Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

  1. Kimberly Peirce

    Author, Director

  2. Andy Bienen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    Brandon Teena

  2. Chloë Sevigny

    Chloë Sevigny

    Lana Tisdel

  3. Peter Sarsgaard

    Peter Sarsgaard

    John Lotter

  4. Brendan Sexton III

    Brendan Sexton III

    Tom Nissen

  5. Alicia Goranson

    Alicia Goranson


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Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry


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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 2, 1999


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $11,540,607.00

Homepage http://www.foxsearchlight.com/boysdontcry/



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