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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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... Tick / Mitzi
... Adam / Felicia
... Bernadette
... 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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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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It's the Australian film that blitzed overseas box offices. It caused a near riot at the Cannes Film Festival. It won an Academy Award®. It's fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable. It's a road movie with attitude and the occasional 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

The drag-queen in the barber's chair during the closing credits, is actually costume designer Tim Chappel. See more »

Goofs

After the bus breaks down for the first time in the Australian outback, and Tick (Hugo Weaving) has just given up on trying to fix it, he sits down to eat breakfast with Bernadette (Terence Stamp). In the exchange, a cameraman and some crew members are visible in the reflection of Bernadette's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Felicia: [after Tick passes out] Come on, snap out of it. You'll be fine. Come on, love.
Tick: [coming to] Oh...
Bob: That's it, mate. You scared us all for a minute.
Felicia: Just had to have that extra bit of attention, didn't you? Nice one, lovey. Nice one.
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Big Cheese...Michael Kuhn See more »

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Referenced in Tidbits from the Set (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Billy Don't Be A Hero
Written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander
Performed by Paper Lace
Published by Dick James Music Ltd
Courtesy Castle Communications (Australasia) Ltd
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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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