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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.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Iris Rainer (novel) (as Iris Rainer Dart), Mary Agnes Donoghue (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:
Bette Midler ... CC Bloom
Barbara Hershey ... Hillary Whitney Essex
John Heard ... John Pierce
Spalding Gray ... Dr. Richard Milstein
Lainie Kazan ... Leona Bloom
James Read ... Michael Essex
Grace Johnston ... Victoria Essex
Mayim Bialik ... CC (age 11)
Marcie Leeds Marcie Leeds ... Hillary - Age 11
Carol Williard Carol Williard ... Aunt Vesta
Allan Kent Allan Kent ... Mr. Melman
Phil Leeds ... Sammy Pinkers
Lynda Goodfriend Lynda Goodfriend ... Mrs. Myandowski
Nikki Plant Nikki Plant ... Iris Myandowski
Michael French 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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Taglines:

Some Friendships Last Forever See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Remember Me See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A planned television movie sequel, starring Barbara Eden in the Bette Midler role, was never filmed. See more »

Goofs

When CC, dressed as a rabbit, sings to John, she arrives at his apartment with a basket of carrots. As she leaves, the basket is missing, but once she gets outside, the basket is back again. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Vesta: Here you go, little girl.
[Hands C.C. some money]
Young C.C.: What's this for?
Aunt Vesta: It'll keep you honest.
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Alternate Versions

The version shown on the Superstation includes the following changes:
  • A different version of the conversation between CC and Leona on the beach in Miami, which omits most of the swears and changes a few of the lines.
  • A different version of CC's fight with the director of her first movie
  • The part in the bar where CC asks Harry for 50 dollars is omitted, going right from her song "I've Got My Health" to her ordering a drink from the bartender.
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Connections

Referenced in The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 (2014) 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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Midler & Hershey Were Great Together
21 December 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Was not very certain if I really wanted to view this film, some times Midler can be way out in left field. However, in this film Bette Midler, (CC Bloom),"That Old Feeling",'97 plays a very self-centered person who will stop at nothing to get what she wants and if it is a career on the stage, just forget about love or a husband and children. Barbara Hershey,(Hillary),"Riding the Bullet",'04, is a childhood friend of CC Bloom and in some ways they help each other, even though they are complete opposites. There is plenty of comedy, lots of fighting, and more drama than you can handle. Midler sings outstanding songs we all know by heart and it is a very entertaining film, but very very SAD!


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