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With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too. Written by Volker Boehm

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Laughter and tears. Tragedy and triumph. They lived it all. For the boys.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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27 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Por los muchachos  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,860,280 (USA)
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Many reviewers noted that James Caan seemed miscast in the role of comedian Eddie Sparks (a caricature of Bob Hope) and wondered why co-star George Segal, who as an actor had proved equally adept at comedy and drama, wasn't cast in the role instead. The truth is that Caan's career was hot again after the success of Misery (1990) and Segal was not, so Caan got the lead and Segal the supporting role. See more »

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In the film during a World War II sequence Bette Midler sings "Come Rain or Come Shine" which was not written until after the war and wasn't introduced until 1946. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: You know...for an old broad, you're still pretty sexy.
Dixie: How would you know?
Eddie: Well, I think I'm getting excited.
Dixie: Let me know when you're sure.
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Featured in The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) See more »

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Come Rain or Come Shine
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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19 November 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is my second favorite Bette Midler movie, the first of course being Isn't She Great. I really like this movie. The plotline deals with two USO singers (Bette Midler, James Caan)who entertain the troops during WW2. They are so popular that years later they are called back to do a reunion, in which they are being honored, to perform for a new generation. This is not a film for the whole family. It's a war movie, but it's not all killing, it has very sensitive subject matters in it... such as the death of Dixie Leanord's (Bette Midler) husband and son. If you wanted to be entertained 2 hours and 20 minutes this is the film to see. This is on my top 10 favorite movies list, and if you see it, it might be on yours too. A well earned 10/10!


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