Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Uma Thurman, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix

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Overview

Writer/director Gus Van Sant's early bid for big-time commercial success -- a success he didn't manage to achieve until Good Will Hunting -- is based on Tom Robbins' 1976 feminist bestseller. Uma Thurman plays Sissy Hankshaw, a woman born with very large thumbs. After her parents (Grace Zabriskie and Ken Kesey) take her to a doctor (Buck Henry), who offers her parents no remedy for their daughter's condition, the film races ahead to the 1970s. Sissy is now a popular feminine hygiene spray model for a product called Yoni Yum, the product of a company owned by The Countess (John Hurt in drag). Sissy travels to the Rubber Rose beauty ranch, also owned by The Countess, to shoot a Yoni Yum commercial. At the ranch, she makes the acquaintance of the inscrutable Chink (Pat Morita) and Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix). But under the nose of The Countess, the cowgirls on the ranch are talking mutiny, with the women trying to liberate the Rubber Rose Ranch from the chains of patriarchal oppression.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2015
UPC: 0888574100087
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 18,913

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Uma Thurman Sissy Hankshaw
John Hurt The Countess
Rain Phoenix Bonanza Jellybean
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita The Chink
Lorraine Bracco Delores Del Ruby
Keanu Reeves Julian
Angie Dickinson Miss Adrian
Sean Young Marie Barth
Crispin Glover Howard Barth
Sharon Bialy Actor
Steve Buscemi Actor
Faye Dunaway Actor
Debi Manwiller Actor
Richard Pagano Actor
Lily Tomlin Actor
Ed Begley Rupert
Carol Kane Carla
Victoria Williams Cowgirl Debbie
Heather Graham Cowgirl Heather
Buck Henry Dr. Dreyfus
Ken Kesey Sissy's Daddy
Grace Zabriskie Mrs Hankshaw
Michael Parker Pilgrim Driver
Scott Patrick Green Pilgrim
Udo Kier Commercial Director
Wade Evans Cameraman
Oliver Kirk Sheriff
Alexa Actor
Eric Hull White House Undersecretary
Lin Shaye Rubber Rose Maid
William S. Burroughs Himself
Tom Robbins Narrator
River Phoenix Pilgrim (uncredited)
Roseanne Zoe

Technical Credits
Gus Van Sant Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John J. Campbell Cinematographer
Curtiss Clayton Editor
Jim Doyle Special Effects
Eric Alan Edwards Cinematographer
k.d. lang Score Composer
John McCarthy Score Composer
Ben Mink Score Composer
Laurie Parker Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Self Production Designer
Missy Stewart Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
1. All Thumbs/Title [6:03]
2. "The Best" [5:06]
3. Big-City Queen [4:16]
4. The Bohemian Indian [7:41]
5. Toward the Rubber Rose [6:43]
6. Dirty Thoughts [5:09]
7. Reduced Fat [2:39]
8. Breakfast Bonanza [6:00]
9. Feathered Friends [3:35]
10. Feminine Hijacking [4:22]
11. Polka Wisdom [5:18]
12. Driven to Violence [:33]
13. Hand Job [5:17]
14. Endangered Species [3:53]
15. Mellow Migration [3:03]
16. On a Clear Night [5:59]
17. Psychedelic Gun Control [3:14]
18. Happy Trails [7:01]
19. Burning Passion [3:01]
20. End Credits [1:48]

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