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Beaches (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  13 January 1989 (USA)
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

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Michael Essex
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Victoria Essex
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CC (age 11)
Marcie Leeds ...
Hillary - Age 11
Carol Williard ...
Aunt Vesta
Allan Kent ...
Mr. Melman
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Sammy Pinkers
Lynda Goodfriend ...
Mrs. Myandowski
Nikki Plant ...
Iris Myandowski
Michael French ...
Head Waiter
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Storyline

When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Fransisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. The movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Some Friendships Last Forever See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eternamente amigas  »

Box Office

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$57,041,866 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Hershey had collagen lip injections to make herself look younger (she was 40 at the time and was playing Hilary from college age to mid-thirties). See more »

Goofs

The position of Victoria's head on her pillow when CC is talking to her after the funeral. See more »

Quotes

CC Bloom: [dressed as a rabbit] I hate my life!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Aerosmith (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballin' the Jack
Music by Chris Smith
Lyrics by Jim Burris
Performed by Bette Midler and Grace Johnston a capella on the beach
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Midler & Hershey Were Great Together
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Was not very certain if I really wanted to view this film, some times Midler can be way out in left field. However, in this film Bette Midler, (CC Bloom),"That Old Feeling",'97 plays a very self-centered person who will stop at nothing to get what she wants and if it is a career on the stage, just forget about love or a husband and children. Barbara Hershey,(Hillary),"Riding the Bullet",'04, is a childhood friend of CC Bloom and in some ways they help each other, even though they are complete opposites. There is plenty of comedy, lots of fighting, and more drama than you can handle. Midler sings outstanding songs we all know by heart and it is a very entertaining film, but very very SAD!


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