Miss Firecracker Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Carnelle Scott (Holly Hunter) is a restless Mississippi girl looking for a life change. She decides to enter a beauty pageant, which her cousin Elain (Mary Steenburgen) had won years before. Despite a lack of support from those close to her, including conniving cousin Delmount (Tim Robbins), Carnelle remains determined. She enlists the help of a seamstress (Alfre Woodard) to outfit her for the competition, while rebuffing the advances of predatory men, as she aims to bring home the crown.

Cast: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, Scott Glenn, Veanne Cox, Ann Wedgeworth, Trey Wilson

Director: Thomas Schlamme

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Corsair Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Spirited, Quest, House, Small town, Amusing, Competition, 1980s, Underdog, Lighthearted