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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 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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She was the only man he ever loved. See more »


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

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Trivia

The character of Ginger is played by female impersonator Tulsi Balram who would go on to become Miss Continental 1998. Her character is based on a cross between Calpernia's then roommate Chyna (Charles Tubbs) and Regine Phillips who has tried unsuccessfully to win the Miss Continental title. See more »

Goofs

In the weight room when Baker is gossiping about Winchell, Winchell is pumping weights in a continuous movement. But a shot from Winchell's perspective shows his arms down with no apparent movement. 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

Calpernia Addams has completed her sex-reassignment surgery. She now works in hospital administration in Los Angeles. See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Paul's Groove
Written by Peter Rauhofer and Paul Alexander
Performed by Sizequeen
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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English

Release Date:

31 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada See more »

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