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Tootsie -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Larry Gelbart (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
17 December 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Little did this desperate, out of work actor know when he secretly auditioned for a female role that he'd become the hottest star on television. Not even the girl he's madly in love with knows that he's Tootsie. See more »
Plot:
An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 32 wins & 28 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Classically funny! See more (166 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels

Jessica Lange ... Julie

Teri Garr ... Sandy

Dabney Coleman ... Ron

Charles Durning ... Les

Bill Murray ... Jeff

Sydney Pollack ... George Fields

George Gaynes ... John Van Horn

Geena Davis ... April
Doris Belack ... Rita

Ellen Foley ... Jacqui
Peter Gatto ... Rick

Lynne Thigpen ... Jo

Ronald L. Schwary ... Phil Weintraub

Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Mallory
Amy Lawrence ... Amy
Kenny Sinclair ... Boy

Susan Merson ... Page
Michael Ryan ... Middle-Aged Man
Robert D. Wilson ... Stage Hand
James Carruthers ... Middle-Aged Man

Estelle Getty ... Middle-Aged Woman

Christine Ebersole ... Linda

Bernie Pollack ... Actor #1
Sam Stoneburner ... Actor #2
Marjorie Lovett ... Salesgirl
Willy Switkes ... Man at Cab
Gregory Camillucci ... Maitre d'
Barbara Spiegel ... Billie
Tony Craig ... Joel Spector
Walter Cline ... Bartender
Suzanne von Schaack ... Party Girl (as Suzanne Von Schaack)
Anne Shropshire ... Mrs. Crawley
Pamela Lincoln ... Secretary
Mary Donnet ... Receptionist
Bernie Passeltiner ... Mac
Mallory Jones ... Girl #1
Patti Cohane ... Girl #2
Murray Schisgal ... Party Guest

Greg Gorman ... Photographer
Anne Prager ... Acting Student
John Carpenter ... First Actor
Bob Levine ... Second Actor
Richard Whiting ... Priest

Jim Jansen ... Stage Manager #2
Susan Egbert ... Diane
Kas Self ... Acting Student

Tom Mardirosian ... Stage Manager
Richard Wirth ... Mel - Technical Director
Gavin Reed ... Director

Annie Korzen ... Autograph Hound
Ibbits Warriner ... Autograph Hound
Lois De Banzie ... Autograph Hound (as Lois de Banzie)
Stephen Prutting ... Autograph Hound (as Stephen C. Prutting)
Carole Holland ... Autograph Hound
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tobin Bell ... Waiter (uncredited)
Phillip Borsos ... (uncredited)
Cassandra Danz ... Hoffman Look-Alike at TV Audition (uncredited)
Jim Dratfield ... Acting Student (uncredited)
Paul E. Guskin ... Pavel - Waiter in Russian Tea Room (uncredited)

John Kapelos ... Actor at Party (uncredited)

Gene Shalit ... Himself (uncredited)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (uncredited)
Joyce Worsley ... Shocked Bystander as Dorothy Grabs a Cab (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
 
Writing credits
Larry Gelbart (screenplay) &
Murray Schisgal (screenplay)

Don McGuire (story) and
Larry Gelbart (story)

Robert Garland  uncredited
Barry Levinson  uncredited
Elaine May  uncredited

Produced by
Charles Evans .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... producer
Dick Richards .... producer
Ronald L. Schwary .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
William Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Peter S. Larkin  (as Peter Larkin)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas C. Tonery  (as Tom Tonery)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
C. Romania Ford .... makeup artist (as C. Romaina Ford)
Tony Marrero .... hair stylist
George Masters .... makeup created by: Mr. Hoffman
George Masters .... makeup designed by: Mr. Hoffman
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist: Ms Lang (as Dorothy Pearl)
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup created by: Mr. Hoffman (as Dorothy Pearl)
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup designed by: Mr. Hoffman (as Dorothy Pearl)
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Lange (as Toni Walker)
Allen Weisinger .... makeup: Mr. Hoffman
 
Production Management
Gerald R. Molen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann Egbert .... dga trainee
David McGiffert .... assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... second assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
 
Art Department
William Lucek .... scenic artist
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Tod A. Maitland .... boom man (as Tod Maitland)
Tom McCarthy Jr. .... sound effects: Effective Sounf Unlimited
Arthur Piantadosi .... re-recording mixer
Don S. Walden .... sound effects: Effective Sounf Unlimited (as Don Walden)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Green .... camera first assistant
Brian Hamill .... unit still photographer
Mike Miller .... key grip (as Michael Miller)
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer (as Dick Quinlan)
Scott Rathner .... camera second assistant
Bob Rose .... key grip
William H. Steiner .... camera operator (as Bill Steiner)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Raymond Fortune .... electrician (uncredited)
Charles Meere III .... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... additional still photographer (uncredited)
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer: re-shoots (uncredited)
Steve Stafford .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kenji Takama .... camera intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Nichols .... costumer: women's
Franke Piazza .... costumer: men's
Bernie Pollack .... costume supervisor
Susan Gammie .... costumes by: segment "Diabolique" (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Brochu .... assistant editor
Jill Savitt .... assistant editor
Nancy Weizer .... assistant editor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... editor: montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain (as Whitey McEvoy)
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Renee Bodner .... script supervisor
Carey Bozanich .... production assistant
Stephanie Brooks .... production assistant
Tommy Burns .... production assistant (as Tom Burns)
Crin Connolly .... assistant: to Sydney Pollack
Justin Cooke .... production assistant
Jonathan Filley .... location manager
Lee Gottsegen .... assistant: to Dustin Hoffman
Ann Guerin .... unit publicist
Harriette Kanew .... assistant production office coordinator
Tony Lani .... production assistant
Peter Lombardi .... assistant auditor (as Pete Lombardi)
Bruce Patterson .... production office coordinator
Ken Ryan .... auditor
David Sardi .... production assistant
Karl F. Steinkamp .... production assistant (as Karl Steinkamp)
Ezra Swerdlow .... location manager
Gary Vermillion .... production assistant
Sally Brim .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Jacques .... projectionist (uncredited)
Tom Schurke .... video playback engineer (uncredited)
Holly Woodlawn .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:S | France:U | Netherlands:AL | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (PCA #26870) (rating later appealed) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:PG (re-rating)

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Trivia:
Writer Larry Gelbart once said that he did not meet the other writers on this project until they were on stage together collecting their awards.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where George Fields and Michael Dorsey are arguing in George's office about Michael's being difficult to work with, the pen in George's hand and on his desk disappears between scene cuts consistently.See more »
Quotes:
John Van Horne:I'm just an untalented old has-been.
Dorothy Michaels:Were you ever famous?
John Van Horne:No.
Dorothy Michaels:Then how can you be a has-been?
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Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Classically funny!, 30 January 2006
Author: Pookyiscute from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

It's hard to deny this as a funny film, because it is so hilarious! I find myself still cracking up after all these years, each time I see it. I've seen it countless times, and it's still a great watch.

Dustin Hoffman plays Michael Dorsey, an unemployed actor, who can't seem to get along with any director or writer in town. One day, he takes his friend, Sandy to audition for a part in a soap opera. She is turned down, and because he is so desperate for work, he dresses up like a woman, and goes in for the interview himself. He is hired because of his ( I mean, her) defiant attitude, and throughout the rest of the film, he is now known as, Dorothy Michaels.

The film is hysterical, and well-written. There is not a time that I've seen this film, where I didn't laugh or smile. It's light, but has some adult material that might not be appropriate for anyone under twelve. It's cute, and there's really not much more to it than that. I think everyone will love it, once they give it a chance.

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