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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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Victoria Essex
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CC (age 11)
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Hillary - Age 11
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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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$57,041,866 (USA)
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A planned television movie sequel, starring Barbara Eden in the Bette Midler role, was never filmed. See more »

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The staff and characters in a new play stay up awaiting the daily newspaper reviews for the production they've just opened, one of the papers they read from is Village Voice, a weekly which does not print overnight play reviews. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Vesta: Here you go, little girl.
[Hands C.C. some money]
Young C.C.: What's this for?
Aunt Vesta: It'll keep you honest.
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Baby Mine
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Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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"I like American movies now!"
9 April 1999 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

I was in another country once where the only American films they showed in the cinema were either the ultra-violent (Jean-Claude Van Damme / Steven Segal movies) or the ultra-steamy (e.g. "Basic Instinct", "Pretty Woman"). Many parents would refuse to let their children watch these, allowing them only to watch Indian movies. I tried frantically to convince some of the locals that there were many other kinds of American films that they would love. They didn't believe me. So, I rented a video - "Beaches". After watching it, the people around me were shocked and said, "I like American movies now!"

Two unlikely friends meet by chance in childhood and keep up their friendship over the years through ups and downs, crises and victories, and reversing economic positions more than once. They inspire each other and fight over the same men. Hershey plays a girl raised in a rich conservative family while Midler plays an eccentric and poor show-biz wannabe. Midler becomes rich and famous and Hershey rejects her pompous upbringing becoming a poor lawyer working for the A.C.L.U.. But Midler cannot handle the new fame and fortune and Hershey cannot deal with her new lifestyle devoid of pampering. This rare tale of female friendship is a brilliantly-acted tearjerker. (10 out of 10)


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