Leningrad Cowboys Go America Poster

Release Date: April 13th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
An enthusiastic Siberian rock 'n' roll band, The Leningrad Cowboys, journeys to New York with their manager (Matti Pellonpää) and a dead member who froze to death before his dreams of success could be realized. They land a gig in Mexico, and the band, including the dead member strapped to the top of their Cadillac, drives there through the country that birthed rock music, meeting various characters along the road to success. Meanwhile, a crazed fan (Kari Väänänen) from home chases them down.

Cast: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Vaananen, Nicky Tesco, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen, Pimme Korhonen, Sakari Kuosmanen

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Megamania, Finnish Film Foundation, Esselte Video, Villealfa Filmproduction Oy, Svenska Filminstitutet, Finnkino

Keywords: Quest, Underdog, Hilarious, 1980s, New York City, Offbeat