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

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

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Logowoman (as Rebel Russell)
John Casey ...
Bartender
June Marie Bennett ...
Murray Davies ...
Miner
Frank Cornelius ...
Piano Player
Bob Boyce ...
Petrol Station Attendant
Leighton Picken ...
Young Adam
Maria Kmet ...
Ma
Joseph Kmet ...
Pa
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Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transgender woman 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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It's the Australian film that blitzed overseas box offices. It caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival. It won an Academy Award®. It's fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's a road movie with attitude and the occasional frock. See more »

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

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10 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$11,220,670 (USA)
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Trivia

Hugo Weaving's character was based on Sydney drag-queen Cindy Pastel, who like the character has a son and female companion. See more »

Goofs

Tick is practicing their dance routines and he is wearing a green dress and he's got a cigarette in his hand. In one shot the cigarette is there and in the next, which is far away, it's not there. See more »

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Bernadette: [to Tick] Don't "Darling", me, Darling. Look at you. You've got a face like a cat's arse.
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Best Naughty Boy...Matt Inglis See more »

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Referenced in Kangaroo Jack (2003) See more »

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Ten Fat Trannies
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Performed by Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving
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A Movie You Can Watch Over and Over
17 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie! Not only are the actors wonderful but the dialogue keeps you watching the movie over and over again because you missed a great line the last time! The musical numbers are worth watching alone, but combined with the story and all the sub-plots and the funniest lines I have heard in a long time (The ABBA turd convo cracks me up every time), this is a movie to buy and watch over and over when you need to be entertained as well as dazzled!!!!!!!


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