Second Serve

Categories: Drama, TV Movie
Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a trans woman. Flashback to 1964 before she was out as trans, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a flashy girl friend, and a secret life. Her psychiatrist mother refuses to deal with her and sends her to a colleague who diagnoses with a psychotic gender confusion, which he says can be unlearned. After a failed marriage and parenthood, she comes out as trans, with a new life in California.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1986-01-01
Run time: 120 minute / 2:0
Director: Anthony Page
Production Company : Lorimar Telepictures
Production Country: United States of America


Vanessa Redgrave
as Renee Richards
Martin Balsam
as Dr. Beck
William Russ
as Josh
Alice Krige
as Gwen
Louise Fletcher
as Dr. Sadie M. Bishop
Kerrie Keane
as Meriam
Richard Venture
as Dr. David Bradley
Reni Santoni
as Dr. Roberto Granato
Jeff Corey
as Dr. Harry Benjamin
Alan Feinstein
as Bill
Nina van Pallandt
as Danielle
Michael Cavanaugh
as Gene Scott
Kenneth Tigar
as Ross
Alison La Placa
as Nightclub Singer
Ray Girardin
as Grigsby
James Victor
as Spaniard
Gerry Gibson
as Dr. Tirico
Michael Harrington
as Lowell
Mews Small
as Navy Wife
Whit Hertford
as Renee
Keri Houlihan
as Mike
Bunny Summers
as Mrs. Crockett
Camila Ashland
as Mrs. Brady
Richard Newton
as Naval Officer
Santos Morales
as Spanish Police Chief
James Ingersoll
as Dale
Eunice Christopher
as Gloria
Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer

John C. Horger Editor

Anthony Page Director

Gavin Lambert Writer

Eileen Mack Knight Casting
Linda Yellen Executive Producer

Jan Scott Production Design

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