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The first film by Duncan Tucker, Transamerica stars Felicity Huffman as a pre-operative transsexual named Bree (whose given name was Stanley). One week before going under the knife, Bree learns that she fathered a boy who is now 17 and is in trouble with the law. Bree would like to ignore this information, but is forced to meet the young man, Toby (played by Kevin Zegers), by her analyst Margaret (Elizabeth Peña), who will not allow the surgery to happen unless Bree meets him and confronts this aspect of her past. Upon meeting, the son believes that Bree is simply a do-gooder. She buys a car and the two road-trip back to her home in Los Angeles, Bree all the while attempting to keep from Toby the truth of the situation. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 2, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Phoenix Film Critics Association Dolly Parton Best Original Song 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dolly Parton Best Original Song 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Dolly Parton Best Song 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dolly Parton Best Song 2005 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Duncan Tucker Best First Screenplay 2005 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Duncan Tucker Best First Feature 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Felicity Huffman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2005 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Winner
National Board of Review Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Felicity Huffman Best Actress 2005 Nominee

Cast

Felicity Huffman
as Bree
Kevin Zegers
as Toby
Fionnula Flanagan
as Elizabeth
Elizabeth Peña
as Margaret
Graham Greene
as Calvin
Burt Young
as Murray
Carrie Preston
as Sydney
Venida Evans
as Arletty
Jon Budinoff
as Alex
Raynor Scheine
as Bobby Jensen
Grant Monohon
as Hitchhiker
Bianca Leigh
as Mary Ellen
Danny Burstein
as Dr. Spikowsky
Craig Bockhorn
as Police Sergeant
Andrea James
as Voice Coach
Maurice Orozco
as Fernando
Paul Borghese
as NYC Cop
Kate Bayley
as Tennessee Waitress
Stella Maeve
as Taylor
Teala Dunn
as Little Girl
Jim Frangione
as Taylor's Father
Kelly O'Connell
as Kelly
Calpernia Addams
as Calpernia
Sandi Alexander
as Sandi
Melissa Sklarz
as Melissa
Felicia Kittles
as Felicia
Elayne Stein
as Phoenix Lady
Amy Povich
as Phoenix Cop
Burton Elias
as Male Nurse
Cecy
as Filipino Nurse
Lou Lou
as Gas Station Dog
Melissa Sklarz
as Melissa
Grant Monohon
as Hitchhiker
Lou Lou
as Gas Station Dog
Stella Maeve
as Taylor
Jim Frangione
as Taylor's Father
Cecy
as Filipino Nurse
Maurice Orozco
as Fernando
Felicia Kittles
as Felicia
Amy Povich
as Phoenix Cop
Venida Evans
as Arletty
Kate Bayley
as Tennessee Waitress
Craig Bockhorn
as Police Sergeant
Paul Borghese
as NYC Cop
Jon Budinoff
as Alex
Burton Elias
as Male Nurse
Calpernia Addams
as Calpernia
Raynor Scheine
as Bobby Jensen
Danny Burstein
as Dr. Spikowsky
Elayne Stein
as Phoenix Lady
Bianca Leigh
as Mary Ellen
Kelly O'Connell
as Kelly
Sandi Alexander
as Sandi
Teala Dunn
as Little Girl
Andrea James
as Voice Coach

Crew

Duncan Tucker
Director
Sebastian Dungan
Producer
Rene Bastain
Producer
Linda Moran
Producer
Duncan Tucker
Screenwriter
Stephen Kazmierski
Cinematographer
Dolly Parton
Songwriter
Doug Bernheim
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Mansfield
Composer (Music Score)
Pam Wise
Editor
Mark White
Production Designer
Lucy Cooper
Associate Producer
William H. Macy
Executive Producer
Daniel Glicker
Costume Designer
Urs Hirschbiegel
First Assistant Director
Dolly Parton
Singer
Elinyisia Mosha
Production Manager
Eve Battaglia
Casting
David Mansfield
Musical Performer
Louis Bertini
Supervising Sound Editor
Griffin Richardson
Sound Recordist
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