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Soldier's Girl (2003)

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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

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Frank Pierson

Writer:

Ron Nyswaner
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Troy Garity ... Barry Winchell
Lee Pace ... Calpernia Addams
Andre Braugher ... Sergeant Carlos Diaz
Shawn Hatosy ... Justin Fisher
Philip Eddolls Philip Eddolls ... Calvin Glover
Merwin Mondesir ... Henry Millens
Dan Petronijevic ... Collin Baker (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Mike Realba ... Edgar Martinez
Jeanie Calleja ... Ashley Martinez
Barclay Hope ... Sergeant Howard Paxton
Tulsi Balram Tulsi Balram ... Ginger
Vince Corazza ... Lester
Kathryn Zenna ... Female Guard
Kent Staines ... Mistress of Ceremonies
Sofonda Sofonda ... Midnight Express
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

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True story of an unexpected love...and an unforgivable crime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, a scene of strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devojka jednog vojnika See more »

Filming Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The patch worn on the shoulder of every soldier in the film is not the patch of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The only time the actual 101st patch is shown is during the stock footage of soldiers marching across the parade ground at Ft Campbell. The patch can be seen on the large banner. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, PFC Winchell's commanding officer tosses a file to him, but he leaves without picking it up. In the next shot, he is walking up the stairs carrying the file. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mistress of Ceremonies: Ladies and gentlemen, and all of the rest of you... Welcome to the Miss Tennessee Entertainer of the Year Pageant.
[applause]
Mistress of Ceremonies: If you take a girl home tonight, and you find that her clitoris is just a touch too prominent and her ovaries are hanging really low, you might have ended up with one of our contestants.
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Crazy Credits

In memoriam Barry Winchell 1977-1999 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conversation with Calpernia (2003) See more »

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Turn It Round
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Molly Pasutti
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AN IMPORTANT LESSON ON LIFE AND LOVE!
28 January 2004 | by rcavelleroSee all my reviews

Don't watch this film unless you wanna cry. Sexy Troy Garity of Barbershop gives a powerful, stellar performance as a young soldier in the airborne infantry whom falls in love with a beautiful transsexual. The film treats their love affair as simple and normal as they face the complex emotions that the world throws at them. It's truly beautiful and a sight to behold. Because the film is based on a true story it makes it all the more painful to watch. The performances are inspiring, the screenplay is thoughtful and poignant. The only flaw the film retains is a quick ending. There is such a investement in these charachters I wish they would've took more time to show the effects of hate. It's films like these that change things. People's minds, people's hearts, people's views. It's such ashame that it was confined to television this film should be widely celebrated for it's diversity, courage and beauty. Much like it's main charachters it will never be forgotten.


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