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Second Serve (1986)

TV Movie | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a transsexual. Flashback to 1964 and meet Richard Radley, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a...See moreFact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a transsexual. Flashback to 1964 and meet Richard Radley, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a flashy girl friend, and a secret life. Seems like the good doctor likes to dress up in women's clothes and visit Manhattan. His psychiatrist mother refuses to deal with him and sends him to a colleague who diagnoses with a psychotic gender confusion, which he says can be unlearned. After a failed marriage and fatherhood, he gives in to the transsexual operation and becomes Renee for good with a new life in California. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Updated May 13, 1986

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May 13, 1986 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Vanessa Redgrave
Richard Radley / Renee Richards Richard Radley / Renee Richards   See fewer
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Martin Balsam
Dr. Beck Dr. Beck   See fewer
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Kerrie Keane
Meriam Meriam   See fewer
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Richard Venture
Dr. David Radley Dr. David Radley   See fewer
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Reni Santoni
Dr. Roberto Granato Dr. Roberto Granato   See fewer
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Louise Fletcher
Dr. Sadie M. Bishop Dr. Sadie M. Bishop   See fewer
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Jeff Corey
Dr. Harry Benjamin Dr. Harry Benjamin   See fewer
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Nina van Pallandt
Danielle (as Nina Van Pallandt) Danielle (as Nina Van Pallandt)   See fewer
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Michael Cavanaugh
Gene Scott Gene Scott   See fewer
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Alison La Placa
Nightclub Singer Nightclub Singer   See fewer
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Ray Girardin
Grigsby Grigsby   See fewer
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James Victor
MIddle-aged Spaniard MIddle-aged Spaniard   See fewer
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Gerry Gibson
Dr. Tirico Dr. Tirico   See fewer
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Mews Small
Navy wife (as Merrya Small) Navy wife (as Merrya Small)   See fewer
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Whit Hertford
Richard / Renee as a child (as Whitby Hertford) Richard / Renee as a child (as Whitby Hertford)   See fewer
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Bunny Summers
Mrs. Crockett Mrs. Crockett   See fewer
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Camila Ashland
Mrs. Brady (as Camila Ashlend) Mrs. Brady (as Camila Ashlend)   See fewer
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Logan Carter
Female impersonator Female impersonator   See fewer
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Richard Newton
Naval officer Naval officer   See fewer
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Santos Morales
Spanish Police Chief Spanish Police Chief   See fewer
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Charles Joseph Martin
Young Spaniard Young Spaniard   See fewer
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Nathan Le Grand
Man at hotel Man at hotel   See fewer
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Wendy Joy
Girl in doctor's office Girl in doctor's office   See fewer
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James Newell
Second New Jersey reporter Second New Jersey reporter   See fewer
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Lee Arnone
Nurse Nurse   See fewer
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Bobby Hosea
First reporter First reporter   See fewer
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Eric Fleeks
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Arlene Banas
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Ed Call
Second reporter (as Edward Call) Second reporter (as Edward Call)   See fewer
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Chalon Crawford
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Dan Gilvezan
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Jessica Losch
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John Hostetter
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8 / 10 | 216 votes