Boys Don't Cry

A true story about finding the courage to be yourself.

Boys Don't Cry (1999)


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

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Boys Don't Cry Vodly
Vodly Score: 7.5/10 from 562 votes
Release Date: 1999-09-02
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $11,540,607
Production Companies : IFC Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Independent Film Channel Productions, Killer Films, Hart-Sharp Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America


Hilary Swank
as Brandon Teena
Chloë Sevigny
as Lana M. Tisdel
Peter Sarsgaard
as John Lotter
Brendan Sexton III
as Marvin "Tom" Nissen
Alicia Goranson
as Candace
Alison Folland
as Kate Lotter
Jeannetta Arnette
as Linda Tisdel
Rob Campbell
as Brian
Matt McGrath
as Lonny
Cheyenne Rushing
as Nicole
Robert Prentiss
as Trucker
Josh Ridgway
as Kwik Stop Cashier
Craig Erickson
as Trucker in Kwik Stop
Stephanie Sechrist
as April
Jerry Haynes
as Judge
Lou Perryman
as Sheriff Charles B. Laux
Lisa Renee Wilson
as Pam
Jackson D. Kane
as Sam Phillips
Joseph Gibson
as Tom
Michael Tripp
as Nerdy Teen
Shana McClendon
as Girl in Car
Libby Villari
as Nurse
Paige Carl Griggs
as Dave (Deputy)
Gail Cronauer
as Clerk


Directing Kimberly Peirce Director
Writing Kimberly Peirce Author
Writing Andy Bienen Author
Production John Hart Producer
Production Eva Kolodner Producer
Production Christine Vachon Producer
Sound Nathan Larson Original Music Composer
Camera Jim Denault Director of Photography
Editing Tracy Granger Editor
Editing Lee Percy Editor
Art Michael Shaw Production Design
Production Jeffrey Sharp Producer
Production Jill Footlick Line Producer
Production Jon Marcus Line Producer
Production Brad Simpson Producer
Production Morton Swinsky Producer
Production Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Production Pamela Koffler Executive Producer
Production Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Production John Sloss Executive Producer
Production Kerry Barden Casting
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Production Jennifer McNamara Casting
Art Shawn Carroll Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Victoria Farrell Costume Design

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