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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  31 August 2001 (USA)
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A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

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Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to - years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig... but then left with all her songs. Written by Anonymous

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An anatomically incorrect rock odyssey

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$156,724 (USA) (20 July 2001)

Gross:

$3,029,081 (USA) (28 September 2001)
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John Cameron Mitchell:  Keep your ears open when Tommy is being mobbed by reporters after his car accident. Mitchell is the voice of the reporter shouting, "Tommy, what's your relationship to Hedwig Robinson?" See more »

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On the poster advertising for auditions for a production of Rent, the character of Collins is described as 'Young, Edgy, Black, Aspiring Musician.' However, Collins is actually a philosophy professor. The 'aspiring musician' of Rent is Roger. See more »

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Hedwig: That song was by a young mister Kurt Cobain - now that kid's got a future!
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Referenced in Confessions of a Drag Queen (2006) See more »

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Written by Stephen Trask
Performed by Stephen Trask & Girls Against Boys
Girls Against Boys appear courtesy of Geffen Records
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Very strange but GREAT!
20 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hard to follow (at times) but fascinating story about a transsexual rock singer named Hedwig and her quest for fame, fortune and love. Impossible to describe, but a pleasure to watch. Never stops moving and extremely well-directed by John Cameron Mitchell (who also gives a wonderful performance as Hedwig). The songs are loud and good, performed with gusto and tons of energy. A rare Hollywood film that doesn't play is safe with its sexual content and doesn't wimp out at the end. A one of a kind film and well worth seeing.


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