The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole | 1998

Directed by: Tod Williams

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Main Plot

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...


  • Adrian Grenier's character, Sebastian Cole, navigates coming-of-age challenges and explores his gender identity in a small town. Adrian Grenier
  • Clark Gregg's character plays the role of Sebastian Cole's stepfather, who offers guidance and support throughout the film. Clark Gregg
  • Aleksa Palladino plays the character Mary, who is Sebastian Cole's love interest and helps him navigate his journey of self-discovery. Aleksa Palladino

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Sebastian decides to undergo a sex change operation and becomes a woman named Henrietta. Despite facing disapproval from his family and friends, Henrietta embraces her new identity and finds happiness in her new life. The film concludes with Henrietta happily riding a motorcycle into the sunset, symbolizing her journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

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Tod Williams Adrian Grenier Clark Gregg Aleksa Palladino