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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)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Five years after this film, director Garry Marshall appeared in an uncredited role of a man dressed as Satan for Halloween in Hocus Pocus (1993) which also starred Bette Midler in a leading role. See more »

Goofs

Late in the movie, we see C.C. standing against the beach house. There's shot of her walking to center of deck, followed by another of her still against the beach house. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Cecilia Essex: [singing] Pouncer Pouncer the wonder cat. I'm so glad you're not a rat, or a bat, or too fat.
[Pouncer meows]
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Alternate Versions

Some television versions contain alternate lines in the scene where C.C. and Hilary have their argument in the department store. For example, in the theatrical version, C.C. remarks to Hilary, "You have been a total bitch ever since you came to New York!" In some TV prints, she says, "You have been completely unbearable ever since you came to New York!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Otto Titsling
Music and Lyrics by Bette Midler, Jerry Blatt, Charbie Dahl, and Marc Shaiman
Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Arif Mardin, Robbie Buchanan, and Robbie Kondor
Produced by Arif Mardin
Performed by Bette Midler
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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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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

Gross USA:

$57,041,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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