Transamerica (2005)

Transamerica
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Urban
Keywords fatherhood, gay, teen, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Felicity Huffman Actor Bree 1 1000001
Kevin Zegers Actor Toby 1 1000002
Fionnula Flanagan Actor Elizabeth 1 1000003
Elizabeth Peña Actor Margaret 1 1000004
Graham Greene Actor Calvin 1 1000005
Burt Young Actor Murray 1 1000006
Carrie Preston Actor Sydney 1 1000007
Venita Evans Actor Arletty 1 1000008
Jon Budinoff Actor Alex 1 1000009
Raynor Scheine Actor Bobby Jensen 1 1000010
Grant Monohon Actor Hitchhiker 1 1000011
Bianca Leigh Actor Mary Ellen 1 1000012
Danny Burstein Actor Dr. Spikowsky 1 1000013
Craig Bockhorn Actor Police Sergeant 1 1000014
Maurice Orozco Actor Fernando 1 1000015
Paul Borghese Actor NYC Cop 1 1000016
Kate Bayley Actor Tennessee Waitress 1 1000017
Stella Maeve Actor Taylor 1 1000018
Teala Dunn Actor Little Girl 1 1000019
Jim Frangione Actor Taylor's Father 1 1000020
Kelly O'Connell Actor Kelly 1 1000021
Calpernia Addams Actor Calpernia 1 1000022
Sandi Alexander Actor Sandi 1 1000023
Melissa Sklarz Actor Melissa 1 1000024
Felicia Kittles Actor Felicia 1 1000025
David Harrison Actor David 1 1000026
Forrie Smith Actor Sammy 1 1000027
Elayne Stein Actor Phoenix Lady 1 1000028
Amy Povich Actor Phoenix Cop 1 1000029
Burton Elias Actor Male Nurse 1 1000030
Cecy Actor Filipino Nurse 1 1000031
Matt Young Actor Wayne 1 1000032
Barbara Barron Hubbard Actor Ms. Swallow 1 1000033
Lou Lou Actor Gas Station Dog 1 1000034
Zero Poodle Actor Lucky 1 1000035
Andrea James Actor Voice Coach 1 1000036
Duncan Tucker Director n/a 2 2000001
Linda Moran Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rene Bastian Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sebastian Dungan Producer n/a 3 3000003
William Macy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Lucy Cooper Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Duncan Tucker Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Elinyisia Mosha Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Urs Hirschbiegel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Michelle Baker Location Manager n/a 193 5000003
Michael Sledd Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Stephen Kazmierski Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Pam Wise Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Mansfield Composer Music Composer and Performer 120836 8000001
Doug Bernheim Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Mark White Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Lisa Scoppa Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Eve Battaglia Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Danny Glicker Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Lynn Campbell Hair Key Hair & Make-Up 120794 13000002
Griffin Richardson Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Louis Bertini Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Lauren Guilmartin Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000001
Jeremy Walker Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Synopsis
Bree is a highly educated, conservative, transsexual woman who passes as a G.G. (a genetic girl), living in a poor section of Los Angeles and working two jobs to save money for her final sexual reassignment surgery. When she receives a phone call from Toby, a jailed teenage runaway looking for his father, she's shocked to discover that a heterosexual encounter during her life as a man resulted in a son. Bree wants no part of Toby, but her therapist insists she must confront her past, and withholds legal permission for Bree's final operation until she has met the boy. Bee grudgingly dips into her precious operation fund and flies to New York to bail Toby out of jail. Released to her without explanation, Toby assumes from Bree's conservative appearance that she's a Christian missionary who rescues street people and converts them to Jesus. Not ready for parenthood, Bree seizes her chance and encourages Toby's misconception. When she learns that the rebellious, disheveled Toby intends to skip bail and hitchhike to L.A. to break into X-rated videos and search for his real father, Bree panics. She doesn't want him to interfere with her plans for a safe, quiet new life. She offers him a ride cross-country, secretly plotting to abandon him with the stepfather he ran away from. As each lies to and manipulates the other, Bree and Toby find themselves on an unexpected and transformative journey.