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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.

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Charlie
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Lola
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Lauren
Nick Frost ... Don
Linda Bassett ... Melanie
Jemima Rooper ... Nicola
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

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botas audaces para pies diferentes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£623,163 (United Kingdom), 9 October 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,529, 16 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,819,454, 30 July 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Broadway producer Daryl Roth loved Kinky Boots so much she helped turn it into a Broadway musical, with music by Cyndi Lauper. The show is running in the US, and will soon be on London's West End. See more »

Goofs

Charlie's tie changes position during the sequence where he lays off the workers. There is one cut in the sequence where his tie is neater. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Girls: Beach House (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Is the Wind
(1957)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Absolutely worth your time
23 April 2006 | by tym7See all my reviews

Like The Full Monty, this is a very satisfying, and ultimately uplifting film. It's basically about two people who have seemingly nothing in common, but are actually at similar crossroads in their lives. The performances by Joel Edgerton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are great and the plotting is nicely handled. The supporting roles are just as richly played as the main ones and provide many moments of humor. While there is a lot to laugh about, the film is strongest when dealing with the characters' foibles and triumphs over them.

This is a small film with giant themes and is definitely worth your time.


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