Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection.Written by
Geena Davis and Dustin Hoffman appeared in Hero (1992). Both movies were made by Columbia Pictures. Hero (1992) is the second and final (to date, September 2018) of their two collaborations together. See more »
In the final scene between Julie and Michael, a taxicab appears and disappears over Julie's left shoulder. See more »
OK, I know this is going to disgust you, Michael, but a lot of people are in this business to make money.
You make it out like I'm some flake, George. I am in this business to make money, too.
The Harlem Theatre for the Blind? Strindberg in the Park? The People's Workshop in Syracuse?
OK, now wait a minute. I did nine plays in eight months up in Syracuse. I happened to get great reviews from the New York critics, not that that's why I did it.
Oh, of course not. God forbid you ...
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Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels See more »
It's more than a movie about a man in drag and it's more than just a great movie. This movie goes to show that Dustin Hoffman is best at playing the oh-so-very-different characters. Whether it's his unforgettable character in Rainman or Michael Dorsey/Dorthy Michael in this, Dustin is at his best when he plays someone DIFFERENT, someone who is not your average person.
This film will make you laugh, that's for sure, but it'll also make you rethink about the things that really make you happy in your life, something too few of us think about...almost never.
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