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Transamerica (2005)

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A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Voice Coach
... Bree
... Dr. Spikowsky
Maurice Orozco ... Fernando
... Margaret
Craig Bockhorn ... Sergeant
... New York City Cop
... Toby
... Alex
... Arletty
... Bobby Jensen
Kate Bayley ... Tennessee Waitress
... Taylor
... Little Girl
... Taylor's Father
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Southern Californian Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally received the news for which she has been waiting: she has been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery. But before Margaret, her therapist, will allow her to go through with the surgery scheduled in a week's time, Bree has to deal with an unresolved problem from her past. Bree gets a telephone call from a seventeen year old man named Toby Wilkins, who is looking for Stanley, his biological father. Toby is in a New York jail, having been supporting himself by petty crime and hustling. Stanley/Bree knew nothing about Toby before the telephone call. Toby apparently is all alone in the world, with his mother having committed suicide and being estranged from his stepfather in Tennessee. Masquerading as a Christian social worker, Bree, not telling him either of her true identity or her transgender status, bails Toby out of jail and tells him she will take him to Los Angeles, where Toby has aspirations ... Written by Huggo

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Life is more than the sum of its parts. See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Bac Films [France] | Official site

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Transamerika  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,908, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$9,015,303, 1 June 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,151,744
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Trivia

Felicity Huffman had to finish shooting her scenes earlier than scheduled when she secured a role on Desperate Housewives (2004). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, the plate being used as an ashtray changes position, and the amount of ash fluctuates on almost every shot See more »

Quotes

[Bree gestures at heart, crying]
Bree Osbourne: It hurts.
Margaret: Oh, honey, that's what hearts do.
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Crazy Credits

For all people of trans experience, For all people of any experience, and For my family. See more »

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Featured in 'Transamerica': Felicity Becomes Bree (2007) See more »

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He Will Carry You Through
Written by Howard McCrary and Kitra White
Performed by Howard McCrary and Kitra White
Published by Red Engine Music (ASCAP) / Revision West (BMI)
Courtesy of MasterSource Music Catalog, Inc.
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A REALLY good film. Its about humanity and bonding and people being themselves.
28 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was excited to be involved in a film concerning trans-gendering. I was particularly happy about the exquisite care taken by the writer/director, Duncan Tucker, and the stars Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zeger to NOT trivialize or titillate the issue. A very good film. The humor and relevance of this film seems, to me, to be self-explanatory in this global and interactive world. I think this film could be educational, entertaining and a calming influence in a world that is increasingly diverse.

As far as production values, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the film did not look "low budget". The settings, cinematography, acting and directing was as professional as anything I've EVER seen. Very Good Job by all involved. KUDOS!!!!


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