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 ...
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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

Thais: [In the bar] Preacher is one of my charity cases
Howler: [Surprised] How many charity cases have you got?
Thais: Two
[Winks at Bear]
Bear: Thais!
Howler: Oh!... Oh!... Ah... Can I be a charity case?
Thais: No!
Howler: Oh! Please, please, please!
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La Louisiane
Written and compsoed by Steve LaFleur
Performed by Mamou
Master provided by Jungle Productions/Austin, Tx.
Courtesy of Stephen LaFleur Music
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Worth a first, and second, look
26 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie that my husband found by accident on a movie channel one night several years ago. He said "I have no idea what I'm watching, but it's great" We both were hooked and have been fans ever since. The movie isn't a conventional anything -- it's hard to categorize, and that may be why it hasn't received the attention it deserves. I'm glad it's finally coming to DVD.

Excellent cast portraying odd, but very human and gentle people. Not a love story, but it's certainly about love, and lust and belonging. It also has one of the best father/daughter relationships I've ever seen depicted. Honest even down to the mixed emotions a parent feels when their daughter becomes a grown, sexual person. Funny and warm, its one of the few movies that my husband and I agree on wholeheartedly.


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