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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.
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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.
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Release Date:
10 February 2006 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Life is more than the sum of its parts. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Excellent real-life comedy/drama from a different point of view See more (226 total) »

Cast

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

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... producer (as René Bastian)
Lucy Cooper .... associate producer
Lucy Cooper .... line producer
Sebastian Dungan .... producer
William H. Macy .... executive producer
Linda Moran .... producer
 
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 artist
 
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 Bloom .... foley artist
Laura Congleton .... assistant sound editor
David Diamond .... sound mixer: Los Angeles (as Dave Diamond)
Christopher Fondulas .... boom operator: New York
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 .... sound 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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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
Michele Baker .... location manager
Kate Bayley .... assistant: Felicity Huffman
David Bianchi .... assistant location manager: Arizona
Kathryn Blacker .... set production assistant
Matthew Braman .... set production assistant
Emerson E. Bruns .... production counsel
Federico Brusilovsky .... key production assistant: Arizona
Blake Davis .... set production assistant
Sharif Davis .... set production assistant
Jason Dorris .... additional production assistant
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout: New York
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
Marcy McKenzie .... assistant location manager: New York
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
Kristel Wedin .... set production assistant
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)
Lauren Fritz .... location scout (uncredited)
Dan O'Meara .... sales representative (uncredited)
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use
Runtime:
103 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Chile:14 | China:(Banned) | Finland:K-15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Ireland:16 (theatrical rating) | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:MG6 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
The initial idea for the screenplay occurred in a conversation between screenwriter/director Duncan Tucker and intersex actress Katherine Connella. While discussing male/female perceptions, Connella shocked Tucker (they had been sharing a house for about four months at the time) with the revelation that she had been raised as a male.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Toby shows up at Bree's apartment and is smoking, the plate Bree gives him to use as an ashtray moves around between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Bree Osbourne:Just because a person doesn't go around blabbing her entire biological history to everyone she meets doesn't make her a liar.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Am a PilgrimSee more »

FAQ

The name of the music when Felicity takes the toilet paper roll and the others wait in the truck?
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78 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Excellent real-life comedy/drama from a different point of view, 27 April 2005
Author: lrapoport from United States

I saw Transamerica last night at the Tribeca Film Festival and absolutely loved it. I was concerned beforehand that I would not be able to relate to the characters, but that turned out not to be a problem. The acting of Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers is done with so much sincerity that I quickly came to care about their characters. Ms. Huffman's performance is one of the best I have seen. Having not seen any of her television or movies, I did not know anything about her. In fact, I thought that she was truly a man playing the part of the transsexual woman. The script was always believable and allowed Ms. Huffman to show some wry humor. The writer/director Duncan Tucker was there to make a few comments answer questions. The only problem is that the film has not yet been picked up by a distributor so if you want to see it (and you should) you may have to find a film festival somewhere.

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