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My American Cousin (1985)

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90 min | Biography, Drama

Adding an intriguing Canadian twist to a universally appealing story of teenage trials, My American Cousin begins as bored 12-year-old Sandy (Margaret Langrick) is preparing for another long summer of cherry picking when suddenly her older...See moreAdding an intriguing Canadian twist to a universally appealing story of teenage trials, My American Cousin begins as bored 12-year-old Sandy (Margaret Langrick) is preparing for another long summer of cherry picking when suddenly her older, James Dean-cool cousin Butch (John Wildman) arrives unexpectedly from California in a red Cadillac convertible. Sandy and her pre-teen friends fall madly for Butch's rock 'n' roll swagger, but he's more interested in making time with the local girls and getting in fistfights than in playing chauffeur to Sandy. Both have a lot to learn about life and each other, but united under the strict parental rule of Sandy's dad, they vow to make this summer a truly unforgettable experience. Capturing the restlessness of youth with a fresh and funny perspective, Wilson's genuinely charming period piece is forever reaching for lost innocence as it playfully contrasts Canadian and American attitudes. My American Cousin has remained a consistent favourite for Canadians and non-Canadians. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Release date
Mar 7, 1986 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Margaret Langrick
Sandy Wilcox Sandy Wilcox   See fewer
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John Wildman
Butch Walker Butch Walker   See fewer
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Richard Donat
Major Wilcox Major Wilcox   See fewer
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Jane Mortifee
Kitty Wilcox Kitty Wilcox   See fewer
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T.J. Scott
Lenny McPhee Lenny McPhee   See fewer
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Camille Henderson
Shirley Darling Shirley Darling   See fewer
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Darsi Bailey
Thelma Thelma   See fewer
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Allison Hale
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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Babs Chula
Dolly Walker Dolly Walker   See fewer
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Terrence Moore
Al Walker (as Terence Moore) Al Walker (as Terence Moore)   See fewer
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Brent Severson
Johnny Wilcox Johnny Wilcox   See fewer
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Brian Hagel
Danny Wilcox Danny Wilcox   See fewer
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Carter Dunham
Eddie Wilcox Eddie Wilcox   See fewer
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Julie Nevlud
Ruth Wilcox Ruth Wilcox   See fewer
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Alexis Peat
Pixie Wilcox Pixie Wilcox   See fewer
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Micki Maunsell
Granny Wilcox (as Micki Mauncell) Granny Wilcox (as Micki Mauncell)   See fewer
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Linda Geggie
Rosie Hardman Rosie Hardman   See fewer
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Nicola Cavendish
Gladys Rutherford Gladys Rutherford   See fewer
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Kitty Wilson
Aunt Nell Aunt Nell   See fewer
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Jake Van Weston
Jim Van Weston Jim Van Weston   See fewer
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Nikos Theodosakis
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Guy Wilson
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Lisa Nivens
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Jacqueline Conrad
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Linda Wiebe
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Rob Wylie
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Dave Sher
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6.4 / 10 | 536 votes