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Beaches (1988)

PG-13  |   |  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)
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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eternamente amigas  »

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$57,041,866 (USA)
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Trivia

The song about Otto Titsling, the inventor of the brassiere, was first introduced by Bette Midler on a 1986 album called "Mud Will Be Flung Tonight." The story of Otto Titsling (i.e. "a two-tit sling") and Phillip de Brassiere (i.e. "fill up the brassiere") is an urban legend, created by British humorist Wallace Reyburn in his 1971 book, 'Bust Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling'. In fact, the brassiere was developed by various French fashion designers from ladies' corsets of the 19th century. The term "brassiere" is derived from the French "braciere," a name for an armored military breastplate. See more »

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Late in the movie, we see C.C. standing against the beach house. There's shot of her walking to center of deck, followed by another of her still against the beach house. See more »

Quotes

Hillary: I was jealous. I was so jealous of you I couldn't see straight! You did everything you said you were going to do, everything! And your talent, this incredible talent! I can't even yodel!
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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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sad and funny at the same time.
22 July 2003 | by (hollywood, california) – See all my reviews

a very moving movie, about a friendship with barbara hershey and bette midler.. very sad from brooklyn,, and bette midler is great, and john hurt is also fantastic. see it one time for it is a very sad and heart wrenching movie. taxes the soul with strong emotion, especially for the feeling of lost ones and lost friends.


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