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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Aki Kaurismäki

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Sakke Järvenpää ... (story)
Aki Kaurismäki ... (screenplay)
Aki Kaurismäki ... (story)
Mato Valtonen ... (story)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Matti Pellonpää ... Vladimir Kuzmin, the Manager
Kari Väänänen ... Igor (Village Idiot)
Sakke Järvenpää ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Heikki Keskinen Heikki Keskinen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Pimme Korhonen Pimme Korhonen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Sakari Kuosmanen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Puka Oinonen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Silu Seppälä ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Mauri Sumén Mauri Sumén ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Mato Valtonen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Pekka Virtanen ... The Leningrad Cowboys
Nicky Tesco ... Lost Cousin
Olli Tuominen Olli Tuominen ... Siberian Svengali
Kari Laine Kari Laine ... Siberian Chauffeur
Jatimatic Ohlstrom Jatimatic Ohlstrom ... Father of the Cowboys
Laika Laika ... Siberian Dog
Richard Boes Richard Boes ... Rockpromotor
Jim Jarmusch ... Car Dealer / New York
George M. Kunkle George M. Kunkle ... Banjo Player
William W. Robertson William W. Robertson ... Barber
Mr. Morris Mr. Morris ... Bartender / Memphis
Ms. Morris Ms. Morris ... Bartender / Memphis
Jack Jack ... Memphis Dog
Marty Olavarrieta ... Police Officer
Earl Howard Jr. Earl Howard Jr. ... Bar Owner
Albert Gonzales Albert Gonzales ... Prison Warden
Duke Robillard ... Nightclub Owner
Frank Johnson Frank Johnson ... Car Dealer / Houston
Ernie Wright Ernie Wright ... Bartender / Houston
Phillip Linson Phillip Linson ... Nightclub Customer (as Phil Linson)
Rock Rock ... Engine Thief
Terry Terry ... Engine Thief
Speed Speed ... Engine Thief
Carlton Carlton ... Engine Thief
Judge Felix Barrera Judge Felix Barrera ... Bride's Father
Laura Barrera Laura Barrera ... Bride
John Martinez John Martinez ... Groom
José G. Salas José G. Salas ... Mexican Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matti Hukkanen Matti Hukkanen ... passed out customer at Lonesome Bar (uncredited)

Produced by 

Katinka Faragó ... producer
Aki Kaurismäki ... producer
Klas Olofsson ... producer

Music by 

Mauri Sumén

Cinematography by 

Timo Salminen

Film Editing by 

Raija Talvio

Art Direction by 

Kari Laine
Heikki Ukkonen

Costume Design by 

Tanja Tolonen

Makeup Department 

Tanja Tolonen ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Lisa Blok-Linson ... production manager: USA
Phillip Linson ... production manager
Jaakko Talaskivi ... production manager: Finland

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Pauli Pentti ... assistant director

Sound Department 

Jouko Lumme ... sound
Kjell Westman ... sound mixer

Visual Effects by 

Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt ... Colorist

Camera and Electrical Department 

Joseph Dianda ... gaffer (as Joey Dianda)
Gary Hildebrand ... gaffer
Malla Hukkanen ... still photographer (as Marja-Leena Helin)
Timo Markko ... second assistant camera
Mikko Mattila ... gaffer
Heikki Ortamo ... first assistant camera
Olli Varja ... gaffer

Editorial Department 

Outi Hyytinen ... assistant editor

Music Department 

Matti Hukkanen ... assistant music recordist
Jyrki Hytti ... music recordist
Petri Juutilainen ... musician: trombone (studio orchestra)
Sakke Järvenpää ... musician: vocals (Leningrad Cowboys)
Heikki Keskinen ... musician: saxophone (studio orchestra and Leningrad Cowboys)
Pimme Korhonen ... musician: drums (studio orchestra and Leningrad Cowboys)
Raimo Korhonen ... musician: trumpet (studio orchestra)
Sakari Kuosmanen ... musician: bass, vocals (Leningrad Cowboys)
Puka Oinonen ... musician: guitar, mandolin (Leningrad Cowboys)
Silu Seppälä ... musician: bass (studio orchestra and Leningrad Cowboys)
Mauri Sumén ... musician: accordion, keyboards, tuba effects, tenor horn effects (Leningrad Cowboys) / musician: keyboards (studio orchestra)
Timo 'Tipi' Tuovinen ... additional music recordist (as Tipi Tuovinen) (Soundtrack Studio)
Mato Valtonen ... musician: vocals (Leningrad Cowboys)
Markku Veijonsuo ... musician: trombone (studio orchestra)
Pekka Virtanen ... musician: guitar (Leningrad Cowboys)

Script and Continuity Department 

Malla Hukkanen ... script supervisor (as Marja-Leena Helin)

Transportation Department 

Bobby Barret ... driver
Joanne Figueroa ... driver

Additional Crew 

Haije Alanoja ... production secretary
Dale Ashmun ... production assistant
Erkki Astala ... publicist
Klaus Heydemann ... production executive
Jan-Eric Nyström ... titles
Paula Oinonen ... caterer: USA
Ken Schmalz ... production assistant: New Orleans
Jaakko Talaskivi ... caterer: USA

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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