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By Hook or by Crook
By Hook or by Crook
Actors: Carina Gia, Silas Howard, Joan Jett, Stanya Kahn, Kris Kovic
Director: Silas Howard
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2003     1hr 38min

Written and Directed by Harry Dodge (Cecil B. Demented) and Silas Howard (of the punk band Tribe 8) with additional dialogue by Stanya Kahn. Shy is a handsome small-town loner who dumps his diner job and thumbs to San Fra...  more »


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Actors: Carina Gia, Silas Howard, Joan Jett, Stanya Kahn, Kris Kovic
Director: Silas Howard
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Wolfe Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A purity in this film that i dont see in alot of others
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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.."-valentinethe 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."
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
queer movie lover | 07/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Howard and Dodge- a delicious combo! yummy
n/a | 08/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!!!"
One of the Best Indie Films in Years!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."