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By Hook or by Crook (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 June 2001 (USA)
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By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »

Directors:

Harry Dodge (as Harriet Dodge), Silas Howard

Writers:

Harry Dodge (as Harriet Dodge), Silas Howard | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Silas Howard ... Shy
Harry Dodge Harry Dodge ... Valentine
Stanya Kahn Stanya Kahn ... Billie
Carina Gia Carina Gia ... Isabelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Cotner ... Attacker
Joan Jett ... News Interviewee
Kris Kovic Kris Kovic ... Crazy Nut in Park
Maia Lorian ... Parasol Girl
Tina Marie Murray ... Ms. Red
Aldo Pisano Aldo Pisano ... Driver
Nancy Stone ... Waitress
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By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (a transgender man), who leaves his small town after the death of his father, and heads to the big city to live a life of crime. Along the way, he encounters Valentine, a quirky adoptee, in search of his birth mother. An immediate kinship is sparked between these men and they become partners in crime. Suffering money troubles, emotional problems, and physical confrontations, the duo face their issues head on and learn to trust each other and support each other in pursuit of their goals. Written by azr

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Quotes

Kid: Are you a girl or a boy?
Shy: Both.
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Crazy Credits

The film is "dedicated to Kovic." (Kris), who also plays the part of the "old man in park." See more »

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Featured in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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Ode To Caroline
Written by Corner Tour
Performed by Corner Tour
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fairly impressive debut
20 June 2003 | by indietrashSee all my reviews

I didn't go out of my way to see this one but I found myself surprised at how interested I was in these characters. I found them very believable.

I suppose some sections may have appeared creaky or stiff. But those of us who are fans of indies, well, every now & then it's worth it to wait out the imperfect stuff.

My favorite parts of the movie were times in which not too much was going on - when the characters were just hangin' out talkin' well, trash.

I found at least one of Val's crazy musings fairly thought provoking.

And I was really impressed with how they decided to go with Sly's attempt to hold up a convenience store toward the end of the movie. That seemed -very- believable.

I dunno..I wish I could hang out with these two more. One hopes for further adventures...

More than anything tho, I was just glad they found each other. They make one hell of a team.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$1,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,802
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