For the Boys Poster

Release Date: November 18th, 1991

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

R|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks (James Caan) needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler), Eddie decides he wants her out of the show -- mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, but her uncle, Art Silver (George Segal), convinces her to stay. As the years and wars go by, Eddie and Dixie experience a tumultuous relationship onstage and off while they continue the act for the troops.

Cast: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Rydell, Brandon Call, Arye Gross

Director: Mark Rydell

Genres: Musical, Romance

Keywords: 1960s, Husband, Quest, Dark, 1990s, 1950s, Temptation, Emotional, Soldier, 1940s, Rivalry, 1970s, England


Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy