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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, ... 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)
Lia Williams ...
Defence Solicitor
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DS Cole
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Taxi Driver
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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

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$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 »

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Paul Prentice: [while making love to Kim] It fits! It bloody fits!
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Definitely Different
11 March 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

In the opening scene of Different for Girls, Karl's boarding-school classmates are tormenting him for his effeminate nature. To his rescue comes friend and protector, Paul. Roll the opening credits, and flash to the next scene, 16 years in the future. It's the scene of a minor traffic accident and two of the individuals involved appear familiar to one another, but something is amiss. Paul, now a punkish motorcycle courier is one, but the other is demure, stylish, female.... its Karl. Paul and Karl (now Kim thanks to sex-change surgery) finally recognize one another and begin a relationship that slowly evolves to romance. The movie essentially chronicles the emotional journey of this odd-couple; and it's done with the proper mix of humor and drama. Well worth the rental.


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