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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Dustin Hoffman
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Bill Murray
Geena Davis
Directors
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriters
Larry Gelbart
Don McGuire
Running Time
119 minutes

Tootsie
Dustin Hoffman, one of the actors of his generation, is happy to make a boob of himself in the name of comedy.


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Plot
A struggling actor with a bad reputation (Hoffman) changes his name from Michael Dorsey to Dorothy Michaels and finds success as the fairer sex, starring in a popular soap opera. When he falls in love with a female co-star (Lange), he's forced to either keep it under his false breasts, or come clean and turn himself into a national laughing stock.


Verdict
A sparkling turn by Hoffman and an absolutely fabulous cast make this a risk - and a risque - success.


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