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Boys Don't Cry

Rated R 119 minutes 2000

Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana (Chloƫ Sevigny), an aspiring singer, and begins to plan for their future together. But when her ex-convict friends, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III), learn Brandon's secret, things change very quickly.

Film Credits

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Writer: Kimberly Peirce and Andy Bienen

Producer: Jill Footlick, John Hart, Caroline Kaplan, Pamela Koffler, Eva Kolodner, Jon Marcus, Jonathan Sehring, Jeff Sharp, Bradford Simpson, John Sloss, Morton Swinsky and Christine Vachon

Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloƫ Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alison Folland, Alicia Goranson, Matt McGrath, Rob Campbell and Jeanetta Arnette

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