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Miss Firecracker (1989)

PG
102 min | Comedy

Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad...See moreCarnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she's heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi. Written by Rob Hartill See less
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Beth Henley (play "The Miss Firecracker Contest") (screenplay)
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$ 45,293
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$ 646,890
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Apr 28, 1989 (United States)

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44 cast members
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Holly Hunter
Carnelle Scott Carnelle Scott   See fewer
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Mary Steenburgen
Elain Rutledge Elain Rutledge   See fewer
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Tim Robbins
Delmount Williams Delmount Williams   See fewer
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Alfre Woodard
Popeye Jackson Popeye Jackson   See fewer
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Scott Glenn
Mac Sam Mac Sam   See fewer
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Veanne Cox
Tessy Mahoney Tessy Mahoney   See fewer
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Ann Wedgeworth
Miss Blue Miss Blue   See fewer
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Trey Wilson
Benjamin Drapper Benjamin Drapper   See fewer
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Amy Wright
Missy Mahoney Missy Mahoney   See fewer
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Kathleen Chalfant
Miss Lily Miss Lily   See fewer
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Robert Fieldsteel
Tommy Turner Tommy Turner   See fewer
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Greg Germann
Ronnie Wayne Ronnie Wayne   See fewer
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Avril Gentles
Mrs. Biggs Mrs. Biggs   See fewer
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Bert Remsen
Mr. Morton Mr. Morton   See fewer
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Angela Turner
Caroline Jefferson Caroline Jefferson   See fewer
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Lori Hayes
Sally Chin Sally Chin   See fewer
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Barbara Welch
Joe Ann Jacobs Joe Ann Jacobs   See fewer
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Billy Nichols
Auctioneer Auctioneer   See fewer
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John Burgess
William William   See fewer
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Christine Lahti
Clara Archer Clara Archer   See fewer
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Wilson Lahti Schlamme
Baby Willie Archer Baby Willie Archer   See fewer
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Brent Spiner
Preacher Mann Preacher Mann   See fewer
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Bronwen Sennish
Mrs. Mann Mrs. Mann   See fewer
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Gene Caldwell
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Jewell N. Guion
Old Woman Old Woman   See fewer
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Jody Lovett
Little Delmount Little Delmount   See fewer
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Murray L. Cain
Bobby Potato Bobby Potato   See fewer
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Earle Ingram
Dude P. Jones Dude P. Jones   See fewer
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Joyce Murrah
Ruby Kay Ruby Kay   See fewer
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Homer Swayze
Carnie Carnie   See fewer
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Judy Cole
Catfish Worker Catfish Worker   See fewer
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Veronica Cooper
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Brenda Fielder
Catfish Worker Catfish Worker   See fewer
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Hoyt Chavers
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Ann Wenger
Catfish Worker Catfish Worker   See fewer
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Hardy White Jr.
Catfish Foreman Catfish Foreman   See fewer
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Christiana Throne
Little Carnelle Little Carnelle   See fewer
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Kevin Ray Alex
Orphan (uncredited) Orphan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maddux Bennett
Carnie (uncredited) Carnie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cham Trotter
Franklin Rutledge (uncredited) Franklin Rutledge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 1,766 votes