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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 ...
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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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friendship | new york | stage | letter | lawyer | See more »

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Friends come and go but there's always one you're stuck with for life. 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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The script was originally called Remember Me. See more »

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As Hillary and C.C. are leaving to the beach with Victoria both women buckle their seatbelts. Victoria is standing inbetween them in the back. The next scene shows all of them in the convertible with Victoria still standing up as they're driving down the road. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Cecilia Essex: [CC and Victoria are walking out of the Hollywood Bowl hand-in-hand following CC's concert... CC has just finished telling her a story from her past... Victoria looks up, totally enchanted] So what else did you do?
CC Bloom: [looking down at Victoria and beaming] Whatever they told me not to!
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Soundtracks

Otto Titsling
Music and Lyrics by Bette Midler, Jerry Blatt, Charbie Dahl and Marc Shaiman
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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Chick flick for guys too
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A chick flick that appeals to all. The "sunset/hearse" cut was the most poignant death scene I've ever seen in film. Have to admit I was teary on that one. This is the kind of film that tugs at the heartstrings..guy or gal


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