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PG| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera audition goes poorly, Michael reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. What was supposed to be a short-lived role turns into a long-term contract, but when Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), complications develop that could wreck everything.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman , Jessica Lange , Teri Garr , Dabney Coleman , Charles Durning , Bill Murray , Sydney Pollack , George Gaynes

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Criterion Collection, Columbia Pictures, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Columbia Tristar, RCA/Columbia

Tootsie (1982)

Release Date: December 17th, 1982|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • June 16, 2014 Sweetrose
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    Dustin Hoffman is excellent in such films as Kramer vs Kramer (family drama with Meryl Streep) and early fave The Graduate(also love the late Anne Bancroft). In this film, a male tries to get work, but succeeds as a female in a soap opera. Teri Garr is exceptional, playing Michael's girlfriend.Wonderful acting by all the great stars.

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