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By Hook or by Crook (2001)

By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »

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Harry Dodge ...
Valentine
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Billie
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By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (a transgender man), who leaves his small town after the death of his father, and heads to the big city to live a life of crime. Along the way, he encounters Valentine, a quirky adoptee, in search of his birth mother. An immediate kinship is sparked between these men and they become partners in crime. Suffering money troubles, emotional problems, and physical confrontations, the duo face their issues head on and learn to trust each other and support each other in pursuit of their goals. Written by azr

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 June 2001 (USA)  »

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$1,802 (USA) (27 October 2002)

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$1,802 (USA) (27 October 2002)
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Kid: Are you a girl or a boy?
Shy: Both.
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The film is "dedicated to Kovic." (Kris), who also plays the part of the "old man in park." See more »

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My Buddy
Written by Gus Kahn and the Old Timers Orchestra
Performed by Gus Kahn and the Old Timers Orchestra
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Finally a cutesy lesbian flick
14 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

My sister took me to see this movie at a local gay film fest this summer. She is gay and commented on the fact that there really weren't any films that dealt with gay females on a platonic level. This movie was heartwarming, cute, and funny. I love the part about "can you make us look like carpenters?" It shows the fabulous wit that went into the movies making. These women (who made the movie) set a powerful scene in motion. The people in it are so real, and the feelings are heartfelt. See this movie


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