- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: February 7, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Fox Searchlight
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Kimberly Peirce - Director
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1999 -
Best Actress: Hilary Swank
"...Compelling and relevant....[A] devastatingly powerful tale..."
Rolling Stone - 01/20/2000
Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...Hilary Swank's sensational performance is unique and unforgettable..."
Premiere - 05/01/2000
"...Carefully crafted and quite moving....Swank is truly worthy of all the awards..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...An effective and emotionally powerful movie....Hilary Swank is superb..."
USA Today - 10/08/1999
"...[Swank's] performance quickly takes off on a life of its own. The actor/role synergy ratchets up a movie that's already working to startling heights..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/1999
"...Unflinching, uncompromising, made with complete conviction and rare skill....A passionate story about the price of dreams..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/22/1999
"...One of the best films of the year..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...It's Hilary Swank who truly amazes..."
Kimberly Peirce's directorial debut tells the gut-wrenching true story of Teena Brandon, a Midwestern female who disguised herself as a man. Relocating to Falls City, Nebraska, from Lincoln, she managed to convince her newfound group of friends that she was Brandon Teena. The film treats these events with a painful objectivism, as Brandon's relationships with her friends John, Tom, Kate, Candace, and Lana unfold toward their inevitably horrific conclusion. A shining example of independent filmmaking at its most impassioned.
- Hilary Swank appeared in the short film THE AUDITION with her husband, Chad Lowe, who also wrote and directed it.