In the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi - a few days before the Fourth of July - Carnelle Scott (known locally as "Miss Hot Tamale") is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest. But the unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, along with Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount, complicates matters a bit. Aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye and several other cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle perseveres. Can all concerned finally escape their unhappy pasts and turn to a better future?
Tina Vorreyer as Carnelle Scott
Hadley Hill as Popeye Jackson
Heidi Schultz as Elain Rutledge
Ben Slabik as Delmount Williams
Tony Lage as Mac Sam
ShaVon Sokan as Tessy Mahoney