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By Hook or by Crook (2001)

By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »

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By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (a transgender man), who leaves his small town after the death of his father, and heads to the big city to live a life of crime. Along the way, he encounters Valentine, a quirky adoptee, in search of his birth mother. An immediate kinship is sparked between these men and they become partners in crime. Suffering money troubles, emotional problems, and physical confrontations, the duo face their issues head on and learn to trust each other and support each other in pursuit of their goals. Written by azr

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 June 2001 (USA)  »

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$1,802, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

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$1,802, 27 October 2002
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Kid: Are you a girl or a boy?
Shy: Both.
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The film is "dedicated to Kovic." (Kris), who also plays the part of the "old man in park." See more »

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Courtesy of Chair Kicker's Music (BMI)
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A wonderfully innovative butch buddy movie!
5 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

By Hook or By Crook is a tremendously innovative film from a pair of immensely smart and talented filmmakers, Harry Dodge and Silas Howard. They manage to tell an original story in a distinctive cinematic style, and it's beautifully shot by Ann T. Rosetti, and wonderfully written -- truly poetic.

The lead characters are true heroes and serve as a rare kind of role model/inspiration for butch dykes and trannies everywhere. This film has so much energy, so much poignant passion and scruffy San Francisco heart to it. I can't recommend it highly enough!

The best butch buddy movie of all time!


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