Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: December 17, 1982
DVD: May 29, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 3.57
based on 7 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, Geena Davis


New York-based actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) has a reputation for being a perfectionist, which makes him difficult to work with. When he realizes no one will hire him despite his talent, he gets increasingly frustrated.

That is, until his friend Sandy (Teri Garr), tries out for a role on a popular soap opera and doesn't get it. Michael decides to dress up as a woman and try out for the part himself under the name Dorothy Michaels. He gets the job and soon finds himself a star as audiences relate to his strong female character.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Charles Evans
Screenplay: Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal

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  • 5 stars "Brilliant, timeless, hilarious & still equally accessible & entertaining. One of those rare comedies, along with Woody Allen's masterpiece, Annie Hall and Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, that actually benefits from the grandeur of the big-screen. Decidedly worth the price of a ticket, a large popcorn & soda. If you've never seen this timeless comedy or if you've only ever seen it on television, you really should check it out; trust won't leave disappointed."
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