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Soldier's Girl (2003)

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Barry Winchell
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Calpernia Addams
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Sergeant Carlos Diaz
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Justin Fisher
Philip Eddolls ...
Calvin Glover
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Henry Millens
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Collin Baker (as Daniel Petronijevic)
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Edgar Martinez
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Ashley Martinez
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Sergeant Howard Paxton
Tulsi Balram ...
Ginger
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Lester
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Mistress of Ceremonies
Sofonda ...
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

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True story of an unexpected love...and an unforgivable crime. See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, a scene of strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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31 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Devojka jednog vojnika  »

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The actual Barry Winchell was six and one half years younger than Calpernia Addams, but in the film the age difference is almost exactly reversed, Lee Pace, the actor who portrays Calpernia, is six years younger than Troy Garity, the actor who portrays Winchell. See more »

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When Pvt. Barry Winchell reports to SSG Diaz he is told by Diaz that he will be assigned as the assistant gunner for the 40mm grenade launcher. This could be a reference to the Mk-19 40mm belt fed grenade launcher. However, we later see Pvt Winchell carrying an M-203 40mm grenade launcher. The M-203 is not a crew served weapon, it is operated by a single soldier and therefore doesn't need an assistant to operate it. See more »

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Mistress of Ceremonies: Ladies and gentlemen, and all of the rest of you... Welcome to the Miss Tennessee Entertainer of the Year Pageant.
[applause]
Mistress of Ceremonies: If you take a girl home tonight, and you find that her clitoris is just a touch too prominent and her ovaries are hanging really low, you might have ended up with one of our contestants.
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In memoriam Barry Winchell 1977-1999 See more »

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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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I Know What I've Got
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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FINALLY, A NEW INSIGHT INTO REALITY
25 September 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

I am not going to add to the insightful reviews made so far in the paradigm of today's society. Instead I would like to note the following:

I understood perhaps for the first time in my life a radically new point of view.

In the past my smug assumption was that a transsexual was 'simply' a man who loved being accepted as a woman. "Duh," some of you might say, what else COULD it be?

Well, what I saw in this gem of a movie, this magic lantern of the soul as it were, was something more. I saw that NATURE herself was the actor.

In a nutshell (possible bad word for me to use here!) what I now see is; SOME genders REALLY ARE opposite genders inside. In this movie I was struck blind like the Bible's Paul with the vision that a woman's soul COULD inhabit a mans body, and so would 'simply' live out life with as much dignity as SOCIETY would allow.

If this is even marginally true, we are ALL indicted barbarians and cavedwellers for not seeing the obvious... and the lid on 'The Pandora's Box of What's Normal' has finally been lovingly lifted off its hinges and thrown into the abyss!

Thank you writers, directors and especially actors --- for portraying that at all; and so well!


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