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Scorchers (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 July 1991 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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
Kevin Michael Brown ...
Sugar Cat
Michael Covert ...
Pie Boy
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Renee
Steve LeFleur ...
Band Member #1
Jonno Frishberg ...
Band Member #2
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

Bayou Teche
Written and composed by Nathan Abshire
Performed by Mamou
Master provided by Jungle Productions/Austin, Tx.
Courtesy of Flat Town Music Co.
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Mr Beaird, have I got an idea to have it on DVD?
24 August 2004 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

Just to keep this alive. If you haven't seen the Europe version of the movie you have missed something really great and special: a five minutes speech of Leland Crooke looking directly to the camera during a long and slow traveling in one single take in which he scratches the surface of magic. The kind of magic you are about to see. Scorchers is a wonderful movie but I am afraid we won't watch it again as it doesn't seem the producers are going to commercialize it on DVD. Maybe only if mister Beaird makes a major hit movie and becomes a major selling director some greedy executive will think about making a DVD of it: "Scorchers, from the director of Beyond The Limits of the Limits" and, maybe only in this one case, greed will become something to be grateful of.

Mr Beaird, if you ever read these pages be merciful. You must have a copy of your movie. Digitalize it WITH the Leland Crooke beginning and hang it on the web. You know they'll never make it on DVD.

Besides, if I am wrong, don't you think that we, the bunch of fans of your movie are not buying it the very day of release, even if we already have it from the internet?

I have been looking for your movie for seven years, since the first time, which was the last time, I saw it on TV. I never succeeded...

You are our last chance! we can't see NTSC in Europe, I don't understand German as it is Germany the only country of the continent where they sell it! I don't even understand English enough not to miss a very important part of the dialogues! I need subtitles!

We Know you won't fail us. You'll hang it or you'll make the smash hit Beyond The Limits of the Limits, just for the greedy executive solution (like Peter Jackson did with The Lord of the Rings to allow the fans having the Bad Taste DVD)

But in case you couldn't, just leave a message right here and I will start German lessons or get myself a green card and I'll make my living in the USA just to have the pleasure of watching your movie again (after the G W Junior's administration, of course)

Thank You


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