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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 8 September 1995 (USA)
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Noxeema
... Vida
... Chi-Chi
... Carol Ann
... Beatrice
... Virgil
... Bobby Ray
... Sheriff Dollard
... Merna
... Loretta
... Clara
... Katina
Jennifer Milmore ... Bobby Lee
... Billy Budd
... Jimmy Joe
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After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. Noxeema sees herself as the next Dorothy Dandridge, who bucked the trend of most black American movie actresses of her time by never playing the slave house maid. Vida's style reflects her past of growing up in upper class suburban Pennsylvania. One of their fellow New York City contestants, Chi-Chi Rodriguez, is a straight-talking, but naive and inexperienced drag queen. Seeing that Chi-Chi needs some drag queen confidence (despite her bravada), Vida and a reluctant Noxeema decide to cash in their plane tickets and buy an older model Cadillac convertible and drive to Hollywood with Chi-Chi. Their drive takes them through much of the country where alternate lifestyles are less tolerated than they may be in New York City or Los Angeles. The three have an extended ... Written by Huggo

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Attitude is everything.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for subject matter involving men living in drag, a brief scene of spousal abuse and some language | See all certifications »

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8 September 1995 (USA)  »

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To Wong Foo  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,019,180, 10 September 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,474,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,774,193
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Golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez won an undisclosed sum from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment after complaining that John Leguizamo's character shared his name. Rodriguez claimed that being linked to a gay character who dresses in drag had harmed his reputation. See more »

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Bobby Lee's hands on her hips as Bobby Ray approaches wearing the formal dress. See more »

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[first lines]
Vida Boheme: Ready or not, here comes mama!
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"The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious: any similarity to actual person, living or dead, is purely coincidental. In particular, the character named "Chi Chi Rodriguez" was not based upon or authorized by the professional golfer of that name." See more »


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Je Cherche Un Homme (I Wan't A Man)
French lyrics written by Yves Bruyere
English lyrics written by Ramon Pina
Music written by Michel Emer, Georges Pazman
Performed by Eartha Kitt
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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And Wheeeeeere is tha bodaaay???
31 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie was HILARIOUS. Every time I'm sad or down in the dumps, I pop in this film to cheer me up. I thought Ru Paul and even Julie Newmar made excellent cameos. Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo played believable drag queens, and they all did great jobs trying not to trip in their stiletto heels. Stockhard Channing was great too, as the abused wife who never gets to have any fun. The movie has a happy ending, and after the movie you find yourself accepting others for who they are.


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