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Connie and Carla Movie

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Summary:
Connie and Carla are two small-town 'girls' whose dreams of stardom have taken them nowhere. From their debut in a school cafeteria to their current gig slinging drinks and belting out tunes at a Midwestern airport lounge, the singing and dancing duo simply refuse to let the less-than-enthusiastic crowd response dampen their showbiz drive. For Connie and Carla, everything's coming up roses, naysaying boyfriends and snoring audience members notwithstanding. The girls lose one of their few supporters when their boss Frank ends up on the wrong end of a criminal deal--a scene they unfortunately happen to witness. Quicker than a fast change in the second act, Connie and Carla pack up their battered dreams and extensive assortment of wigs and costumes and hit the road, running for their lives. Convinced the killers will never look for them in a place utterly devoid of culture, the pair ends up in the Land of Dreamers, Los Angeles. In a new place with new identities, they create a cover (with a lot of cover-up) that makes them the toast of the town--headlining in a local drag club, they soon find the acclaim that has always eluded them, singing the show tunes they've always loved. Being famous is their dream come true--who cares if includes a tiny little lie? But trying to keep their secret turns out to be a real drag, especially when Connie meets Jeff, a real nice guy with whom she'd really like to be a real girl.

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Cast:
Guy Fauchon (as Principal )
Nia Vardalos (as Connie )
Toni Collette (as Carla )
David Duchovny (as Jeff )
Alec Mapa (as Lee )
Chris Logan (as Brian/Patty Melt )
Robert Kaiser (as Paul )
Ryan McDonell (as Sailor Boy )

Directed By: Michael Lembeck
Written By: Nia Vardalos
Produced By: Universal Pictures.

Release Date (US): April 16th, 2004

Length of Movie: 1h 38min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual humor and drug references

Budget: $27,000,000

Opening Weekend: $3,254,940

Connie and Carla Soundtrack

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1. Airport Medley (Oklahoma / Superstar/Papa, Can You Hear Me? / Memory) - Connie and Carla
2. Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb
3. Mame - Cast
4. Let Me Entertain You - Connie and Carla & The Belles of the Balls
5. Maybe This Time - Connie and Carla
6. Don't Rain On My Parade - Connie and Carla
7. I Cain't Say No / There Are Worse Things I Could Do/ What I Did For Love Medley - Connie and Carla & Debbie Reynolds
8. Everything's Alright / Don't Cry For Me, Argentina Medley - Connie and Carla
9. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Connie and Carla
10. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame - Connie and Carla & The Belles of the Balls
11. Connie and Carla Overture - Randy Edelman

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