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UPC#024543001744
BIB ID#1441278
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Boys don't cry

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Publisher
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2002.
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Description
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
DVD label lists running time as 118 min.; packaging lists running time as 116 min. Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1999. Special features: audio commentary by the director; a featurette (5 min.); the original theatrical trailer; TV spots. Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III. Teena Brandon alters her appearance to appear as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. She moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under her new identity. All goes well until her new friends discover her secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.

Reviews and Notes

Music and Video Summary ->  Based on a true story, this drama was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a woman who chose to live her life as a man and suffered tragic consequences as a result. In 1993, 20-year-old Brandon (Hilary Swank) leaves Lincoln, Nebraska for the nearby community of Falls City, where she sports a crew cut, favors jeans and boots, and is regarded as a man by most of the people in town. While Brandon's friend Lonny (Matt McGrath) warns her that sexual outsiders aren't looked upon kindly in Falls City, she develops a reputation for being something of a ladies' man, and is soon living with a single mother named Candace (Alicia Goranson). But when Brandon meets teenage Lana (Chloe Sevigny), the two become romantically involved almost immediately. Brandon makes friends with Lana's mother (Jeanetta Arnette) and a burly ex-con named John (Peter Sarsgaard). John and his buddy Tom (Brendan Sexton) run with a rough group of men who like to drink and carouse, and they accept Brandon as one of their own. However, when Brandon ends up in jail on a traffic violation, her secret comes out, and, while Lana stands by Brandon's side, John and Tom feel betrayed -- and their anger soon boils over into violence. A distinguished feature debut for director Kimberly Peirce, Boys Don't Cry was enthusiastically received in its showings at 1999 film festivals in Venice, Toronto, and New York. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Central Media CenterDVDVideodisc (DVD)0228530870937Available
FlushingDVDVideodisc (DVD)0228562376076Available

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