By Hook or By Crook 2003 NR

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This innovative Sundance hit spins a tremendously entertaining adventure story about two butch buddies on the streets of San Francisco in search of love and money.

Starring:
Silas Howard, Harriet Dodge
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

By Hook or By Crook

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Harriet Dodge, Silas Howard
Starring Silas Howard, Harriet Dodge
Supporting actors Stanya Kahn, Carina Gia, James Cotner, Joan Jett, Kris Kovic, Maia Lorian, Tina Marie Murray, Aldo Pisano, Nancy Stone, Victoria De Mare
Studio Wolfe Video
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 2004
Format: DVD
i dont know what it is about this movie. its got this purity about it. its not all gukked up with hollywood, its beautiful.
"your beautiful. me and you were the same, were the same.."-valentine
the story of 2 guys who fall into a friendship during difficult parts of their lives. one "valentine" (harry dodge) trying to find his birth mother with nothing more to go by than a last name and a phone book and alot going on in his head. and a drifter "shy"(silas howard) who refuses any connections to others as a way of remaining detached. and valentines girlfriend "billie" (stanya kahn) whos just trying to keep things together. valentine and shy decide that they wanna be bank robbers.
this is the kind of movie that makes people love independant film. its what is so special about them. this is the reason people get the sundance channel. its the reason i love dodge.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2004
Format: DVD
This film is a remarkable achievement for the writers, directors and fine cast. Besides being extremely well done, this film manages to deal with several topics with eloquence, including mental illness and transgendered lifestyles. All of the actors do an excellent job, particular Silas Howard and Harry Dodge. I would definitely recommend this film and hope to see more of this great talent in the future.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Link on July 15, 2006
Format: DVD
A classic of lesbian / butch / FTM film.

Harry Dodge shines as Val, and Stanya Kahn, Dodge's real-life partner, shines as Billie, Val's partner in the movie.

Silas Howard (previously of the band Tribe 8) plays Shy, who travels from her hometown to San Francisco looking for something. She and Val become friends. The movie touches on their pasts, who they love, friendship, having nothing, having everything because you have someone, mental health issues, relationships / loyalty / love.

Kudos to the filmmakers for overcoming obstacles and making a work of art that represents those who are historically not represented. For those interested, filmmaker Silas Howard is currently working on a film, "Exactly Like You", about musician Billy Tipton, who lived his life as a man though born a woman.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By n/a on August 8, 2004
Format: DVD
One of my favorite films. Really pulls you in and makes you wish you knew the characters and satisfies my on going crush on Harry Dodge! SHAZAM!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By queer movie lover on July 20, 2005
Format: DVD
This film reinvents queer cinema. It depicts life never before seen on the screen, deals with people and events previously shied away from. It is the film for gender-variant people, for queers living in the shadows of even queer culture, just

trying to get by.

Confronted by homophobia, transphobia, violence, homelessness, being broke, the desire to live on the edge, and only the comaraderie of each other, three friends team up to forge a place for themselves in San Francisco. With few options and a

slew of barriers, Shy, Valentine, and Billie show us what life is like for the outsiders, the queer outsiders.

A revolutionary and oh-so-important tale for today's queers. If you haven't seen it, you must. It's that simple.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Angelic Rodgers on September 28, 2005
Format: DVD
I think that if you come to the film looking for long red fingernails and hetero versions of lesbian relationships (and lots of lesbian sex) that you're coming to the movie for the wrong reasons.

This film is a break-out work; the characters are complex, and their relationship is one that I can certainly relate to. The idea of a buddy-flick with two butch women as the main characters that shadows the stories found in Midnight Cowboy and the Wizard of Oz is quite an accomplishment.

What you can expect from the film--witty dialogue, some incredible allusions to literature, film, and pop-culture. In addition, you'll find a film that doesn't fall into the trap of butch-femme in the traditional sense. The film shows that there are shades of gray in the lesbian landscape, and it also demonstrates that two lesbian women can be friends without falling in bed with each other. Few movies focus on friendships between lesbian characters, but this one does so artfully.

If you are looking for a film that has two women who discover they have the hots for each other and fall in love against the odds, this is not the film for you. If you are looking for the kinds of lesbian love scenes in the L-Word, this is not the film for you.

If you are looking for a slice of life of two characters who happen to be butch and are complex with a soundtrack that I truly wish had been released as a CD, this may be the movie for you.
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