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TRANSAMERICA


Year: 2005
USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Pena, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Venida Evans, Jon Budinoff, Raynor Scheine, Grant Monohon, Bianca Leigh, Danny Burstein, Craig Bockhorn, Andrea Jame, Maurice Orozco, Paul Borghese, Kate Bayley, Stella Maeve, Teala Dunn, Jim Frangione, Kelly O'Connell, Calpernia Addams, Sandi Alexander, Melissa Sklarz, Felicia Kittles, David Harrison, Forrie Smith, Elayne Stein, Amy Povich, Burton Elias, Cecy, Matt Young, Barbara Hubbard Barron, Lou Lou, T Poodle
Director: Duncan Tucker
Country: USA
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content, nudity, language and drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex references
USA Release Date: 20 January 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 16 December 2005 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 2 December 2005 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 24 March 2006


Synopsis

Bree (Felicity Huffman), a highly educated transsexual woman who passes as a G.G. (a genetic girl), lives in a poor section of Los Angeles, working two jobs to save money for her final sexual reassignment surgery. When she receives a phone call from Toby (Kevin Zegers), a jailed teenage runaway looking for his father, she's shocked to discover that a fumbling heterosexual encounter during her life as a man resulted in a son. Bree's instinct is to turn her back on the past but her therapist insists she must confront it, withholding legal permission for Bree's final operation until she has met the boy.

Bree grudgingly dips into her precious operation fund and flies to New York to bail Toby out of jail. Released to her without explanation, Toby assumes from Bree's conservative appearance that she's a Christian missionary who rescues street people by converting them to Jesus. Bree lets this misconception stand. When she learns that the grubby, dishevelled Toby intends to skip bail and hitchhike to L.A. to break into X-rated videos and search for his real father, Bree panics. She doesn't want him to interfere with her plans for a safe, quiet new life. She offers him a ride across country, secretly plotting to abandon him with the stepfather he ran away from. Toby accepts her offer, accustomed to adults offering him favors in exchange for sex.

As each lies to and manipulates the other, Bree and Toby find themselves travelling across the heartland of a continent on an unexpected journey-TRANSAMERICA.

TRANSAMERICA is written and directed by Duncan Tucker. The film is produced by Linda Moran and Rene Bastian of Belladonna Productions and by Sebastian Dungan. William H. Macy serves as executive producer. TransAmerica stars Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene and Elizabeth Pena.










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