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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
Pie Boy
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Renee
Steve LeFleur ...
Band Member #1
Jonno Frishberg ...
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Joe Fontenot ...
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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

Bear: [In the bar] How was your night?
Thais: [Playing Prostitute] Long, hot and sticky
[Sits down at bar]
Thais: My feet are killing me!
Howler: Your feet?
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Soundtracks

Tit Galop Pour Mamou
Written and Composed by Dewey Balfa
Performed by Mamou
Master provided by Jungle Productions/Austin, Tx.
Courtesy of Flat Town Music Co.
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