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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tick / Mitzi
... Adam / Felicia
... Bernadette
Rebel Penfold-Russell ... Logowoman (as Rebel Russell)
John Casey ... Bartender
June Marie Bennett ... Shirley
Murray Davies ... Miner
Frank Cornelius ... Piano Player
Bob Boyce ... Petrol Station Attendant
Leighton Picken ... Young Adam
Maria Kmet ... Ma
Joseph Kmet ... Pa
Alan Dargin ... Aboriginal Man
... Robert 'Bob' Spart
Julia Cortez ... Cynthia Campos
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Storyline

Two drag-queens (Anthony/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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She's back... Looking as gorgeous and outrageous as ever in a brand new frock. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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10 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Priscilla  »

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$11,220,670
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Al Clark: Uncredited, one of the movie's producers as a priest. See more »

Goofs

Tick is practicing their dance routines and he is wearing a green dress and he's got a cigarette in his hand. In one shot the cigarette is there and in the next, which is far away, it's not there. See more »

Quotes

Felicia: [to Tick] Congratulations, Missy, my darling, you did it. One lap of the Broken Hill main drag, in drag. That'll teach you to take on the Fairmont Boys School snap champion!
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Crazy Credits

In the greetings, they distinguish some people: Extra Special Thanks (with cream on top) Special Thanks (no cream, cherries optional) Quite Special Thanks (hold the sweetener) See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: From Flushing with Love (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Go West
Written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People (as Village People)
Published by Scorpio Music
Courtesy BMG / RCA
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i got racoon eyes watching it !!!!!
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

i absolutely love this film, its one of my faves ever!!! i saw a small clip of it and it made me laugh so i bought the film and every time i watch it i sit there singing along to it and laughing so much that tears fall down my face.its hilarious the things that happen in it are great. the costumes are amazing and the acting is great they really did a good job. i swear that if you hear the opening song that you will sing it sometime without knowing it. I'm so glad i bought it if I'm bored or feeling down or sick them i watch this film and it cheers me up and i cant stop laughing; its that good. one of my faves in the film is with the "4th member?"


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