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Kinky Boots (2005)

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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

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?

Genres:

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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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

When the train goes through the station labeled Northampton at the beginning of the film, it's not the real Northampton station. 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

In These Shoes
(1999)
Written by Kirsty MacColl, Pete Glenister, Willie Bobo (as Willie 'Bobo' Correa),
Melvin Lastie
Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor in a medley
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Kinky Boots Factory is in fact STILL OPEN
29 November 2006 | by jgharris1See all my reviews

Actually they remain open for business the following was taken directly from their website at 10:30cst on 11-29-2006. Please remember they are a manufacturer of "kinky" products so 18 or over only please.

www.divine.co.uk

The Kinky Boot Factory now famous for the film " KINKY BOOTS" and also for the BBC TV programme " TROUBLE AT THE TOP " is an English based company from Northamptonshire with over a 115 years of trading history in the footwear industry, we carry over 2,500 pairs of footwear in stock in sizes ladies 3 up to men's size 13,a vast majority of these are Made In England by traditional craftsmen to a high quality from hand picked materials and our clothing ranges are also mainly made in the UK and again we have a vast stock.

It was with great pleasure that we have been involved in the making of the film " KINKY BOOTS" as the actual story was based on our movement into the erotic footwear scene also having been featured on many television programs such as, "Trouble At The Top", "Trisha", "Esther", "Men And Motors" and many other programs, we pride our selves in trying to give our customers value for money and customer service, advice and help in all aspects of their purchases.


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