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Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 26 May 2006 (USA)
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Don
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Nicola
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Mona Hammond ...
Pat
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Jeannie
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Trish
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Richard Bailey
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Harry Sampson
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Storyline

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price and Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing with both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiance who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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How Far Would You Go To Save The Family Business?

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Botas audaces para pies diferentes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£623,163 (United Kingdom), 9 October 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,529, 16 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,819,454, 30 July 2006
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Trivia

There are two glimpses of The Boot's "Arm Wrestling Champion Board" during the scene with Don (played by Nick Frost) and Lola (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor). During the longer shot at 1:05:55, you can see the records from 1993 to 1999, which include names of many people involved in British film production, including "Kinky Boots"' own Matt Gallagher (production assistant), John Miles (production accountant), and Dan Budd (first assistant accountant). See more »

Goofs

Charlie's tie changes position during the sequence where he lays off the workers. There is one cut in the sequence where his tie is neater. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lola's Dad: Come on. Come on, you stupid boy!
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Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Be Evil
(1953)
Written by Raymond Taylor, Lester Judson
Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Kinky Boots Factory is in fact STILL OPEN
29 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Actually they remain open for business the following was taken directly from their website at 10:30cst on 11-29-2006. Please remember they are a manufacturer of "kinky" products so 18 or over only please.

www.divine.co.uk

The Kinky Boot Factory now famous for the film " KINKY BOOTS" and also for the BBC TV programme " TROUBLE AT THE TOP " is an English based company from Northamptonshire with over a 115 years of trading history in the footwear industry, we carry over 2,500 pairs of footwear in stock in sizes ladies 3 up to men's size 13,a vast majority of these are Made In England by traditional craftsmen to a high quality from hand picked materials and our clothing ranges are also mainly made in the UK and again we have a vast stock.

It was with great pleasure that we have been involved in the making of the film " KINKY BOOTS" as the actual story was based on our movement into the erotic footwear scene also having been featured on many television programs such as, "Trouble At The Top", "Trisha", "Esther", "Men And Motors" and many other programs, we pride our selves in trying to give our customers value for money and customer service, advice and help in all aspects of their purchases.


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