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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

These girls get their shit together,

they're gonna do some karaoke.

Lana! Where you been?

Come on, Lana. Let's go on already.

Lana, it was your idea!

Who are you?

The lonesome Texas sun

Was settin' slow

And in the rear-view mirror

I watched it go

Shut the f*ck up!

In her golden hair

I close my eyes for a moment

I'm still there

The bluest eyes in Texas

Are hauntin' me tonight

Another town

Another hotel room

Another dream that ended way too soon

Left me lonely

Prayin' for the dawn

Searchin' for the strength to carry on

The bluest eyes in Texas

Are hauntin' me tonight

Like the stars that fill...

What the f*ck...?

You were gonna be five minutes!

- We got stuck in time warp!

- Jesus, get in the car already.

- Brandon, come with us.

- He's a psycho killer, anyways.

- Crash with me again.

- One more night, Tyson!

Come on, buddy.

Like I was sayin'...

I get to the house, you know?

My sister was totally naked

and totally on fire. Right, John?

- Tom was like "Where's my camera?"

- You saved everyone?

Oh, yeah. Tom's a big hero.

He rescued everybody. Right, dickwad?

So when they brought me in, they said "This

is the biggest fire we've seen in 50 years!"

"You're a hero, man!" And I was like "Yeah?"

And they were like "Yeah".

That's why they put me in

all them Lincoln newspapers.

- Probably seen me.

- That's cool.

- What the hell is that?

- Bumper-skiing, man.

Thank you.

Flippin' burgers. That's for squares, man.

Give me real work,

like in the oilfields or somethin'.

I wanna be a smoke jumper

out in Mount St Helens.

You know, fightin' fires,

makin' lots of money,

and then travellin' all around:

Memphis, Graceland, Tennessee...

You dick. Graceland is in Memphis

and Memphis is in Tennessee.

I know.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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