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Transamerica (2005)

A pre-operative male-to-female transgender takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

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Dr. Spikowsky
Maurice Orozco ...
Fernando
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Margaret
Craig Bockhorn ...
Sergeant
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New York City Cop
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Alex
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Arletty
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Bobby Jensen
Kate Bayley ...
Tennessee Waitress
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Taylor
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Little Girl
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Taylor's Father
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Southern Californian Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally received the news for which she has been waiting: she has been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery. But before Margaret, her therapist, will allow her to go through with the surgery scheduled in a week's time, Bree has to deal with an unresolved problem from her past. Bree gets a telephone call from a seventeen year old man named Toby Wilkins, who is looking for Stanley, his biological father. Toby is in a New York jail, having been supporting himself by petty crime and hustling. Stanley/Bree knew nothing about Toby before the telephone call. Toby apparently is all alone in the world, with his mother having committed suicide and being estranged from his stepfather in Tennessee. Masquerading as a Christian social worker, Bree, not telling him either of her true identity or her transgender status, bails Toby out of jail and tells him she will take him to Los Angeles, where Toby has aspirations ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,908 (USA) (2 December 2005)

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$9,013,113 (USA) (26 May 2006)
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Not knowing the film would be such a success, most of the wardrobe and props were donated to charity and thrift stores after production wrapped. See more »

Goofs

In a scene inside the car as they are driving west, a camera shot shows Bree not wearing her seat belt. The camera switches to Toby, then back to Bree, who is now wearing her seat belt. See more »

Quotes

Bree Osbourne: [Getting ready to face her parents] Shit. I mean darn. No, I mean shit.
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Crazy Credits

For all people of trans experience, For all people of any experience, and For my family. See more »

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Referenced in Knocked Up (2007) See more »

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We're All in This Together
Written by Ketch Secor and Willie Watson
Performed by Old Crow Medicine Show
Published by Blood Donor Music, Administered by Bug Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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I loved Transamerica!
25 April 2005 | by (New York, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

I am so glad I had the opportunity to see this film last night, and I truly hope that a distributor was in the audience because this film should be seen by the masses. I would buy it in a heartbeat if were available on DVD.

This was my first time attending the festival, and the first film I chose after looking through listings. I won't say any more because I don't want to spoil the plot, but just know that it was a good movie and worth the long wait in line to get tickets. Great work, and good luck!

Have a great day,


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