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Tootsie [videorecording] /

by Hoffman, Dustin; Lange, Jessica; Garr, Teri; Coleman, Dabney; Durning, Charles; Davis, Geena; Murray, Bill; Gelbart, Larry; Pollack, Sydney; Columbia Pictures; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: AFI's 100 greatest movies (1982).Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001]Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 076783402X :.Language note: In English and French with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles; Closed-captioned.Title notes: $20.00 6-2004 (SPM)Subject(s): Impersonation -- Drama | Male actors -- Drama | Unemployed -- Drama | Actuación teatral -- Teatro | Actores -- Teatro | Feature films | Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, Bill Murray.Summary: Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
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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 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Videodisc release of the 1982 motion picture.

"03747."

Special features: bonus trailers; filmographies; production notes.

Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; executive producer, Charles Evans ; story, Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart ; screenplay, Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal ; producers, Sydney Pollack and Dick Richards ; director, Sydney Pollack.

Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, Bill Murray.

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."

Rated PG.

DVD, Region 1, widescreen and Full screen presentations.

In English and French with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles; Closed-captioned.

$20.00 6-2004 (SPM)

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Library Journal Review

Two comedy classics produced almost a half-century apart represent the best of their respective eras. One of the prolific Capra's (It's a Wonderful Life) most popular films, Night (1934) remains an enduring rom-com from long before the term was coined. Clark Gable delivers his usual roguish charm as a fired newspaperman who inevitably falls for an infamous runaway socialite -(Claudette Colbert) while pursuing a story about her. That rare Oscar winner for picture, actor, actress, director, and screenplay, this is a delight. In Tootsie (1982), an out-of-work actor (Dustin Hoffman) known for being "difficult" secretly cross-dresses in order to land a soap-opera part. What turns out to be a good career move seriously complicates his love life in Pollack's (Out of Africa) comic masterwork. VERDICT Replete with making-of features, cast and critic interviews, and other extras, these newly restored -reissues cement each film's status in the comedy pantheon. Add as new, or replace existing copies. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/14.]-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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