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Thais
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Howler
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Bear
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Splendid
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Talbot
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Dolan
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Preacher
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Jumper
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Ray Ray
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Sugar Cat
Michael Covert ...
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Renee
Steve LeFleur ...
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Jonno Frishberg ...
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Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her own problems. Her man has been sleeping with Thais, the town hooker. She heads to the Tiger Cafe with gun in hand to get back her man. Written by Les MacDonald at <mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca>

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21 July 1991 (UK)  »

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American Cocktail  »

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In Canada, theatrical distribution was originally handled by Nova Releasing but the rights were passed on to Cineplex Odeon because Nova was struggling financially. See more »

Quotes

Splendid: [On consummation night, talking about her virginity] I can't just stay shut up like an oyster for 20 years and then just jump on top of the bed and spread my legs like a toll bridge.
Jumper: Don't talk that way.
Splendid: I'm not a garage door!
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Les Flammes D'Enfer
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Performed by Mamou
Master provided by Jungle Productions/Austin, Tx.
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one of the best movies I've ever seen
13 October 1999 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

Excellent acting, not only by the Big Names...James Earl Jones, Denham Elliot, Faye Dunaway, and Jennifer Tilly give excellent performances... but also by Leland Crooke, who has become a personal favorite of mine because of this movie. It's hilarious, intelligent, beautifully shot and directed, and it's about how people really are. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.


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