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Kinky Boots (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 26 May 2006 (USA)
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A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Director:

Julian Jarrold
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Charlie
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Lola
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Lauren
Jemima Rooper ... Nicola
Nick Frost ... Don
Linda Bassett ... Melanie
Robert Pugh ... Harold Price
Ewan Hooper ... George
Stephen Marcus ... Big Mike
Mona Hammond Mona Hammond ... Pat
Kellie Bright ... Jeannie
Joanna Scanlan ... Trish
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Richard Bailey
Leo Bill ... Harry Sampson
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Mrs. Cobb
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Storyline

Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only to learn that Price and Sons Shoes is failing. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charles has a chance encounter with the flamboyant drag queen cabaret singer, Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work combined with one of Charles' ex-employees, Lauren, leads to a suggestion to change the product to create a desperate chance to save the business: make men's fetish footwear. Lola is convinced to be their footwear designer and the transition begins. Now this disparate lot must struggle at this unorthodox idea while dealing with both the prejudice of the staff, Lola's discomfort in the small town and the selfish manipulation of Charles' greedy fiance who cannot see the greater good in Charles' dream. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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How Far Would You Go To Save The Family Business?

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Inspired by the true story of a traditional English men's footwear factory in Northamptonshire which turned to production of kinky boots for transvestites in order to save the ailing family business and safeguard the jobs of the local community. See more »

Goofs

The voice mail Charlie leaves Lola in Milan goes "Lola, when you pick this up it's Charlie from Northampton" But when she plays it for Charlie, and Lauren after the cat-walk it goes "Lola, it's Charlie from Northampton". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lola's Dad: Come on. Come on, you stupid boy!
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Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: How Lisa Got Her Marge Back (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean
(pub. 1881)
Performed by Louis Jarrold
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User Reviews

 
The most fun was my husband ordering tickets - 2 Kinky Boots Please
17 May 2006 | by barsaunSee all my reviews

I enjoyed everything about this movie. It was warm, funny and intellectual without forcing an opinion or preaching. I found the characters rich and likable (except the Fiancé - but you weren't supposed to like her). My husband is a very "straight" man - and he laughed as hard and enjoyed the film so much he ordered the soundtrack on Amazon as soon as we got home.

We particularly liked when it was clear that Charlie and Lola were both as good a man as their fathers - if not better. We found Lola likable no matter which way he/she was dressed and loved Lola's challenge of Don - Change your mind about someone

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Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,529, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$1,822,428

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,950,133
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