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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar ()


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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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Noxeema
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Vida
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Chi-Chi
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Carol Ann
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Beatrice
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Virgil
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Bobby Ray
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Sheriff Dollard
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Merna
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Loretta
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Clara
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Katina
Jennifer Milmore ...
Bobby Lee
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Billy Budd
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Jimmy Joe
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Tommy
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Rachel Tensions
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Herself
Joel Story ...
Little Earnest
Abie Hope Hyatt ...
Donna Lee
Jamie Leigh Wolbert ...
Sandra Lee
Shea Degan ...
State Trooper
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State Trooper
Joe Grojean ...
State Trooper
Keith Reddin ...
Motel Manager
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Girl
William P. Hopkins ...
Small Guy
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Crazy Elijah
Ron Carley ...
Old Man
Shea R. Bredenkamp ...
Rude Boy
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Rude Boy (as Michael A. Tushaus)
Patrick Tuttle ...
Rude Boy
Timothy A. Zimmerman ...
Rude Boy
Tim Keller ...
Rude Boy
Miss Understood ...
Miss Understood (as Alexander Heimberg)
Joseph Arias ...
Justine (as Joey Arias)
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Chita Riviera
Mishell Chandler ...
Miss Missy
Catiria Reyes ...
Herself
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Cappuccino Commotion
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Miss Coco Peru
Lionel Tiburcio ...
Laritza Dumont
Bernard A. Mosca ...
Olympia
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Announcer
David Barton ...
Boy in Chains
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NY Pageant Judge
Quentin Crisp ...
NY Pageant Judge
Kevin 'Flotilla DeBarge' Joseph ...
NY Pageant Judge
Matthew Kasten ...
NY Pageant Judge
Widow Norton ...
NY Pageant Judge
CoCo LaChine ...
Coco LaChine (as Charles Ching)
Mike Fulk ...
Victoria Weston
Niasse N. Mamadou ...
Lola
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Candis Cayne (as Brendan McDanniel)
Shelton McDonald ...
Princess Diandra
Richard Ogden ...
Kabuki
James Palacio ...
Fiona James
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Hedda Lettuce
Philip Stoehr ...
Philomena
Margaret H. Flynn ...
Vida's Mother (as Martha Flynn)
Billie J. Diekman ...
Florist
Shari Shell-True ...
Dance Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Ashmore ...
Club Kid (uncredited)
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Patron (uncredited)
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Contest Judge (uncredited)
Marshall Factora ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Brian Ferrari ...
Club Kid (uncredited)
Alphonso King Jr. ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Contestant (uncredited)
Jesse Wells Martin ...
Contestant (uncredited)
Chris Place ...
John (uncredited)
Channing Roos ...
Flower Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Johnathan Staci Kim ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (uncredited)
Lito Wilson ...
Viva Commotion (uncredited)

Directed by

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Beeban Kidron

Written by

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Douglas Carter Beane ... (written by)

Produced by

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G. Mac Brown ... producer
Bruce Cohen ... executive producer
E.J. Foerster ... producer: second unit
Mitchell Kohn ... associate producer
Walter F. Parkes ... executive producer

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Steve Mason

Film Editing by

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Andrew Mondshein

Editorial Department

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Laura Congleton ... avid advisor
Jennifer Davidoff Cook ... first assistant editor
John Scott Cook ... assistant editor
John Sosnovski ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Wynn Thomas

Art Direction by

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Robert Guerra

Set Decoration by

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Ted Glass

Costume Design by

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Marlene Stewart

Makeup Department

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Stephen G. Bishop ... hair stylist
Margot Boccia ... makeup artist
David Brown ... hair stylist
Joseph A. Campayno ... makeup artist
Linda Grimes ... makeup artist
Stacy Heatherly ... makeup artist
J. Roy Helland ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Lori Hicks ... makeup artist
Steven Lawrence ... makeup artist
Craig Lyman ... makeup artist
Linda Kay Rendina ... additional makeup artist
Alan E. Schubert ... hair stylist (as Alan Schubert)

Production Management

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Celia D. Costas ... unit production manager
Patricia Hess ... assistant unit production manager (as Patricia Ann Doherty)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nandi Bowe ... second assistant director
H.H. Cooper ... second assistant director
Randy Fletcher ... first assistant director
Jim Kleverweis ... second second assistant director (as James Weis)
Heidi McGowen ... second second assistant director
Andrew Mondshein ... second unit director
Dale M. Nielsen ... second second assistant director (as Dale Nielsen)
Barry K. Thomas ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Tommy Allen ... property master (as Thomas Allen)
Jacqueline Arnot ... set dresser
JoAnn Atwood ... set dresser
Ron Botting ... scenic artist
Teresa Carriker-Thayer ... assistant art director
Paula Clowers ... props assistant
Mark Fabert ... labor forman
Jeffrey L. Glave ... scenic artist
Gary Grill ... carpenter
Wendell A. Bud Hill II ... set dresser
Erik Knight ... art department coordinator
Robin McKercher ... scenic artist
Eric M. Metzger ... props
Timothy Metzger ... lead man
Jeffrey Rollins ... set dresser
Alyssa Winter ... set decorator: New York
Joan Winters ... graphic designer
Patricia Woodbridge ... assistant art director
Suzy Zarate ... illustrator (as Susan Zarate)
Byron K. Lovelace ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Steven J. Balzarini ... cable person
Michael Barosky ... production sound mixer
Michael Barry ... additional mixing engineer
David Boulton ... adr engineer
Richard P. Cirincione ... dialogue editor
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor
Ted Clark ... sound recordist
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Ezra Dweck ... sound effects recordist
Mark Goodermote ... sound utility
Harry Higgins ... sound recordist
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Michael Kirchberger ... supervising sound editor
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Zane McCully ... adr editor
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
James H. Nau ... adr editor
Bruce Pross ... foley supervisor
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor
Paul P. Soucek ... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele ... adr engineer
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Peter Waggoner ... additional mixing engineer
David Wahnon ... assistant sound editor
Robert Christoffersen ... audio utility (uncredited)
Nick Smith ... assistant adr editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Becchio ... second assistant camera
Tim Catlett ... grip
Phil Cohen ... camera loader
David M. Dunlap ... camera operator (as David Dunlap)
William Hines ... rigging gaffer
Kathleen King ... sound
Bruce MacCallum ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Bruce McCallum)
Kyle T. MacDowell ... grip
Bobby Mancuso ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Norris ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Heather Norton ... second assistant camera (as Heather MacDonald Norton)
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Chris Silano ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Susan Starr ... assistant camera
Allen Stillman ... electrician
James M. Wykoff ... electrician
Elizabeth Ziegler ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kevin P. Faherty ... costume supervisor
Christopher Lawrence ... assistant costume designer
Marcia Patten ... costumer
Joshua Smith ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Kit Barrett ... assistant location manager
Laurie Richards ... location assistant: Nebraska

Music Department

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Pilar McCurry ... executive music producer
Rachel Portman ... orchestrator
Happy Walters ... executive music producer

Transportation Department

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Timothy Bolt ... camera car driver
Steve Halldorson ... driver: cast
Ray Moyer ... driver
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... transportation coordinator (as James Whalen)

Other crew

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Roderick Alleyne ... production secretary
Tamara Bally ... production accountant
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Judi Bell ... script supervisor: second unit
Shawn Boyachek ... production assistant
Bart Brown ... production associate
Brad Buckner ... production assistant
Kaylene Carlson ... accountant runner
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Mary Cybulski ... script supervisor
Russell Dephillips ... picture karts/cars
John DeSimone ... assistant production coordinator: New York
Deb Dyer ... payroll accountant
J. Travis Fox ... production assistant
Liz Garbus ... production associate
Sarah Gyllenstierna ... production assistant
George 'Skip' Henfling ... production assistant
Courtney Henley-Anderson ... production assistant
Edward A. Ioffreda ... production associate
Noah Kidron-Style ... best baby
John Latenser V ... production secretary
Monica Levinson ... assistant production coordinator
Eric Myers ... unit publicist
Kenny Ortega ... choreographer
Tom Prince ... senior production executive
Judy Pursley ... first assistant accountant
Olimpia T. Rinaldi ... accounting assistant
Carrie Seeley ... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Gregg Smith ... assistant choreographer
Richard Spector ... production assistant
Michael Svoboda ... production assistant
David Wadley ... production assistant
Mario West ... production assistant
Doug Wyatt ... paramedic
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sylvie Blaustein ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Joanne Bronson ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Sam Cohn ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Pamela Dennis ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Mary Ethel Emanuel ... the filmmakers wish to thank: state of Nebraska department of economic development office
Jeanne Gianas ... the filmmakers wish to thank: Webster Hall
CoCo LaChine ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Todd Oldham ... the filmmakers wish to thank
C.J. Rezac ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jennifer Schutz ... the filmmakers wish to thank: elegant occasions
Barbra Streisand ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Steven Swersky ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Dr. Steven Swerksy)
Nestor Thomas ... the filmmakers wish to thank: Webster Hall
Gianni Versace ... the filmmakers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 stay in small town Snydersville, where their car breaks down. If they ever make it out of Snydersville, they may be the better for their stay by learning more about themselves while dealing with the issues of town residents and spending more time together. Their stay is made even more precarious when they find out that Sheriff Dollard, a homophobic, racist, and sexist highway Sheriff with whom they had an earlier encounter, is on their tail. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Attitude is everything. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Extravagances (France)
  • To Wong Foo, thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (Germany)
  • To Wong Foo (Germany)
  • A Wong Foo, ¡gracias por todo! Julie Newmar (Spain)
  • Para Wong Foo, Obrigada por Tudo! Julie Newmar (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $9,019,180, 10 Sep 1995
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $47,774,193

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 1993. The walls of the restaurant were covered with head shots of famous actors and actresses who had stopped by the place. See more »
Goofs Vida gives the clerk in the general store a paperback edition of Diana Vreeland's memoirs; moments later, the clerk is leafing through a hardback edition of that book. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar/Magic in the Water/The Innocent/Last of the Dogmen/Truman (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Body Beautiful See more »
Crazy Credits Noah Kidron Style .... Best Baby (Noah was born to director Beeban Kidron on the last day of filming). See more »
Quotes Noxeema Jackson: When a straight man puts on a dress and gets his sexual kicks, he is a transvestite. When a man is a woman trapped in a man's body and has a little operation he is a Transsexual.
Miss Chi-Chi Rodriguez: I know that.
Noxeema Jackson: When a gay man has way too much fashion sense for one gender he is a drag queen.
Vida Boheme: Thank you.
Noxeema Jackson: And when a tired little Latin boy puts on a dress, he is simply a boy in a dress!
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