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Transamerica ()


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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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Voice Coach
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Bree
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Dr. Spikowsky
Maurice Orozco ...
Fernando
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Margaret
Craig Bockhorn ...
Sergeant
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New York City Cop
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Toby
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Alex
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Arletty
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Bobby Jensen
Kate Bayley ...
Tennessee Waitress
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Taylor
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Little Girl
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Taylor's Father
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Mary Ellen
Kelly O'Donnell ...
Kelly
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Calpernia
Sandi Alexander ...
Sandi
Melissa Sklarz ...
Melissa
Felicia Kittles ...
Felicia
David Harrison ...
David
Lynn Laurino ...
Lady in Pink
Forrie J. Smith ...
Sammy (as Forrie Smith)
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Hitchhiker
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Calvin
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Elizabeth
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Murray
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Sydney
Elayne Stein ...
Phoenix Lady
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Phoenix Cop
Burton Ellis ...
Male Nurse (as Burton Elias)
Cecy ...
Filipino Nurse
Matt Young ...
Wayne
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Mrs. Swallow (as Barbara Hubbard Barron)
Steve Hurwitz ...
Harvey
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John
Lou Lou ...
Gas Station Dog
Zero T. Poodle ...
Lucky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wesley Norton ...
Trucker (uncredited)
David Sotelo ...
Man in Truck (uncredited)

Directed by

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Duncan Tucker ... (directed by)

Written by

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Duncan Tucker ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rene Bastian ... producer (produced by) (as René Bastian)
Sebastian Dungan ... producer (produced by)
William H. Macy ... executive producer
Linda Moran ... producer (produced by)
Lucy Sumner ... associate producer (as Lucy Cooper) / line producer (as Lucy Cooper)

Music by

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David Mansfield ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Stephen Kazmierski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pam Wise

Editorial Department

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Ed Beyer ... film timer (as Ed Beyers)
Joe Monge ... technical supervisor: Duart
John Rehberger ... on-line editor: Duart
Mara Safransky ... assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov ... colorist: Duart (as Jane Tolmachov)

Casting By

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Eve Battaglia ... (casting)

Production Design by

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Mark White

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Scoppa ... (as Lisa Crivelli Scoppa)

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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Lynn Campbell ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Jason Hayes ... wig designer: Felicity Huffman, Hot House Flowers Beauty Services
Gerard Kelly ... wig designer: Felicity Huffman, Hot House Flowers Beauty Services
Heidi Kulow ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Celia Hallquist ... production manager: Los Angeles
Elinyisia Mosha ... production manager
Karen O'Toole ... production manager: Arizona

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Blazina ... additional second assistant director
Lauren Guilmartin ... second assistant director
Urs Hirschbiegel ... first assistant director
Sebastian Mazzola ... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Justin Ritson ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Pastor Alvarado III ... prop assistant
Kat Donahue ... set dresser: New York
Neil Driscoll Jr. ... leadman: New York
Jeff Everett ... art director: Los Angeles
Sam Gutierrez ... leadman: Arizona (as Samuel Gutierrez)
Duke Scoppa ... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Todd M. Serkland ... set dresser: Arizona
Emily Gaunt ... scenic (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Carlie Bergman ... adr assistant / foley assistant
Louis Bertini ... supervising sound editor
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Laura Congleton ... assistant sound editor
David Diamond ... sound mixer: Los Angeles (as Dave Diamond)
Chris Fondulas ... boom operator: New York (as Christopher Fondulas)
Katherine Gordon Miller ... assistant sound editor
Douglas Murray ... adr mixer (as Doug Murray) / foley mixer (as Doug Murray)
Chris Rich ... sound facility supervisor (as Christopher Rich)
Griffin Richardson ... sound recordist
Gabriel Sanders ... boom operator: Arizona
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer
David Corcoran ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Markus Janner ... opticals: Duart Digital
Jennifer Russomanno ... opticals: Duart Digital
Keith Yurevitz ... opticals: Duart Digital
Charlie Kirby ... MTI artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Camarda ... director of photography: Los Angeles
Jay Coolidge ... second assistant camera: Arizona
Marialuisa Ernst ... lighting technician (as Marialuisa Ramirez)
Ricardo Fernandes ... camera production assistant
Ryan Hill ... gaffer: Los Angeles
Bob Izzo ... key grip
Denisse Kindl ... camera loader: Los Angeles (as Denise Kindl)
Josh Madera ... key grip: Los Angeles
Jim Mickle ... best boy grip
Jessica Miglio ... still photographer: New York
Laura Nespola ... second assistant camera: New York
Doug Oh ... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Joseph Paolini ... third grip
Eddie Rodriguez ... first assistant camera
R. Samul ... swing
Steve Siddell ... best boy electric
Jason Velez ... gaffer
Rafael Winer ... still photographer: New York & Arizona

Casting Department

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Gay Gilbert ... casting: Arizona, Producers Network
Gil Kruger ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Erika Munro ... wardrobe supervisor
Tara Wise ... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michele Baker ... location manager
David Bianchi ... assistant location manager: Arizona
Scott Ferlisi ... location scout: New York
Marcy McKenzie ... assistant location manager: New York
Lauren Fritz ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Doug Bernheim ... music supervisor
Katie Bull ... vocal coach: Felicity Huffman
Danny Kirsic ... composer: additional music
David Mansfield ... musician

Transportation Department

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Tony Diaz ... driver: grip/electrician truck
George Swinney ... driver: production trailer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Roni Armstrong ... craft service: Verna's Viddles
Kate Bayley ... assistant: Felicity Huffman
Kathryn Blacker ... set production assistant
Matthew Braman ... set production assistant
Emerson Bruns ... production counsel (as Emerson E. Bruns)
Federico Brusilovsky ... key production assistant: Arizona
Blake Davis ... set production assistant
Sharif Davis ... set production assistant
Jason Dorris ... additional production assistant
Rebecca Fulton ... script supervisor
Christoper Gerrit ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Christopher Gerrit)
Bret A. Haines ... set production assistant
Verna Hampton ... craft service: Verna's Viddles
Ryan Horrigan ... set production assistant
Greg Houston ... production assistant
Sondra James ... loop group coordinator
Markus Janner ... title designer: Duart Digital
Theis Jessen ... assistant to producers
Nathan Kappel ... additional production assistant (as Nathaniel Kappel)
Todd Kruger ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Jesse Lehrhoff ... set production assistant
Marlon Marcelle ... production assistant
Dominic Mazzola ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Danielle Motti ... office production assistant
Chad Nicholson ... set production assistant (as Chad Richard Nicholson)
Shane O'Dell ... office manager
Jason Perez ... set production assistant
Rachel Richwine ... production intern
Camilla Rubis ... production intern
Jennifer Russomanno ... title designer: Duart Digital
Katie Scholz ... set production assistant
Gwen Schroeder ... assistant production office coordinator (as Gwen Schmitt)
Michael Sledd ... production coordinator
Sally Steele ... publicist
Cordelia Stephens ... clearances / product placement
Jesse Toledano ... key production assistant: New York
Jeremy Walker ... unit publicist
Kristel Wedin ... set production assistant
Harry White ... Head of Sales
Tara Wise ... additional production assistant (as Tara R. Wise)
Keith Yurevitz ... title designer: Duart Digital
Blanca Camacho ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Blake Davis ... production coordinator: second unit (uncredited)
Dan O'Meara ... sales representative (uncredited)
Gladys Perez ... adr loop group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lawrence Blume ... special thanks
Brian David Cange ... special thanks
Marília Pêra ... special thanks (as Marila Pera)
Laila Robins ... special thanks
Barbara Sukowa ... special thanks (as Barbara Sukova)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 of becoming a porn actor and reconnecting with his biological father. As Bree and Toby take their trans-American journey which includes some interesting encounters along the way, Bree has to decide what is best for Toby while having the foremost goal of making it back to Los Angeles for the scheduled surgery. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Life is more than the sum of its parts. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Transamérica (Spain)
  • Transamerika (Serbia)
  • Трансамерика (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Transamérica (Argentina)
  • Трансамерика (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,452,303, 05 Mar 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $15,151,744

Did You Know?

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Trivia Felicity Huffman had to stay in character all day, while shooting. This included having to keep Bree's voice on so that she wouldn't lose it. If she turned it "off" she would lose the voice. See more »
Goofs Bree is on hormones up until the day of her surgery. In reality, estrogen can't be taken for several weeks beforehand because it increases the risk of blood clots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Meditation See more »
Crazy Credits For all people of trans experience, For all people of any experience, and For my family. See more »
Quotes Bree Osbourne: My body may be a work-in-progress, but there is nothing wrong with my soul.
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