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Transamerica -- TRANSAMERICA tells the story of Bree (Felicity Huffman), a conservative transsexual woman who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that when she was a he, she fathered a son (Kevin Zegers), now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Transamerica -- 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.
Transamerica -- Clip: Ninja
Transamerica -- 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.
Transamerica -- Clip: Arcade


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Release Date:
3 March 2006 (USA) See more »
Life is more than the sum of its parts. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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A Touching Film with an Oscar-Worthy Performance See more (230 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrea James ... Voice Coach

Felicity Huffman ... Bree

Danny Burstein ... Dr. Spikowsky
Maurice Orozco ... Fernando

Elizabeth Peña ... Margaret
Craig Bockhorn ... Sergeant

Paul Borghese ... New York City Cop

Kevin Zegers ... Toby

Jon Budinoff ... Alex

Venida Evans ... Arletty

Raynor Scheine ... Bobby Jensen
Kate Bayley ... Tennessee Waitress

Stella Maeve ... Taylor

Teala Dunn ... Little Girl

Jim Frangione ... Taylor's Father

Bianca Leigh ... Mary Ellen
Kelly O'Donnell ... Kelly

Calpernia Addams ... Calpernia
Sandi Alexander ... Sandi
Melissa Sklarz ... Melissa
Felicia Kittles ... Felicia
David Harrison ... David
Lynn Laurino ... Lady in Pink
Forrie J. Smith ... Sammy (as Forrie Smith)

Grant Monohon ... Hitchhiker

Graham Greene ... Calvin

Fionnula Flanagan ... Elizabeth

Burt Young ... Murray

Carrie Preston ... Sydney
Elayne Stein ... Phoenix Lady

Amy Povich ... Phoenix Cop
Burton Ellis ... Male Nurse (as Burton Elias)
Cecy ... Filipino Nurse
Matt Young ... Wayne

Barbara Barron ... Mrs. Swallow (as Barbara Hubbard Barron)
Steve Hurwitz ... Harvey

Richard Poe ... John
Lou Lou ... Gas Station Dog
Zero T. Poodle ... Lucky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wesley Norton ... Trucker (uncredited)
David Sotelo ... Man in Truck (uncredited)

Directed by
Duncan Tucker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Duncan Tucker 

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... producer (as René Bastian)
Sebastian Dungan .... producer
William H. Macy .... executive producer
Linda Moran .... producer
Lucy Sumner .... associate producer (as Lucy Cooper)
Lucy Sumner .... line producer (as Lucy Cooper)
Original Music by
David Mansfield 
Cinematography by
Stephen Kazmierski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pam Wise 
Casting by
Eve Battaglia 
Production Design by
Mark White 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa  (as Lisa Crivelli Scoppa)
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
Makeup Department
Lynn Campbell .... key hair stylist
Lynn Campbell .... key makeup artist
Jason Hayes .... wig designer: Felicity Huffman, Hot House Flowers Beauty Services
Gerard Kelly .... wig designer: Felicity Huffman, Hot House Flowers Beauty Services
Heidi Kulow .... makeup department head
Production Management
Celia Hallquist .... production manager: Los Angeles
Elinyisia Mosha .... production manager
Karen O'Toole .... production manager: Arizona
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... additional second assistant director
Lauren Guilmartin .... second assistant director
Urs Hirschbiegel .... first assistant director
Sebastian Mazzola .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Justin Ritson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Pastor Alvarado III .... prop assistant
Kat Donahue .... set dresser: New York
Neil Driscoll Jr. .... leadman: New York
Jeff Everett .... art director: Los Angeles
Sam Gutierrez .... leadman: Arizona (as Samuel Gutierrez)
Duke Scoppa .... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Todd M. Serkland .... set dresser: Arizona
Emily Gaunt .... scenic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carlie Bergman .... adr assistant
Carlie Bergman .... foley assistant
Louis Bertini .... supervising sound editor
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Laura Congleton .... assistant sound editor
David Diamond .... sound mixer: Los Angeles (as Dave Diamond)
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator: New York (as Christopher Fondulas)
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer (as Doug Murray)
Douglas Murray .... foley mixer (as Doug Murray)
Chris Rich .... sound facility supervisor (as Christopher Rich)
Griffin Richardson .... sound recordist
Gabriel Sanders .... boom operator: Arizona
Tony Volante .... re-recording mixer
David Corcoran .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Markus Janner .... opticals: Duart Digital
Jennifer Russomanno .... opticals: Duart Digital
Keith Yurevitz .... opticals: Duart Digital
Charlie Kirby .... MTI artist (uncredited)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Camarda .... director of photography: Los Angeles
Jay Coolidge .... second assistant camera: Arizona
Ricardo Fernandes .... camera production assistant
Ryan Hill .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Bob Izzo .... key grip
Denisse Kindl .... camera loader: Los Angeles (as Denise Kindl)
Josh Madera .... key grip: Los Angeles
Jim Mickle .... best boy grip
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer: New York
Laura Nespola .... second assistant camera: New York
Doug Oh .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Joseph Paolini .... third grip
Marialuisa Ramirez .... lighting technician
Eddie Rodriguez .... first assistant camera
R. Samul .... swing
Steve Siddell .... best boy electric
Jason Velez .... gaffer
Rafael Winer .... still photographer: New York & Arizona
Casting Department
Gay Gilbert .... casting: Arizona, Producers Network
Gil Kruger .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erika Munro .... wardrobe supervisor
Tara Wise .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ed Beyer .... film timer (as Ed Beyers)
Joe Monge .... technical supervisor: Duart
John Rehberger .... on-line editor: Duart
Mara Safransky .... assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... colorist: Duart (as Jane Tolmachov)
Location Management
Michele Baker .... location manager
David Bianchi .... assistant location manager: Arizona
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout: New York
Marcy McKenzie .... assistant location manager: New York
Lauren Fritz .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music supervisor
Katie Bull .... vocal coach: Felicity Huffman
David Mansfield .... musician
Transportation Department
Tony Diaz .... driver: grip/electrician truck
George Swinney .... driver: production trailer (uncredited)
Other crew
Roni Armstrong .... craft service: Verna's Viddles
Kate Bayley .... assistant: Felicity Huffman
Kathryn Blacker .... set production assistant
Matthew Braman .... set production assistant
Emerson Bruns .... production counsel (as Emerson E. Bruns)
Federico Brusilovsky .... key production assistant: Arizona
Blake Davis .... set production assistant
Sharif Davis .... set production assistant
Jason Dorris .... additional production assistant
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Christoper Gerrit .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Christopher Gerrit)
Bret A. Haines .... set production assistant
Verna Hampton .... craft service: Verna's Viddles
Ryan Horrigan .... set production assistant
Greg Houston .... production assistant
Sondra James .... loop group coordinator
Markus Janner .... title designer: Duart Digital
Theis Jessen .... assistant to producers
Nathan Kappel .... additional production assistant (as Nathaniel Kappel)
Todd Kruger .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Jesse Lehrhoff .... set production assistant
Marlon Marcelle .... production assistant
Dominic Mazzola .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Danielle Motti .... office production assistant
Chad Nicholson .... set production assistant (as Chad Richard Nicholson)
Shane O'Dell .... office manager
Jason Perez .... set production assistant
Rachel Richwine .... production intern
Camilla Rubis .... production intern
Jennifer Russomanno .... title designer: Duart Digital
Katie Scholz .... set production assistant
Gwen Schroeder .... assistant production office coordinator (as Gwen Schmitt)
Michael Sledd .... production coordinator
Sally Steele .... publicist
Cordelia Stephens .... clearances
Cordelia Stephens .... product placement
Jesse Toledano .... key production assistant: New York
Jeremy Walker .... unit publicist
Kristel Wedin .... set production assistant
Harry White .... Head of Sales
Tara Wise .... additional production assistant (as Tara R. Wise)
Keith Yurevitz .... title designer: Duart Digital
Blanca Camacho .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Blake Davis .... production coordinator: second unit (uncredited)
Dan O'Meara .... sales representative (uncredited)
Lawrence Blume .... special thanks
Brian David Cange .... special thanks
Marília Pêra .... special thanks (as Marila Pera)
Laila Robins .... special thanks
Barbara Sukowa .... special thanks (as Barbara Sukova)

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Felicity Huffman nicknamed her prosthetic penis "Andy" during filming.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the wigwam scene, crew members and the white screen reflector are visible in Bree's sunglasses.See more »
Toby:I'm out of cigarettes.
Bree Osbourne:Quel dommage.
Toby:What's quel dommage mean?
Bree Osbourne:It means you're not getting any cigarettes.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Finding Your Female Voice (2002) (V)See more »
There's a New Moon Over My ShoulderSee more »


The name of the music when Felicity takes the toilet paper roll and the others wait in the truck?
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58 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
A Touching Film with an Oscar-Worthy Performance, 4 May 2005
Author: jhnnypanic from United States

This was my favorite film of the Tribeca festival. Felicity Huffman's performance is incredible and grabs you from the first scene. It was a smart, poignant and funny film. Some of the characters are too thinly drawn, some of the humor too inappropriately broad but those were minor issues for me. Though rooted in some ways in standard plot devices, the transgender protagonist makes all the difference in the world. Which, in a way, is kind of the point -- how we view people's differences (with acceptance or disdain) says a lot about who we are. Of course, it played well here in New York City. But what about the rest of Bush's America? By the way, I was told that Lions Gate picked up the film for distribution.

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