny
29 September 2003 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

A hilarious sendup of beauty contests, with a nice wry twist and laugh out loud southern humor. Wacky characters, well casted and good solid acting. Mary Steenburgen is wonderful and Holly Hunter is the best! You may not get if if you are not from the South and if you are "serious" about beauty pageants.


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