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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

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95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends her to his ranch in California to shoot a commercial...See moreSissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends her to his ranch in California to shoot a commercial, set against the background of mating whooping cranes. There, she befriends Bonanza Jellybean, one of the cowgirls at the beauty ranch. The cowgirls take command of the ranch from the Countess, and drug the cranes with peyote. The police besiege the ranch. Written by Pieter van Scherpenberg See less
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Director
Gus Van Sant (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
Writers
Tom Robbins (novel) | Gus Van Sant (screenplay)
Producers
Laurie Parker | Lucy Phillips (segments: Cupid and Psyche)
Cinematographers
Editors
Curtiss Clayton | Gus Van Sant (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
Casting Directors
Sharon Bialy (as Bialy) | Debi Manwiller (as Manwiller) | Richard Pagano (as Pagano)
Production Designer
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Budget
$ 8,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 1,710,000
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Release date
May 20, 1994 (United States)

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Uma Thurman
Sissy Hankshaw Sissy Hankshaw   See fewer
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Lorraine Bracco
Delores Del Ruby Delores Del Ruby   See fewer
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Pat Morita
The Chink (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita) The Chink (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)   See fewer
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Angie Dickinson
Miss Adrian Miss Adrian   See fewer
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Keanu Reeves
Julian Gitche Julian Gitche   See fewer
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John Hurt
The Countess The Countess   See fewer
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Rain Phoenix
Bonanza Jellybean Bonanza Jellybean   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
Rupert Rupert   See fewer
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Carol Kane
Carla Carla   See fewer
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Sean Young
Marie Barth Marie Barth   See fewer
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Crispin Glover
Howard Barth Howard Barth   See fewer
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Roseanne Barr
Madame Zoe (as Roseanne Arnold) Madame Zoe (as Roseanne Arnold)   See fewer
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Buck Henry
Dr. Dreyfus Dr. Dreyfus   See fewer
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Grace Zabriskie
Mrs. Hankshaw Mrs. Hankshaw   See fewer
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Treva Jeffryes
Young Sissy Young Sissy   See fewer
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Ken Kesey
Sissy's Daddy Sissy's Daddy   See fewer
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Ken Babbs
Sissy's Uncle Sissy's Uncle   See fewer
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Allen Arnold
Lionel Lionel   See fewer
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Victoria Williams
Cowgirl Debbie Cowgirl Debbie   See fewer
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Heather Graham
Cowgirl Heather Cowgirl Heather   See fewer
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Judy Robinson
Cowgirl Gloria Cowgirl Gloria   See fewer
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Betsy Roth
Cowgirl Mary Cowgirl Mary   See fewer
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Arlene Wewa
Big Red Big Red   See fewer
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Heather Hershey
Cowgirl Donna Cowgirl Donna   See fewer
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Dee Fowler
Cowgirl Kym Cowgirl Kym   See fewer
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Udo Kier
Commercial Director Commercial Director   See fewer
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Wade Evans
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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Tom Peterson
Crewman Crewman   See fewer
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Alexa D'Avalon
Rubber Rose Bird Expert Rubber Rose Bird Expert   See fewer
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Eric Hull
White House Undersecretary White House Undersecretary   See fewer
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Oliver Kirk
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Joe Ivy
FBI Director FBI Director   See fewer
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Greg McMickle
FBI Agent FBI Agent   See fewer
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Lin Shaye
Rubber Rose Maid Rubber Rose Maid   See fewer
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Chel White
Brain Surgeon Brain Surgeon   See fewer
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Molly Little
Salsa Singer Salsa Singer   See fewer
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Scott Patrick Green
Pilgrim Man Pilgrim Man   See fewer
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Suzanne Solgot
Pilgrim Woman Pilgrim Woman   See fewer
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Michael Parker
Pilgrim Driver Pilgrim Driver   See fewer
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William S. Burroughs
Himself (as William Burroughs) Himself (as William Burroughs)   See fewer
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Sherry Alps
Cowgirl Cowgirl   See fewer
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Eliza Butterfly
Cowgirl Cowgirl   See fewer
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Boo Connolly
Cowgirl Cowgirl   See fewer
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Stacey Hyder
Cowgirl Cowgirl   See fewer
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Tina Knaggs
Cowgirl Cowgirl   See fewer
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Tom Robbins
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Roger Bowen
Naturalist filming whooping cranes from aircraft (uncredited) Naturalist filming whooping cranes from aircraft (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doug Cooeyate
Native American extra (uncredited) Native American extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Musician at Barbecue (uncredited) Musician at Barbecue (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.3 / 10 | 6,587 votes