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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  10 August 1994 (USA)
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Two drag queens and a transsexual travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

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Ralph Waite / Bernadette Bassenger
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Logowoman (as Rebel Russell)
John Casey ...
Bartender
June Marie Bennett ...
Shirley
Murray Davies ...
Miner
Frank Cornelius ...
Piano Player
Bob Boyce ...
Petrol Station Attendant
Leighton Picken ...
Young Adam
Maria Kmet ...
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Joseph Kmet ...
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Alan Dargin ...
Aboriginal Man
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Julia Cortez ...
Cynthia Campos
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Storyline

Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transexual (Bernadette) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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She's back... Looking as gorgeous and outrageous as ever in a brand new frock. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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10 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Priscilla, reina del desierto  »

Box Office

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£823,293 (UK) (11 November 1994)
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Stephan Elliott:  He is as the doorman. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the bar in Broken Hill, Old Shirl comes over and slaps her right hand down on Bernadette's. Then, in the next camera shot, it's her left hand. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: Refreshments! Lemonade here - I make!
Bob: That's very nice, darling. Please... go back inside.
Cynthia: Lemonade here - I make! Lemonade for guests.
Bob: No, darling, please.
Cynthia: [snarls viciously and curses in an Asian language] I make chockrit cracker!
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits the song "Save the Best for Last" is played while the Drag-Queen in the Barber's Chair lip-syncs along to it. See more »

Connections

References Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) See more »

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Can't Help Lovin' That Man
Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Trudy Richards
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc.
Courtesy Capitol Records Inc.
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FANTASTIC MOVIE

This film goes down in my books as one of the best. The emotion involved with everything that happens is just heartwrenching. One moment i was laughing the next in tears. I would reccomend this film to anyone who wants a realistic look at gay life in the 80's. It's amazing how narrow minded people can be, but these people show us the true meaning of life, love, fatherhood, and most of all friendship and loyalty. Using humor and good natured prodding of controversial issues, the filmmaker is able to break through the barrier of bias, and get to the core of these three magnificent people. Fantastic Job!

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