The Brandon Teena Story (1998)

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Documentary about a multiple murder in rural Nebraska in 1993.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daphne ...
Herself - Dated Brandon
Reanna ...
Herself - Dated Brandon
Gina ...
Herself - Brandon's Ex-girlfriend
Shaun ...
Himself - Friend
JoAnn ...
Herself - Friend
JoAnne Brandon ...
Herself - Brandon's Mother (as JoAnn Brandon)
Tammy Brandon ...
Herself - Brandon's Sister
John Lotter ...
Steve Goldsberry ...
Himself - Cheif Deputy Sheriff
Lana Tisdel ...
Herself - Dated Brandon
Michelle Lotter ...
Herself - Brandon's Friend
Linda Gutierres ...
Herself - Lana's Mother
Tom Nissen ...
Himself (as Thomas Nissen)
Jon Larson ...
Himself - Deputy Sheriff
Angie Lee ...


Documentary about Brandon Teena (aka Teena Brandon), a transgendered person, who was murdered along with two others in 1993 in rural Nebraska. The story is told through interviews with people who knew Brandon, recorded interrogation and trial transcripts, and photographs and file film footage. Written by Michael C. Berch <>

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23 September 1998 (USA)  »

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$11,281 (USA) (25 September 1998)


$40,999 (USA) (30 October 1998)

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27 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This video holds nothing back, giving viewers actual footage of the town and neighborhoods where the victim and killers had once walked, drove and partied in. It also takes you up the country road to the talked about farmhouse where three people were murdered in the dead of winter night. There are actual crime scene photos of Teena Brandon and the inside of the broken-into farmhouse. I found those particularly disturbing, but I guess that is how to try capturing the essence of what it was like so viewers may learn from it. The video also includes interviews from friends and family of the killers and the victims. There are even interviews from inside the prisons from the killers themselves, trying to appear wrongly accused and failing miserably. The clueless sheriff is also seen praising their law enforcement, even after botching the rape and murder case in front of the world. This is not for children or the squeamish, and it really makes a strong impact.

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