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WATCH – Miss Firecracker

Carnelle Scott is best-known in her hometown of Yazoo City, MS, for her unrepentant promiscuity. An orphan taken in by her genteel relatives, she idolizes her older cousin, Elain Rutledge, a former Fourth of July “Miss Firecracker” contest winner who is taking time out from her life as a pampered wife in Atlanta to give a speech on “My Life as a Beauty” at this year’s pageant. Determined to follow in Elain’s footsteps, Carnelle puts a damper on her libido and enlists the help of local seamstress Popeye Jackson in preparing for the pageant.

DIRECTOR : Thomas Schlamme
CAST : Ann Wedgeworth, Alfre Woodard, Tim Robbins, Brent Spiner, Scott Glenn, Amy Wright, Trey Wilson, Veanne Cox, Mary Steenburgen, Christine Lahti, Holly Hunter


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