R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Hilary Swank was paid about US$3000 for her role, her fee was so low she couldn't afford insurance.
Shut up, you fucking pervert. Are you a girl or are you not? ARE YOU A GIRL OR ARE YOU NOT?
Tom Nissen: There's an easy way to fix this problem.
Brandon: Fuck you! You stay the fuck away from me!
Tom Nissen: Oh, you wanna fight?
The "Dustless Highway" is shown in the movie as a dirt road where all this dust covers the cars as they drive. In fact, the "Dustless Highway" is a paved county road.
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The USA version originally garnered an NC-17 from the MPAA. The film was cut and re-rated R. The European version reportedly is uncut.
$73,720 (USA) (10 October 1999)
$11,533,945 (USA) (21 May 2000)