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 ...
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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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Eternamente amigas  »

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$57,041,866 (USA)
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Trivia

Barbara Hershey had collagen lip injections to make herself look younger (she was 40 at the time and was playing Hilary from college age to mid-thirties). See more »

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Reflected in a revolving door. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Cecilia Essex: [singing] Pouncer Pouncer the wonder cat. I'm so glad you're not a rat, or a bat, or too fat.
[Pouncer meows]
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Referenced in True Blood: Beautifully Broken (2010) See more »

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Oh Industry
Music and Lyrics by Bette Midler and Wendy Waldman
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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"What will I do without a best friend?" - Cecelia Carol Bloom
5 April 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

"Beaches" is a movie about two people who have family, acquaintances, spouses, careers, etc. but they only had each other when they really needed a friend. That's what makes the ending so hard to take. I think we all can relate to that one or two special people (if you're lucky) in our lives who never actually "go away" even if they don't physically live close to you anymore. Months or even years can go by, but you always pick up where you left off, with ease, when you see or speak to them. You may annoy each other at times, but you will always love each other. They're always with you because you've shared so much. Some of us may never find our romantic long-lasting "soul mate", but this movie makes the excellent point of showing that if you find a true friend in life you are truly blessed.


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