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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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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
Nisha Nayar ...
Angela (as Nisha K. Nayar)
Lia Williams ...
Defence Solicitor
Ian Dury ...
Recovery Agent
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DS Cole
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Taxi Driver
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PC Ken
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PC Alan
Gerard Horan ...
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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Crossing the Border  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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[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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This worked
8 July 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Aside from any psycho-analytical considerations (in which I have no competence), this film really worked for me. I typically give a wide berth to pictures of this ilk, but I was really captivated by the sense that these characters were really living the circumstances in which they found themselves. I'm not going to blather on about how relevant blah blah, but the fact is that Nobody is immune from the possibility that an experience like this might present itself in real life, and it is thought-provoking to reflect on how it might affect ME. This is a complex subject, uncomfortable to many, but explored here in a way that was good sociology, good psychology, and damned fine cinema. Whatever your hang-ups are (or aren't), enjoy this film.


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