Boys Don't Cry

1999, Gay & lesbian/Biography, 1h 59m

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Harrowing yet stirring, Boys Don't Cry powerfully commemorates the life -- and brutally unjust death -- of transgender teen Brandon Teena. Read critic reviews

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Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana (Chloë Sevigny), an aspiring singer, and begins to plan for their future together. But when her ex-convict friends, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III), learn Brandon's secret, things change very quickly.

Cast & Crew

Hilary Swank
Teena Brandon, Brandon Teena
Jeannetta Arnette
Lana's Mom (as Jeannetta Arnette)
Jill Footlick
Line Producer
John Hart
Producer
Caroline Kaplan
Executive Producer
Pamela Koffler
Executive Producer
Jon Marcus
Line Producer
Jonathan Sehring
Executive Producer
Brad Simpson
Associate Producer
John Sloss
Executive Producer
Nathan Larson
Original Music
Jim Denault
Cinematographer
Tracy Granger
Film Editor
Lee Percy
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