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
The movie's line "That is one nutty hospital." was voted as the #44 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007. See more »
When Sandy comes over and surprises Dorothy in her apartment, she takes her coat off twice. See more »
[helping Sandy to get in the mood for her lines]
You're a second rate actress.
[Sandy turns back and glares]
I said good day!
Did you feel how much I hated you?
Yes, in fact, why do you think I'm leaving?
[Michael gets up, starts putting on his coat]
Wait a minute! You can't leave! How am I gonna get it back tomorrow? I can't ask a total stranger to enrage me!
What time's your audition?
Ok, I'll pick you up at ten and enrage you.
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Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels See more »
"Tootsie" was cut in the UK to remove one line of dialogue with the F word to receive a 'PG'. At that time there was no '12'certificate so uncut it would have got a '15'. For video it was classified '15' uncut. Since then the video has not be re-submitted for re-classification as a '12' so still carries a 30 year old '15' certificate with its 2016 Criterion release. See more »
This is a wonderful film,I can't remember how many times I have seen it,I love it! Dustin Hoffman is brilliant as Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels.Along with Jessica Lange and Teri Garr and fantastic direction from and co-star Sydney Pollack,this couldn't be any better.It's a great story and well scripted and very funny besides.If you love films you can't not love this one.This is my 2nd favourite film in the world only because ''Some Like it Hot'' is my first choice.Dustin is one of the best actors in the business and continues to be to this day.
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