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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

The book Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was made into the movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

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Book details for Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was written by Tom Robbins. The book was published in 1976 by Bantam. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Starring Sissy Hanshaw--flawlessly beautiful,  almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a  quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your  heart, your hopes, and your sleeping  bags...Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the  smooth-riding cowgirls of... Read More
Starring Sissy Hanshaw--flawlessly beautiful,  almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a  quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your  heart, your hopes, and your sleeping  bags...

Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the  smooth-riding cowgirls of Rubber Rose Ranch. Chink,  lascivious guru of yams and yang. Julian, Mohawk by  birth; asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition.  Dr. Robbins, preventive psychiatrist and reality  instructor...

Follow Sissy's  amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the  Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and  ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously  drawn-out climax...

Movie details for Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Gus Van Sant, who also directed Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and To Die For (1995). Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was produced by New Line Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson, Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane, Sean Young, Crispin Glover, Roseanne, Buck Henry, Grace Zabriskie, Treva Jeffryes, Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, Allen Arnold, Victoria Williams (VII) and Heather Graham.

 

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If someone ever put together a what-were-they-thinking top 10, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues would surely make the list. Based on Tom Robbins's '70s ode to freedom, whooping cranes, and ambisexuality, this Gus Van Sant film sat on the shelf for almost a ye... Read More
If someone ever put together a what-were-they-thinking top 10, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues would surely make the list. Based on Tom Robbins's '70s ode to freedom, whooping cranes, and ambisexuality, this Gus Van Sant film sat on the shelf for almost a year before its brief release. More of a curiosity than anything else, it tells the convoluted story of Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman), the world's greatest hitchhiker by virtue of her mammoth, um, thumbs. She falls in with a lesbian collective at a dude ranch and, well, the rest is kind of a mess. Kind of? Let's say it's a monumental mess, one of those films that's like a 25-car pileup on the interstate that you have to stop and look at, just to figure out what people like Keanu Reeves, Roseanne, John Hurt, and Angie Dickinson are doing there. A great score by k.d. lang, by the way. --Marshall Fine