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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 24 March 1989 (Finland)
Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vladimir Kuzmin, the Manager
... Igor (Village Idiot)
... The Leningrad Cowboys
Heikki Keskinen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Pimme Korhonen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
... The Leningrad Cowboys
... The Leningrad Cowboys
... The Leningrad Cowboys
Mauri Sumén ... The Leningrad Cowboys
... The Leningrad Cowboys
... The Leningrad Cowboys
... Lost Cousin
Olli Tuominen ... Siberian Svengali
Kari Laine ... Siberian Chauffeur
Jatimatic Ohlstrom ... Father of the Cowboys
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The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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24 March 1989 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboys de Lenigrado Vão Para a América  »

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Trivia

Leningrad Cowboys are a Finnish band with a constantly rotating lineup who often mix American rock music with traditional Russian folk songs, sometimes playing one in the style of the other. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, and throughout the movie, the frozen bass player's bass guitar is some cheap off-brand guitar. But when he thaws out and gets up to play at the end of the movie, it's a Fender. See more »

Quotes

Siberian Svengali: [after audition] Bullshit.
Igor: How come?
Siberian Svengali: No commercial potential. Go to America. They'll put up with anything there...
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Connections

Followed by Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Chasing the Light
Composed by Pekka Virtanen
Lyrics by Nicky Tesco
Arranged by Sakari Kuosmanen and Mauri Sumén
Performed by Leningrad Cowboys
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Just good clean fun
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

The most politically inclined and intellectual viewer would analyze this movie as a political satire, and they would be right. However, this movie is more enjoyable if seen as a road movie and a look at America through the eyes of a foreigner. Funny and poignant.


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