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Different for Girls (1996)

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Karl / Kim Foyle
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Paul Prentice
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Pamela
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Jean
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Alison
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Neil Payne
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Angela (as Nisha K. Nayar)
Lia Williams ...
Defence Solicitor
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DS Cole
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Taxi Driver (as Philip Davis)
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PC Ken
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PC Alan
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Sergeant Harry
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Prosecuting Solicitor
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Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life. Prentice, on the other hand, has charm but is a social disaster stuck in a dead-end job. His main talent is for getting them both into trouble. Amid the squabbles, they start to fall in love. One night, Kim invites Prentice to a romantic dinner at her flat. Prentice, finding the seduction unexpectedly effective, freaks out. He proceeds to make a public display of both of them and winds up in court. Humiliated and angry, Kim runs away. Only she can save Prentice now, but will true love triumph for a new made woman and an aging punk? Written by <jsharp@digitus.mozart.co.uk>

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Rated R for nudity, brief graphic sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$52,816 (USA) (12 September 1997)

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$211,048 (USA) (10 October 1997)
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Sat on the shelf for three years before being released. See more »

Quotes

[complaining about the size of his fine for indecent exposure]
Paul Prentice: Fifty Quid! I didn't know pricks could be so expensive!
Defence Solicitor: Only if you behave like one.
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Gimme My Props
written by Kool Moe Dee (as Mohandas Dewese)
performed by Kool Moe Dee
recording company: Zomba Recording Corporation
published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd
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Different For ... Just About Everything
8 February 2003 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

What a brave and unusual romantic comedy. Thank God the BBC is still open-minded enough for such projects, which are not only important, but ultimately wonderfully entertaining.

At the core of the boy-meets-girl, who used to be one of his mates at school, now transsexual, love story is Steven Mackintosh, who portrays Karl-now-Kim with such dignity and style that this film never feels sticky or cumbersome, as one might fear going into it.

Rupert Graves plays the bad-boy "Prentice" with such charm that one thoroughly understands why Kim allows her new-found, quiet life to be turned upside down. He shows Kim that finding the right gender doesn't necessarily make you a whole person...That comes from conviction and caring. It requires passion - something he's full of and is able to rekindle in his old schoolmate. And who knows...maybe she'll get him to change his socks daily!

Thoroughly charming!


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