Hedwig and the Angry Inch


1h 35m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig and her search for freedom and love. Born a boy named Hansel, whose life dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Music
Musical
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig and her search for freedom and love. Born a boy named Hansel, whose life dream is to find his other half, Hedwig reluctantly submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American G.I. and get over the Berlin Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned angry inch. From East Berlin, she sets off for Kansas City with hopes of becoming a famous rocker. Finding herself high, dry and divorced in a Kansas trailer, Hedwig pushes to form a rock band--The Angry Inch. While supporting herself with babysitting gigs, she falls for a 16-year-old Jesus freak she renames Tommy Gnosis. Tommy steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed she'd be. Refusing to be defeated, she fiercely performs in crumbling theme restaurants seeking recognition and retribution.

Crew

Richard E Aaron

Other

Kevin Adams

Special Thanks To

Kevin Adams

Special Thanks To

Mike Adams

Other

Gorett Ala

Special Effects

Doug Armitage

Special Thanks To

Sean Armstrong

Special Effects

Taryn Ash

Stunts

Taryn Ash

Stand-In

Peter Askin

Associate Producer

Steve Bachner

Special Thanks To

John Bair

Animator

Owen Baird

Driver

Anne Bakoulis

Special Thanks To

Shan Barr

On-Set Dresser

Roger Bate

Gaffer

Studios Bearsville

Music

Bradford F Bell

Transportation Coordinator

Robert Bertrand

Driver

Scott Bibrey

Special Thanks To

Tony Bifano

Transportation Coordinator

David Binder

Producer

Jason Blackburn

Sound Recordist

David Boulton

Adr

David Bowie

Special Thanks To

Bill Bowman

Other

Dara Bratt

Assistant Director

Paul Brennan

Production

Susann Brinkley

Associate Producer

Jonathan Brown

Best Boy

Randy Brown

Generator Operator

John Bruce

Special Thanks To

Colin Brunton

Unit Production Manager

Colin Brunton

Line Producer

Celia Bullwinkel

Animator

Randy Butcher

Stunts

Luisa Cabbidu

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Cristina Cacioppo

Post-Production Assistant

Andy Capelli

Titles

Ellen Cavolina

Special Thanks To

Harry Chaggaris

Special Effects

Ben Cheah

Sound Editor

Michaela Cheyne

Assistant Art Director

Michaela Cheyne

Graphics

Cheryl Chung

Art Department

Suzanne Colvin

Production Manager

Jozie Conte

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jonathan Contreras

Production Assistant

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Brent Cox

Production

Dwight Cranes

Camera Equipment

Rae Crombie

Props

Rae Crombie

Assistant Property Master

Mark Cusack

Boom Operator

Tom D'ambrosio

Special Thanks To

Anna Dal Farra

Assistant Costume Designer

Brian Davey

Driver

Bob Davidson

Gaffer

Rachel Dawson

Assistant

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Danny De Vito

Special Thanks To

Darryl Deagan

On-Set Dresser

Becca Demarco

Special Thanks To

Frankie Demarco

Director Of Photography

Danielle Depeyre

Script Supervisor

Jack Depoe

Production Assistant

Therese Deprez

Production Designer

Patrick Derivaz

Other

John Deslauriers

On-Set Dresser

Liesl Deslauriers

Set Decorator

Jeremiah Dickey

Animator

Jeremiah Dickey

Art Department

Demitri Economou

Electrician

Chad Edwards

Electrician

Matthew Ellard

Other

Arnie Engleman

Special Thanks To

Andreas Evdemon

Camera Trainee

Alli Farrell

Special Thanks To

Chris Faulkner

Key Grip

Tyler Faulkner

Best Boy Grip

Tyler Faulkner

Grip

C J Fidler

Stunt Man

Danny Fields

Special Thanks To

Douglas Foote

Special Thanks To

Brian Fowler

Construction Coordinator

Rob French

Driver

James B Freydberg

Associate Producer

John Furniotis

Other

Gina Garan

Special Thanks To

Jean-paul Gaultier

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Gaylord

Production

Michelle Gebert

Post-Production Accountant

Eric Gilliland

Special Thanks To

Sophie Giraud

Photography

Adriano Goldschmeid

Special Thanks To

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Editor

Tim Good

Special Effects Coordinator

Deanne Goulet

Production Assistant

Felix Gray

Assistant Director

Stewart Grayburn

Dolly Grip

Rich Green

Camera Assistant

Robert Haid

Best Boy Grip

Doug Hamilton

Camera

Les Handrahan

Wardrobe Assistant

Gary Hart

Electrician

Gerhard Hauck

Consultant

Peter Hawkins

Special Thanks To

Megan Hayes

Production Associate

Todd Hayes

Special Thanks To

Film Support Service Helie

Security

Amy Henkels

Executive Producer

Alistair Hepburn

Art Assistant

Chris Hinton

Color Timer

Suzanne Hoffman

Set Decorator

Howard Holden

Generator Operator

George Hosek

Camera Operator

Emily Hubley

Animator

Emily Hubley

Other

Deidre Hughes

Other

Scott Hunter

Production Assistant

Joan Hutton

Camera Operator

Roy Ignagni

Driver

Karl Irvine

Assistant Director

Richie Jackson

Special Thanks To

Kenton Jakub

Adr Supervisor

Perry L James

Song Performer

Debra Johnson

Hair Stylist

Chris Kairalla

Digital Effects Supervisor

Tom Kalin

Special Thanks To

Yoori Kang

Art Department

Brian A Kates

Special Thanks To

Robert Kennedy

Music

Myron Kerstein

Editor

James Kinnie

Art Department

Zameret Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Scott Lawrence Klein

Line Producer

Tara Knight

Art Department

Pamela Koffler

Producer

Phaedra Kolias

Art Department

Dick Kondas

Assistant Engineer

Andrea Kool

Casting Associate

Stanley Kubrick

Special Thanks To

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Randy Kumano

Production Coordinator

Landridge Pau L

Camera Operator

Biljana Labovic

Art Department

Alison Lacourse

Music

Don Lamoureaux

Driver

Andre Lapalme

Sound Recordist

Geaorge A Lara

Foley Recordist

Alexander Lasarenko

Song

Alexander Lasarenko

Song Performer

Doug Lawrance

Camera Operator

Doug Lawrence

Camera Operator

Katrina Lee

Assistant Director

Josh Levy

Other

Ted Liscincki

Song Performer

Neil Lum Lock

Location Manager

Sandra Lum Lock

Production Accountant

Lisa Logan

Dolly Grip

Lisa Logan

Key Grip

Brandon Long

Location Manager

Brandon Long

Assistant Location Manager

Arlene Lum Lock

Other

Neil Lumlock

Location Manager

James Lyons

Special Thanks To

Mike Maccauley

Electrician

Shana Macmahon

Craft Service

Sara Mae

Craft Service

Sal Mallimo

Animation Photography

Alan Mandell

Special Thanks To

George Mantis

Driver

Andrew Marcus

Editor

Norine Mark

Assistant Camera Operator

Steven M Martin

Special Thanks To

Jose Martinez

Art Department

Raoul Martinez

Carpenter

Jim Mauro

Assistant

Micky Mcallistar

Driver

Jen Mccann

Other

Marlene Mccarty

Titles

Doug Mcclement

Music

Scott Mccloud

Song Performer

Kimberly R Mccord

Dialogue Editor

Kaelin Mccowan

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Mcglashan

Boom Operator

Aaron Mcgrath

Other

Stacey Mckay

Accountant

Dave Mckinley

Special Thanks To

Brad Milburn

Art Assistant

Debra Milburn

Art Assistant

Steve Mita

Art Department

Jerry Mitchell

Choreographer

John Cameron Mitchell

Screenplay

John Cameron Mitchell

Music

John Cameron Mitchell

Source Material

John Cameron Mitchell

Song Performer

Mary Monforte

Makeup Artist

Cate Montana

Assistant Sound Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Music
Musical
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Cheryl Dunye's "Stranger Inside", of the Audience award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2001 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Nominated for the 2001 Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the 2001 New Generation Award (John Cameron Mitchell) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film - Drama and the award for Best Director - Drama at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of the First Feature Award at the 2001 San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Winner of the Golden Space Needle audience award for Best Actor (John Cameron Mitchell) at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Prix, the FIPRESCI Award and the Audience Award at the 2001 Deauville Festival of American Film.

Winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States August 3, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States March 2005

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States Summer July 20, 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 20-24, 2001.

Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) May 31 - June 10, 2001.

Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 12-23, 2001.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 19 - May 3, 2001.

Shown at San Fransisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 14-24, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.

Jersey Shore, the arthouse label of Jersey Films, was previously involved with this project.

John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask reportedly received $1,000,000 for this project.

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" debuted off-Broadway in New York City in 1998 starring John Cameron Mitchell; the motion picture marks John Cameron Mitchell's feature directorial debut.

John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask reportedly received $1,000,000 for this project.

Began shooting July 5, 2000.

Completed shooting August 11, 2000.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) August 31 - September 9, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) May 31 - June 10, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 19 - May 3, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States March 2005 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.)

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 20-24, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at San Fransisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 14-24, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 12-23, 2001.)

Released in United States Summer July 20, 2001

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.)

Expanded Release in United States August 3, 2001