Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Synopsis: The Leningrad Cowboys, a fictional Russian rock band, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Aki Kaurismäki
Production: Criterion Collection
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

That's crap.


Not commercial.

Go to America. Over there, they

swallow any kind of crap.

Call my cousin.

Hotel Mansfield, Manhattan.

Pekka practised outside last night.

In the morning there was

nothing we could do about it.

I see. Frozen stiff.

And you want to collect the reward.


We need to go to America.

Grandfather went there as well.

Since then, nowbody has

heard from him again.

I pay you the fare.

Take the stiff one with you

and show him the world.

Get lost!

A few words before we leave.

In America only American

bands are allowed to play.

From now on, you're one.

In America everybody speaks English.

You too.

Those of you who don't speak it,

better learn it soon.

I don't want to speak English.

The success has gone to

Vladimir's head. Without us...

Shut up! Spinglish.

I mean, speak English.

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Aki Kaurismäki

Aki Olavi Kaurismäki (Finnish: [ˈɑki ˈkɑurismæki] ( listen); born 4 April 1957) is a Finnish screenwriter and film director. He is described as Finland’s best-known film director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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