• Tootsie (1982)

Tootsie

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2001

PG |1 hr 51 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

Production Co: Punch Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1980s , Love , Deception , Transformation , Girlfriend , Love triangle , New York City , Amusing , Charming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This movie gets you coming and going. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide Magazine

    Rather than confront what it sets up, it takes the one joke and runs - till it runs out of steam. show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    Tootsie, the story of a man who liberates himself by masquerading as a woman, is the funniest, most revealing comedy since "Annie Hall." [17 Dec 1982]

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Sound
Nominated Directing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Original Song Written for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)