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Beaches (1988)

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

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Sammy Pinkers
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Mrs. Myandowski
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Iris Myandowski
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Storyline

When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Francisco 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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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Remember Me  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$198,361, 26 December 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,041,866
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Shelley Winters (in a 1989 appearance on the Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) show) Bette Midler had wanted her to play her mother in this film but that she turned it down because she was afraid she wouldn't pass the insurance exam. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in a revolving door. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Young Hillary: [voiceover] Be sure to keep in touch C.C... OK?
Young C.C.: [voiceover] Well sure... we're friends, aren't we?
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Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan, and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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sad and funny at the same time.
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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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