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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sissy Hankshaw
... Delores Del Ruby
... The Chink (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
... Miss Adrian
... Julian Gitche
... The Countess
... Bonanza Jellybean
... Rupert
... Carla
... Marie Barth
... Howard Barth
... Madame Zoe (as Roseanne Arnold)
... Dr. Dreyfus
... Mrs. Hankshaw
Treva Jeffryes ... Young Sissy
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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends her to his ranch in California to shoot a commercial, set against the background of mating whooping cranes. There, she befriends Bonanza Jellybean, one of the cowgirls at the beauty ranch. The cowgirls take command of the ranch from the Countess, and drug the cranes with peyote. The police besiege the ranch. Written by Pieter van Scherpenberg <mediavis@netland.nl>

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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20 May 1994 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,710,000
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Elizabeth Taylor signed on to play Miss Adrian, but backed out. See more »

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Sissy Hankshaw: If I flinch when you say you love me, it's both our problems. My confusion becomes your confusion. Students confuse teachers. Patients confuse psychiatrists. Lovers with confused hearts confuse lovers with clear ones.
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At the beginning, lot of stars rise in the sky. One, aside and slower than the others, writes the words "For River". [River Phoenix] See more »

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Referenced in The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.12 (1998) See more »

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Cowgirl Pride
Written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink
Jane Hathaway's Publishing Co./Bumstead U.S. Publishing (ASCAP)
Zavion Publishing (SOCAN)
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Unconventional and entertaining film
12 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Wow, I can't believe that the average rating for this movie is a 4! At first I thought it was rated by closed minded mainstreamers who enjoy The Avengers or Fast and Furious, but after reading the reviews I realized that most of the bad ratings come from the people who read the original novel the movie was based on, and I can totally understand where those people come from. But as a person who has not read the book and just accidentally stumbled upon this film, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It was strange, surprising, sexual. It kept me tuned till the end and although the original plot may have been truncated and the details emboldened by the pace of the film, I definitely don't think it deserves a 4. As a new viewer to this story, I was left with a feeling of being entertained.


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