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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.

Director:

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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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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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soldier's Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The actual bar that Calpernia worked at was the Connection complex in Nashville Tennessee. Although the location is no longer there the building still is located on Cowan Street. See more »

Goofs

During the first scene in the nightclub, when Calpernia leans backwards over the table, the prosthetic breast appliance worn by Lee Pace visibly puckers and separates twice. 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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Justin Fisher was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison for obstruction of justice and providing alcohol to a minor. He will be eligible for parole in three years. See more »

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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Turn It Round
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Molly Pasutti
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Very powerful moving film that made me sad and glad at the same time
21 March 2004 | by badgrrlkaneSee all my reviews

First off congrats to the wonderful Troy Garity and to Lee pace ( Especially Lee Pace) for really doing a film where both of these actors will be noticed for more film roles in the future and I was very glad to see at this years Emmy Awards that they weren't forgotten at least as nominees though Lee Pace definatley deserved an award for playing a throughly convincing transsexual. Also kudos to Shawn Hatosy for playing a very sexually repressed moron who if he'd have just accepted his own blossoming homosexual feelings the real Mr Winchell would still be here today. I apperciate this movie on so many levels from it showing how this nations military policy of " Don't ask Don't tell" is absolute BS, to how society at large and including our own president feels about the love bewteen 2 people of the same sex. And it shows just how judgemental society is tworads especially the transgendered society in todays world. The ending as shocking as it it is is just as brutal as the story of the late Teena Brandon as her story was depicted in the equally great film Boy's Don't Cry. If you have Showtime watch this film when they replay it or go to your local video store and rent the VHS or DVD of this phenominal film. Redencks and Homophobes steer clean of thsi movie. I wouldn't want you to get your jollies off watching a kind and sincere person die for loving someone who was just as kind but confused about their sexuality. ***** out of *****


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