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One of the touchstone movies of the 1980s, Tootsie stars Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor who disguises himself as a dowdy, middle-aged woman to get a part on a hit soap opera. The scheme works, but while he/she keeps up the charade, Hoffman's character comes to see life through the eyes of the opposite sex. The script by Larry Gelbart (with Murray Schisgal) is a winner, and director Sydney Pollack brings taut proficiency to the comedy and sensitivity to the relationship nuances that emerge from Hoffman's drag act. Great supporting work from Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, and pre-stardom Geena Davis. But the film finally belongs to Hoffman, who seems to connect with the character at a very deep and abiding level. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Dustin HoffmanMichael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Jessica LangeJulie
Teri GarrSandy
Dabney ColemanRon
Charles DurningLes
Bill MurrayJeff
Sydney PollackGeorge Fields
George GaynesJohn Van Horn
Geena DavisApril Page
Ellen FoleyJacqui
Lynne ThigpenJo

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Sydney Pollack
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 119 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 17, 1982
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 2, 2002
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