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For the Boys (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  22 November 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dixie Leonard
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Eddie Sparks
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Art Silver
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Shephard
Christopher Rydell ...
Danny Leonard
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Jeff Brooks
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Sam Schiff
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Luanna Trott
Bud Yorkin ...
Phil
Dori Brenner ...
Loretta
Jack Sheldon ...
Wally Fields
Karen Martin ...
Victoria Lee
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Margaret Sparks
Michael Greene ...
Maj. Gen. Scott
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Corrine
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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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,860,280 (USA)
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Trivia

Lonzo Jones turned down a role in this film due to being cast in a pilot at the time. See more »

Goofs

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

[Performing a skit for a television show]
Dixie: You know, that son of ours is really something.
Eddie: Why? What happened?
Dixie: While I'm tucking him in bed last night, he suddenly says to me, "Mommy, is kissing dirty?"
Eddie: Yeah? What'd you tell him?
Dixie: I said to him, "Darling, sex between two people can be a beautiful thing."
Eddie: Oh, yeah.
Dixie: "But between four people... fantastic!"
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References Little Miss Marker (1934) See more »

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Stuff Like That There
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Bette Midler
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2nd Best of Bette's Movies
26 January 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Bette was magnificent in "The Rose", in my opinion the best movie she's made. In a totally different personna she plays Dixie equally wonderfully. "For The Boys" is, for a reason I cannot discern, one of my all time favorite movies. I love the movie and Bette is as always, the best. If you adore Bette, and if you've never "For The Boys", rent it or buy it and you'll see what I'm talking about.


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