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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.



(novel) (as Iris Rainer Dart), (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Richard Milstein
Michael Essex
Marcie Leeds ...
Carol Williard ...
Allan Kent ...
Mr. Melman
Sammy Pinkers
Lynda Goodfriend ...
Mrs. Myandowski
Nikki Plant ...
Iris Myandowski
Michael French ...
Head Waiter


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Remember Me  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$198,361, 26 December 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Reflected in a revolving door. See more »


CC Bloom: Harry, I did you catch that set? Those people loved me! So, I was wondering if I could borrow fifty dollars until pay day.
Harry: No.
CC Bloom: What the hell is this, a piano bar or a Nazi work camp? I'm singing my heart out for bupkus, peanuts. I'm eating dog food and you can't even give me fifty dollars you already owe me?
[Harry hands her the money]
CC Bloom: Oh, Harry, you're an angel. If your mother hadn't been such a bitch, we could've shared something important.
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Under The Boardwalk
Music and Lyrics by Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan, and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

It has got to be said that there are not many movies these days that will make you laugh and cry the way Beaches does...... from the hilarious 'Otto Titsling' song (which had me in creases!) to the powerful and emotional ending to the film, in which 'Wind Beneath My Wings' is immortalised.

This is a film that has touched everyone I know that has seen it, and is a timeless classic that really illustrates the true meaning of friendship.

A true 'Chick Flick'...... definitely well worth watching if you haven't seen it...... And If you don't cry, you certainly are not human!

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