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Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 13 January 1989 (USA)
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

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(novel) (as Iris Rainer Dart), (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... CC Bloom
... Hillary Whitney Essex
... John Pierce
... Dr. Richard Milstein
... Leona Bloom
... Michael Essex
... Victoria Essex
... CC (age 11)
Marcie Leeds ... Hillary - Age 11
Carol Williard ... Aunt Vesta
Allan Kent ... Mr. Melman
... Sammy Pinkers
Lynda Goodfriend ... Mrs. Myandowski
Nikki Plant ... Iris Myandowski
Michael French ... Head Waiter
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Storyline

When the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Francisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. The movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Friends come and go but there's always one you're stuck with for life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Remember Me  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$198,361, 26 December 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,041,866
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lainie Kazan didn't want to play C.C Bloom's mother, but after finding out Midler was in the film, she said yes in order to work with her See more »

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During the closeup of the limo passing by during the funeral scene, we can see the reflection of crew members on the door. See more »

Quotes

CC Bloom: You're not dead yet: so stop living as if you are!
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Referenced in Reba: A Moment in Time (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Friendship Theme
Music by Georges Delerue
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan, and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
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sad and funny at the same time.
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a very moving movie, about a friendship with barbara hershey and bette midler.. very sad from brooklyn,, and bette midler is great, and john hurt is also fantastic. see it one time for it is a very sad and heart wrenching movie. taxes the soul with strong emotion, especially for the feeling of lost ones and lost friends.


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