Boys Don't Cry

Synopsis: 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(s): Kimberly Peirce
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 37 nominations.
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118 min

Candace, it's 70 miles away.

I don't care. I mean, the night

is young and... and I am a mess, so...


Are we there yet?

It's just up ahead... unless you wanna stop

at a roadhouse and get in another fight.

I don't know where the f*ck I am.

Falls City?

What are you doin' down there?

That's not even on the map.

Oh, f*ck!

Lonny, my life is a fuckin' nightmare.

I got this big court date next week

and I don't got anywhere to stay.

If I don't make it, I'm fucked.

Can I just stay at your house?

- What about those doctors?

- I went.

It's insane. You gotta see shrinks,

shoot hormones up your butt,

and it costs a fuckin' fortune. I'll be

an old man before I get that kinda money.

You gotta do somethin'.

You can't just keep runnin',

because you'll end up in jail.

For ever.

You really think I can do it?

You're the butch.

Now come straight to my house.

No stoppin' in bars, no stealin'...

- And no more girls.

- No more girls.

- No more girls.

- Hey, handsome.

- Sleep all right?

- Yeah.


I remember.

- This is Cody.

- Cody.

Wow! Beautiful.

You still broodin' over your fiance?


Oh. It's a real long story.

God, you're really good with kids.

Yeah... I got one of my own.

Hey, Brandon! Good news.

- I got you a ride.

- All right!

- He's goin' to Lincoln later tonight.

- Oh, wow!


You suck!

- Hey, champ!

- Hey!

Tom only dates girls

with a little butt and a long crack,

right up to the small of the back.

That's how he picks 'em.

Tom likes 'em coyote ugly.

You know coyote ugly?

I'm all over some booty!

Thank you.

- Looks like you're ridin' with Ted Bundy.

- Shut up, John. He looks fine, right?

Yeah, just like family.

- Speakin' of.

- Hey, where's Lana?

We were gonna go on, but she wandered off.

You got time to stick around, right?

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Kimberly Peirce

Kimberly Ane Peirce (born September 8, 1967) is an American feature film director, best known for her debut feature film, Boys Don't Cry (1999). Her second feature, Stop-Loss, was released by Paramount Pictures in 2008. Her most recent feature film, Carrie, was released on October 18, 2013. more…

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