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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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Wong Foo, or "Fooey" as his friends called him, was the head bartender at the China Bowl restaurant. It was on 152 west 44th Street east of Broadway and closed in the 1993. The walls of the restaurant were covered with head shots of famous actors and actresses who had stopped by the place. See more »

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When the girls arrive in Snydersville they decide to fix up the room they are staying in, when they get started Chi Chi has both shoes on, during the sequence Chi Chi begins to dance and at that time she has only one shoe on, but when they finished Chi Chi sits down and now has both shoes on again. See more »

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[first lines]
Vida Boheme: Ready or not, here comes mama!
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Noah Kidron Style .... Best Baby (Noah was born to director Beeban Kidron on the last day of filming). See more »

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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
Written by Chips Moman (as Chip Moman), Larry Butler
Performed by B.J. Thomas
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Cross over movie in more than one sense
18 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I admit to being a little homophobic and i cringed at the thought of these stars in these roles( though not the case with Leguizamo- he always struck me as rather weird).My kids(12,13,13 and 18) on the other hand had no such prejudice. We were unanimous that it was one of the most satisfying and hilarious movies we had ever seen.They appreciated the multi layers of cinema in this movie as you would expect from kids weaned on TNT and dad's collection of oldies.It is seldom that you see so many characters developed to such a depth in such a short space of time.I counted no less than eight of them that we all could vividly recall- a real tribute to the writer. This movie was an education and a miserly score of 5.5 shows how unwidely entertained this membership is.See it.


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