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A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual 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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Bobby Jensen
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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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Life is a journey. Bring an open mind. See more »


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

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10 February 2006 (Denmark)  »

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Transamérica  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,726 (Argentina) (15 September 2006)

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$79,247 (Argentina) (22 September 2006)
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This is the first non-Miramax film to be acquired by Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein. See more »

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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

Elizabeth Osbourne: Look at your life. You've never been able to stick to a decision. I mean, 10 years of college and not a single degree. How do you know you won't change your mind about this, too?
[brief pause]
Bree Osbourne: Because I know.
Elizabeth Osbourne: Don't do this awful thing to yourself, please. I miss my son.
Bree Osbourne: Mom, you never had a son.
Elizabeth Osbourne: [crying] How can you say such a thing?
Bree Osbourne: Now you know how I felt when you hired those private detectives.
Elizabeth Osbourne: [crying] We only tried to do the best for you.
Bree Osbourne: Is that why you tried to have me committed?
Elizabeth Osbourne: [shouting] ...
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For all people of trans experience, For all people of any experience, and For my family. See more »

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Featured in The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Romantic Hideaway
Written by C. Taylor
Published by Amphonic Music Ltd (PRS) / Hereinafter Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Opus I Music Library
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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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