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PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Hillary (Barbara Hershey) and CC (Bette Midler) meet as children vacationing in Atlantic City, N.J., and remain friends throughout the decades. As CC, a loud New Yorker, pursues a singing career, Hillary, a staid Californian, becomes a successful lawyer. Over the years, they often quarrel or compete, but, as other relationships flourish and die, the two women are always there for each other, traveling from coast to coast through the most tumultuous times.

Cast: Bette Midler , Barbara Hershey , John Heard , Spalding Gray , Lainie Kazan , James Read , Grace Johnston , Mayim Bialik

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Beaches (1988)

Release Date: December 21st, 1988|2 hr. 3 min.

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When "Beaches" opened 25 years ago around this time (December 21, 1988), the Bette Midler-Barbara Hershey drama was instantly dubbed one of the top tearjerkers of all time. A quarter-century later,...

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