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Tootsie

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Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman, a brilliant but troublesome New York actor, has managed to alienate every producer on both coasts. Michael's agent George Fields Sydney Pollack can't even get his client a commercial since Michael complained that the tomato he was playing wasn't properly motivated. "You were a tomato!" screams George in desperation, adding that Michael is so obnoxious that he will probably never work again. Dorsey thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening on a popular soap opera, he applies for ...
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Overview

Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman, a brilliant but troublesome New York actor, has managed to alienate every producer on both coasts. Michael's agent George Fields Sydney Pollack can't even get his client a commercial since Michael complained that the tomato he was playing wasn't properly motivated. "You were a tomato!" screams George in desperation, adding that Michael is so obnoxious that he will probably never work again. Dorsey thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening on a popular soap opera, he applies for the job--even though the job is for a woman. Posing as "Miss Dorothy Michaels," Michael wins the part and becomes a widely-known actress. Yet complications ensue when Michael falls for his co-star Julie Jessica Lange, in an Oscar-winning performance but, as Dorothy, is courted by Julie's widowed father Charles Durning. Michael ultimately finds that his disguise as a woman has made him a better man. One of the classic comedies of the 1980s, Tootsie's gender-bending premise boasts a screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal, and by a host of memorable supporting comic performances from Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, George Gaynes, and Bill Murray. Future Oscar-winner Geena Davis makes her screen debut as a daytime drama queen, which indeed she had been before Tootsie came along.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie; Original screen test footage; Deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

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Situated somewhere between Some Like It Hot and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Tootsie provided one of the most salient commentaries on gender roles in American society, long before RuPaul sashayed across the popular consciousness. A film about a man who discovers that being a woman makes him a better man, Tootsie explored areas hitherto avoided by most filmmakers, and it became one of the few genuinely hilarious American comedies of the 1980s in the process. The film was remarkable for the quality of its lead performances: Dustin Hoffman, as the title character, expertly blended withering cynicism and comic sensibility, while Jessica Lange (who won an Oscar for her performance), Bill Murray, and Charles Durning did some of the best work of their careers. Even Geena Davis, who made her debut as a barely clothed soap opera ingenue, was memorable in her small role. In all, Tootsie accomplished what few films do, forcing audiences to question their own attitudes while giving them a highly intelligent laugh.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • UPC: 043396191716
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 793

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Jessica Lange Julie
Teri Garr Sandy
Dabney Coleman Ron
Charles Durning Les
Bill Murray Jeff
Geena Davis April
Sydney Pollack George Fields
George Gaynes John Van Horn
Doris Belack Rita
Ellen Foley Jacqui
Peter Gatto Rick
Lynne Thigpen Jo
Toni Howard
Bernie Pollack
Michael M. Ryan
Lynn Stalmaster
Ronald L. Schwary Phil Weintraub
Debra Mooney Mrs. Mallory
Amy Lawrence Amy
Susan Merson Page
James Carruthers Middle-Aged Man
Estelle Getty Middle-Aged Woman
Christine Ebersole Linda
Sam Stoneburner Actor
Marjorie Lovett Salesgirl
Willy Switkes Man at Cab
Tony Craig Joel Spector
Anne Shropshire Mrs. Crawley
Pamela Lincoln Secretary
Bernie Passeltiner Mac
Murray Schisgal Party Guest
John Carpenter First Actor
Bob Levine Second Actor
Richard Whiting Priest
Jim Jansen Stage Manager
Susan Egbert Diane
Kas Self Acting Student
Tom Mardirosian Stage Manager
Gavin Reed Director
Annie Korzen Autograph Hound
Lois de Banzie Autograph Hound
Phillip Borsos
Robert Meadows
Technical Credits
Sydney Pollack Director, Producer
Stephen Bishop Songwriter
Charles Evans Executive Producer
Sylvia Fay Casting
Larry Gelbart Original Story, Screenwriter
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Toni Howard Casting
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
George Masters Makeup
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Don McGuire Original Story
Gerald R. Molen Production Designer
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Dorothy Pearl Makeup
Dick Richards Producer
Owen Roizman Cinematographer
Murray Schisgal Screenwriter
Ronald L. Schwary Producer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
William Steinkamp Editor
Ezra Swerdlow Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Tonery Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tootsie
1. Chapter 1 [5:40]
2. Chapter 2 [4:23]
3. Chapter 3 [4:19]
4. Chapter 4 [6:02]
5. Chapter 5 [3:53]
6. Chapter 6 [3:56]
7. Chapter 7 [4:02]
8. Chapter 8 [5:26]
9. Chapter 9 [2:49]
10. Chapter 10 [4:01]
11. Chapter 11 [3:09]
12. Chapter 12 [5:34]
13. Chapter 13 [4:58]
14. Chapter 14 [4:37]
15. Chapter 15 [3:16]
16. Chapter 16 [5:02]
17. Chapter 17 [5:24]
18. Chapter 18 [2:40]
19. Chapter 19 [3:26]
20. Chapter 20 [1:31]
21. Chapter 21 [3:02]
22. Chapter 22 [3:15]
23. Chapter 23 [3:25]
24. Chapter 24 [3:33]
25. Chapter 25 [4:06]
26. Chapter 26 [4:11]
27. Chapter 27 [3:49]
28. Chapter 28 [6:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tootsie
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   Languages
      Audio Set Up: English
      Audio Set Up: French/Fran├žais
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: French/Fran├žais
      Subtitles: Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie
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         A Better Man
         Keep It Real
         Good Friends
      Deleted Scenes
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         What a Surprise
         I Made You Some Soup
         Anybody Home?
         Amy Let Go
         Your Own Character
         You Can't Play an Animal
         I'm a Virgin
         Wrong Door
         Signing an Autograph
      Dustin Hoffman Screen Test Footage
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best...

    Tootsie has withstood the test of time. It is such a well-rounded movie with a superb cast. This will be always be a classic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true comedy that you'll love

    Tootsie is a movie about a guy Micheal Dorsy a talented actor but he doesn't get the part in the play so he soons disguies as a women and changes his name to Dorthoy Michelas and meets Julie My favorite scence on this movie is when Julie tells Dorthy about the line a guy could say to her So Micheal Dorsy says the line to Julie I could lay a big line on you and we could do alot of roleplaying but the truth is I find you very intersting and I would like to make love to you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Classics Never Die

    The inspiration for movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and White Chicks, Tootsie features a remarkable cast headed by Dustin Hoffman. The movie never runs dry, and it will keep you laughing long after the credits roll. Also stars Bill Murry, Gena Davis, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Woah, this movie helped me reveal my feminine side!!!!!

    Wonderful, a guy dressed as a woman, iv'e always wanted to do that but never could.(dad doesn't like that). Anyway great movie, Dustin is sooo cute, cute enough to date!!

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