Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

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Corrected entry: During the birthday party scene, Brandon's clothes change back and forth - from a black, buttoned shirt to a black sweatshirt with Nebraska written on the front.

Correction: This isn't a mistake. Brandon gets the sweatshirt as a gift. He puts it on because they want to show the audience that all the gifts have been opened and that it's later in the evening.

Corrected entry: After John throws everyone out of the car, Lana is sitting up front beside him. After they have started to pull out, they stop and Lana calls to Kate to tell her to get in the car. When she's yelling at Kate she is sitting in the back, behind John.

Correction: Lana is not behind John, she is sitting next to him, but she leans over and calls out the driver's window.

Revealing mistake: The morning after Brandon is killed Lana wakes up with her head resting on Brandon's waist and you can clearly see his hip heaving as he breathes.

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Lana: I hate my life.
Brandon: I hate your life, too.

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Trivia: In the film, Brandon escapes from John and Tom after being run roughshod by them. In actual life, John and Tom let her go after the beating, but with a stern warning not to go to the police. Brandon nevertheless went and reported the crime.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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Question: Why does Lana at the end of the movie call Brandon "Teena"?

Answer: Brandon's birth name is Teena Tenae Brandon. When Teena decided to become a man, he reversed his first and last name to become Brandon Teena. Lana may have continued to call him Teena as a form of "I know the real you" familiarity "pet name".


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