Release Date
31 Mar 2000
MPAA Rating
R
Runtime
118 min
Genres
Biography, Crime, Drama

Boys Don’t Cry

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart.

Director

Kimberly Peirce

Writers

Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen

Cast

Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

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