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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ... See full summary »

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Hank / Henrietta
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Joan Cole
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Hartley Cole
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Jessica Cole
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Grandmother Cole
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Grandfather Cole
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In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for California, and his mother takes him back to England. Jump ahead eight months, Sebastian is back in New York, knocking on Hank's door. Hank (now Henrietta, although all the surgeries aren't complete) takes Sebastian in and is his rock over the next few months of high school. Sebastian's "adventures" are mostly self-destructive. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and crude sexual references, and for some substance abuse | See all certifications »
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$12,598 (USA) (6 August 1999)

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$100,041 (USA) (15 October 1999)
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John Shea and Margaret Colin also play a divorced couple in Gossip Girl. See more »

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The movie that Sebastian and his date go to see is The Mangler. But the film takes place in the mid-1980s and The Mangler was released in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Wayne: Why do you want to get out early anyway? What are you going to do with yourself?
Sebastian Cole: Well, get a haircut, pay taxes, die.
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Banana in My Cabana (I Wanna Put My)
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Performed by Coati Mundi featuring Ginger and Susan
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What is high school REALLY like?
9 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A comical and realistic view of the real world of high school without all that American Pie/She's All That crap about just capitalizing off of what kids WISHED their high school life was like. This truly was a movie that had everything in it: great wit, great drama, a great plot, great music, and great acting. If the distributor had only allowed it to more theaters, it would have surely been more of a success as most people HEARD it was good, but were not able to see it since it was only released in a few places for a few days. Kudos to Tod Williams.


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