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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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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)
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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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Sergeant Harry
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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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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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It's Different for Girls
written by Joe Jackson
performed by Joe Jackson
recording company: A&M Records
published by MCA Music Ltd
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excellent film
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen both Soldiers Girl and Different for Girls I wouldn't even compare the 2. There are 2 different circumstances. #1 Justin Fisher and Calvin Glover are still serving time for their part in Barry Winchell's murder as this one was based on a true story. The other being that Different for Girls is fictional and the only problem Prentiss had was struggling with the fact that he now wanted his best mate from school for his love interest (after she was post-op).

This is an excellent film and I have watched it 4 times in 2 days and it is not a bit boring. In fact there is some excitement in it as I find Prentiss needs Kim to help him grow up.

I am not going to pick this film apart as to who is in what picture or the makeup wardrobe or prosthetics used or how Karl became Kim etc. I just thought it was an excellent and enjoyable film


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