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Tootsie (1982)

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An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.

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Storyline

Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection. Written by Bryan Kuniyoshi

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Plot Keywords:

actor | love | reputation | actress | friend | See more »

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He's Tootsie... She's Dustin Hoffman See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Would I Lie to You?  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$177,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Chevy Chase auditioned for a role. See more »

Goofs

Dorothy's purse disappears between shots on the staircase in the party scene See more »

Quotes

Michael Dorsey: She thinks I'm gay, i told her about Julie and she thinks I'm gay!
George Fields: Julie thinks your gay?
Michael Dorsey: No, my friend Sandy.
George Fields: Sleep with her, and she'll...
Michael Dorsey: I slept with her once she's still thinks I'm gay!
George Fields: Oh... thats no good, Michael.
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Crazy Credits

Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels See more »

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Referenced in The Dying Gaul (2005) See more »

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I'll Know
(1950) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung a cappella by George Gaynes
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4 August 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Possibly the best gender comedy of all time! Everything in this baby clicks: A script that is both clever, endearing and realistic in its depiction of the emotional transformation within Michael Dorsey, incredible acting performances (with Dustin Hoffman, Terri Garr and unbilled Bill Murray as standouts) and a great soundtrack that adds volumes to the mood of the film.

This is a 10! Watch it!


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