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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar -- Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

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Release Date:
8 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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Attitude is everything.
Plot:
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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A lightweight romp. See more (117 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wesley Snipes ... Noxeema

Patrick Swayze ... Vida

John Leguizamo ... Chi-Chi

Stockard Channing ... Carol Ann

Blythe Danner ... Beatrice

Arliss Howard ... Virgil

Jason London ... Bobby Ray

Chris Penn ... Sheriff Dollard

Melinda Dillon ... Merna

Beth Grant ... Loretta

Alice Drummond ... Clara

Marceline Hugot ... Katina
Jennifer Milmore ... Bobby Lee

Jamie Harrold ... Billy Budd
Mike Hodge ... Jimmy Joe

Michael Vartan ... Tommy

RuPaul ... Rachel Tensions

Julie Newmar ... Herself
Joel Story ... Little Earnest
Abie Hope Hyatt ... Donna Lee
Jamie Leigh Wolbert ... Sandra Lee
Shea Degan ... State Trooper
Dean Houser ... State Trooper
Joe Grojean ... State Trooper
Keith Reddin ... Motel Manager

Naomi Campbell ... Girl
William P. Hopkins ... Small Guy

Dayton Callie ... Crazy Elijah
Ron Carley ... Old Man
Shea R. Bredenkamp ... Rude Boy

Michael Tushaus ... Rude Boy (as Michael A. Tushaus)
Patrick Tuttle ... Rude Boy
Timothy A. Zimmerman ... Rude Boy
Tim Keller ... Rude Boy
Miss Understood ... Miss Understood (as Alexander Heimberg)
Joseph Arias ... Justine (as Joey Arias)

Allen Hidalgo ... Chita Riviera
Mishell Chandler ... Miss Missy
Catiria Reyes ... Herself

David Drumgold ... Cappuccino Commotion

Clinton Leupp ... Miss Coco Peru
Lionel Tiburcio ... Laritza Dumont
Bernard A. Mosca ... Olympia
Daniel T. 'Sweetie' Boothe ... Announcer
David Barton ... Boy in Chains

Susanne Bartsch ... NY Pageant Judge
Quentin Crisp ... NY Pageant Judge
Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph ... NY Pageant Judge
Matthew Kasten ... NY Pageant Judge
Widow Norton ... NY Pageant Judge
CoCo LaChine ... Coco LaChine (as Charles Ching)
Mike Fulk ... Victoria Weston
Niasse N. Mamadou ... Lola

Candis Cayne ... Candis Cayne (as Brendan McDanniel)
Shelton McDonald ... Princess Diandra
Richard Ogden ... Kabuki
James Palacio ... Fiona James
Steven Polito ... Hedda Lettuce
Philip Stoehr ... Philomena
Margaret H. Flynn ... Vida's Mother (as Martha Flynn)
Billie J. Diekman ... Florist
Shari Shell-True ... Dance Teacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ashmore ... Club Kid (uncredited)
George Costacos ... Patron (uncredited)

Chauncey Duren ... Contest Judge (uncredited)
Marshall Factora ... Waiter (uncredited)
Brian Ferrari ... Club Kid (uncredited)
Alphonso King Jr. ... Extra (uncredited)

The Lady Bunny ... Contestant (uncredited)
Jesse Wells Martin ... Contestant (uncredited)
Chris Place ... John (uncredited)

Johnathan Staci Kim ... Waiter (uncredited)

Robin Williams ... John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)
Lito Wilson ... Viva Commotion (uncredited)

Directed by
Beeban Kidron 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Douglas Carter Beane (written by)

Produced by
G. Mac Brown .... producer
Bruce Cohen .... executive producer
E.J. Foerster .... producer: second unit
Mitchell Kohn .... associate producer
Walter F. Parkes .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Mason 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Mondshein 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Guerra 
 
Set Decoration by
Ted Glass 
 
Costume Design by
Marlene Stewart 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen G. Bishop .... hair stylist
Margot Boccia .... makeup artist
David Brown .... hair stylist
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist
Linda Grimes .... makeup artist
Stacy Heatherly .... makeup artist
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist
Lori Hicks .... makeup artist
Steven Lawrence .... makeup artist
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Linda Kay Rendina .... additional makeup artist
Alan E. Schubert .... hair stylist (as Alan Schubert)
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager
Patricia Anne Doherty .... assistant unit production manager (as Patricia Ann Doherty)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nandi Bowe .... second assistant director
H.H. Cooper .... second assistant director
Randy Fletcher .... first assistant director
Jim Klever-Weis .... second second assistant director (as James Weis)
Heidi McGowen .... second second assistant director
Andrew Mondshein .... second unit director
Dale M. Nielsen .... second second assistant director (as Dale Nielsen)
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master (as Thomas Allen)
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser
Ron Botting .... scenic artist
Teresa Carriker-Thayer .... assistant art director
Paula Clowers .... props assistant
Mark Fabert .... labor forman
Jeffrey L. Glave .... scenic artist
Gary Grill .... carpenter
Wendell A. Bud Hill II .... set dresser
Erik Knight .... art department coordinator
Robin McKercher .... scenic artist
Eric M. Metzger .... props
Timothy Metzger .... lead man
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser
Alyssa Winter .... set decorator: New York
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Patricia Woodbridge .... assistant art director
Suzy Zarate .... illustrator (as Susan Zarate)
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steven J. Balzarini .... cable person
Michael Barosky .... production sound mixer
Michael Barry .... additional mixing engineer
David Boulton .... adr engineer
Richard P. Cirincione .... dialogue editor
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Ted Clark .... sound recordist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects recordist
Mark Goodermote .... sound utility
Harry Higgins .... sound recordist
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Zane McCully .... adr editor
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
James H. Nau .... adr editor
Bruce Pross .... foley supervisor
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr engineer
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
Peter Waggoner .... additional mixing engineer
David Wahnon .... assistant sound editor
Robert Christoffersen .... audio utility (uncredited)
Nick Smith .... assistant adr editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera
Tim Catlett .... grip
Phil Cohen .... camera loader
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator (as David Dunlap)
William Hines .... rigging gaffer
Kathleen King .... sound
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Bruce McCallum)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... grip
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Heather Norton .... second assistant camera (as Heather MacDonald Norton)
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Susan Starr .... assistant camera
Allen Stillman .... electrician
James M. Wykoff .... electrician
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin P. Faherty .... costume supervisor
Christopher Lawrence .... assistant costume designer
Marcia Patten .... costumer
Joshua Smith .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Laura Congleton .... avid advisor
Jennifer Davidoff Cook .... first assistant editor
John Scott Cook .... assistant editor
John Sosnovski .... apprentice editor
 
Location Management
Kit Barrett .... assistant location manager
Laurie Richards .... location assistant: Nebraska
 
Music Department
Pilar McCurry .... executive music producer
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
Happy Walters .... executive music producer
 
Transportation Department
Timothy Bolt .... camera car driver
Steve Halldorson .... driver: cast
Ray Moyer .... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation coordinator (as James Whalen)
 
Other crew
Roderick Alleyne .... production secretary
Tamara Bally .... production accountant
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Shawn Boyachek .... production assistant
Bart Brown .... production associate
Brad Buckner .... production assistant
Kaylene Carlson .... accountant runner
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Russell Dephillips .... picture karts/cars
John DeSimone .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Deb Dyer .... payroll accountant
J. Travis Fox .... production assistant
Liz Garbus .... production associate
Sarah Gyllenstierna .... production assistant
George 'Skip' Henfling .... production assistant
Courtney Henley-Anderson .... production assistant
Edward A. Ioffreda .... production associate
Noah Kidron-Style .... best baby
John Latenser V .... production secretary
Monica Levinson .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Tom Prince .... senior production executive
Judy Pursley .... first assistant accountant
Olimpia T. Rinaldi .... accounting assistant
Carrie Seeley .... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Gregg Smith .... assistant choreographer
Richard Spector .... production assistant
Michael Svoboda .... production assistant
David Wadley .... production assistant
Mario West .... production assistant
Doug Wyatt .... paramedic
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for subject matter involving men living in drag, a brief scene of spousal abuse and some language
Runtime:
109 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The passage, "That season we were loaded with pizzazz. Earrings of fuchsia and peach. Mind you, peach. And hats. Hats, hats, hats for career girls," does not appear in the book "D.V.", but the passage, "How I adored Paris!" marks the beginning of Chapter Twenty-One.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Vida knocks over container of sugar cubes on table at outdoor cafe; in next shot, container and cubes have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Vida Boheme:Ready or not, here comes mama!
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Movie Connections:
References Scandal (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
China GirlSee more »

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33 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A lightweight romp., 10 March 2001
Author: budmassey (cyberbarrister@gmail.com) from Indianapolis, IN

The only bad thing about this film, as with most Hollywood films in which gays are depicted, is that it perpetuates the stereotype that all gays are drag queens. Still, Snipes and Swayze are fabulous, hilarious, and courageous to risk their testosterone-driven careers on such a romp. But John Leguizamo, as the drag princess, steals the show, no small feat considering the supporting cast includes Robin Williams, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Melinda Dillon, Arliss Howard, and, of course, the statuesque Julie Newmar.

Much has been made of the similarity between this film and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, but each stands on its own for many reasons. Each presented superb casts in stories with obvious similarities. But oh the differences. Completely different approaches to humor, not to mention drag. Also, To Wong Foo is a more pleasant if somewhat more lightweight movie. The American audience probably had a much easier time with this one than with Priscilla.

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