Rolling Stone - 05/18/1989
"...MISS FIRECRACKER is a spirited lark...It's shot through with enchantment....The movie boasts its own scratching vitality and a cast that makes rousing good company..."
This hilarious comedy stars Holly Hunter as Carnelle, a sexually-loose hellraiser who was orphaned as a child and has grown up in the shadow of her beautiful cousin, a proper southern belle and past Miss Firecracker. Carnelle, far from the typical contestant, sets her sights on the current crown and devises a scheme to enter and win the contest. Hunter is fabulous as the fiery Carnelle, giving justice to the film's title.
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Holly Hunter originated her role in the Off-Broadway version of this film, "This Miss Firecracker Contest".
Christine Lahti, wife of director Schlamme, makes a cameo appearance in this film.