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Miss Firecracker
Character: Carnelle Scott
Directed by: Thomas Schlamme
Written by: Beth Henley
Produced by: Lewis Allen, Fred Berner, Ross E. Milloy
Other cast: Scott Glenn, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard
Release date: April 28, 1989
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 1h 42min

Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she's heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi.