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Four Canadian girls skip off university to get to the wedding of one of their number's relatives across the border in Portland. After the event one stays on with a guy she's met, one ... See full summary »

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Sandy Wilson

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Sandy Wilson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Sandy Wilcox
John Wildman ... Butch Walker
Jason Blicker ... Marty Kaplan
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Julie La Belle
Delia Brett Delia Brett ... Lizzie
Michelle Bardeaux ... Thelma
Troy Mallory ... Spider
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... Daryl
Gordon Currie ... Glider
Loren Dunsworth Loren Dunsworth ... Cynthia
Babs Chula ... Dolly
James Kidnie ... Sid
Terry Moore ... Al Walker
Jane Mortifee Jane Mortifee ... Kitty Wilcox
Richard Donat ... Major Wilcox
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Four Canadian girls skip off university to get to the wedding of one of their number's relatives across the border in Portland. After the event one stays on with a guy she's met, one returns home to get ready for her own wedding, and the other two head off for San Diego in a newly acquired Cadillac in search of the usual things. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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In 1965 everyone was dreaming of california...

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Canada

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English

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11 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

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Mes copains américains See more »

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Follows My American Cousin (1985) See more »

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Back In My Arms Again
Performed by Colin James
Written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland
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What went wrong with Sandy Wilson?
14 August 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Poor Sandy Wilson, critically acclaimed for her first feature film, The American Cousin, then having the ENORMOUS pressure of following up with her follow-up, American Boyfriends, and bombing with that, then bombing one more time with Harmony Cats before dropping out of sight.

Having never seen American Cousin (well, maybe I have, I just can't remember now), I went into this film having some sort of background about what the film was (a sequel) and the history of it (eg it tanked).

The semi-autobiographical film takes place in the 1960's, where Sandy (played by Margaret Langrick) her two friends, and her roommate go down to the US to see her American cousin get married. During the wedding reception, Sandy and her roommate make a snap decision to travel further to California, where they meet some sort of drifter draft danger dodgers, which further complicates matters. Sandy has some hard decisions to make about her future, but before she does that, it all comes crashing down by one phone call.

I think the main problem with this, in my opinion, is that Wilson is quite comfortable with the characters she's familiar with from the original movie, that would be Sandy and her two friends and John Wildman, The new roommate and the people in California I found, I wasn't rooting for as much, if at all. All the while when the two were in California, I kept wondering what happened to her friends that she left behind. Like I said, I haven't seen the original movie, and the fact that I can pick out and root for all her home-grown characters and not the newer ones, just shows to you what mistakes Wilson made on this.


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