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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar [DVD] [1995]

Release Date:01/07/2003
Beeban Kidron cross-dressing comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes. This is a fine release from Universal that does offer excellent sound and picture quality even though it is short on meaningful extras.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 18)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • Closed Captioned


    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
    Patrick Swayze plays Vida Boheme, a classy and long-reigning drag queen. With his understudy Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes), Vida wins a New York drag stage contest and an all-expenses-paid trip to Hollywood. But when Miss Chi Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) cries at having lost the contest, soft-hearted Vida cashes in the airline tickets so the three of them can take a car out West. The film becomes a strange sort of buddy road movie, with the three cross-dressers traveling across the American heartland in a shiny yellow Cadillac. First they tangle with Sheriff Dollard (Chris Penn). He stops them for a minor traffic violation, puts the moves on Vida, and Vida knocks him out, so they flee. Later, they are stranded by car problems in a small town in Nebraska. Renting a room in a hotel, they put some life into the town and its annual strawberry festival. They provide a mousy local woman, Carol Ann (Stockard Channing), with new role models of assertiveness. They also insist on chivalrous treatment from the local good old boys and give lessons on courting to a teenage girl. This film was released on the heels of the more outrageous Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which featured Terence Stamp as a drag queen. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Wesley Snipes
      Wesley Snipes - Noxeema Jackson
    • Patrick Swayze
      Patrick Swayze - Vida Boheme
    • John Leguizamo
      John Leguizamo - Miss Chi-Chi Rodriguez
    • Stockard Channing
      Stockard Channing - Carol Ann
    • Blythe Danner
      Blythe Danner - Beatrice

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