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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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During a skit on an early Fifties TV variety show, Dixie makes an off-handed joke about group sex that would have triggered a major scandal had it really been broadcast during that era. See more »

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Eddie: Hey, Dixie, they gave me a big suite upstairs.
Dixie: Really?
Eddie: Oh yeah. And I got a big king-size bed.
Dixie: You wanna lie down, Eddie?
Eddie: Is that an offer?
Dixie: It's a recommendation.
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Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »

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P.S. I Love You
Music by Gordon Jenkins
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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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