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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

A transgender 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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Stephen Trask ...
Skszp - Band Member
Theodore Liscinski ...
Jacek - Band Member
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Schlatko - Band Member
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Ben Mayer-Goodman ...
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Gene Pyrz ...
Hansel's Dad
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Tommy's Publicist
Max Toulch ...
Goth Menses Boy
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Sgt. Luther Robinson
Ermes Blarasin ...
Fat Man
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Storyline

Hedwig, born male as Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Confirmation Surgery 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cal do szczescia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$156,724 (USA) (22 July 2001)

Gross:

$3,029,081 (USA) (30 September 2001)
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Trivia

The Bilgewaters chain of restaurants that Hedwig and The Angry Inch perform at are decorated with graphics of the sinking of the Titanic. The original off-Broadway production of HEDWIG started in the ballroom of a hotel that gave shelter to the surviving crew of the Titanic in 1912. See more »

Goofs

In the Kansas City motel, Yitzhak wipes the left side of Hedwig's mouth; after the cut he's wiping the right side. See more »

Quotes

Hedwig: How many times do I have to tell you? You don't put a bra in a dryer! It warps!
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Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Pinch Me
Written by Alex Lasarenko (as Alexander Lasarenko)
Performed by Traci Reynolds and Alex Lasarenko (as Alexander Lasarenko)
Courtesy of Alexander Lasarenko
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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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