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Beaches (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  21 December 1988 (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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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friendship | new york | stage | letter | lawyer | See more »

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The Friendship You'll Always Remember... In The Film You'll Never Forget See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eternamente amigas  »

Box Office

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$57,041,866 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taylor Neff was considered for the role of Hillary Whitney Essex (age 11). See more »

Goofs

When Hilary comes to visit CC in her apartment in 1968, there is a picture of Patty Smith's 1974 album "Wild Horses" on the wall. See more »

Quotes

CC Bloom: But enough about me, let's talk about you... what do YOU think of me?
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Connections

Referenced in The Switch (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Glory Of Love
Music and Lyrics by Billy Hill
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Mayim Bialik; reprised by Bette Midler
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Chick flick for guys too
14 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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