Tech Toys for AllSave on tech gifts for everyone on your list.Shop now ›

For the Boys [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 7225051
  • Release Date: 04/07/2015
  • Rating: R
  • 4.3 (9)
$6.99
Other Formats:
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.3
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Synopsis

For the Boys
Bette Midler stars as a Martha Raye-type entertainer during the World War II era in this big-budget nostalgia piece. Midler plays big-band singer Dixie Leonard, who is chosen to perform at an overseas USO Christmas show by her uncle Art Silver (George Segal), a comedy writer for famed comedian Eddie Sparks (James Caan). Dixie is shuttled to London, where she is thrown on-stage with Eddie, who takes an immediate dislike to her. But her performance is a sensation, and the audience can't stop howling at Dixie's smart one-liner comebacks to Eddie. Dixie is catapulted to stardom, and the repartee between Eddie and Dixie becomes the stuff of legend. The two spar together through World War II, the McCarthy era, and Vietnam. But Dixie stops speaking to Eddie when he fires a writer for being a communist sympathizer and, later, she doesn't speak to him again after he arranges for a reunion between her and her son on the battlefields of Vietnam. Finally, Dixie, now an old woman, is cajoled to appear on a television awards show to reunite with a now decrepit Eddie, age 91. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler - Dixie Leonard
  • James Caan
    James Caan - Eddie Sparks
  • George Segal
    George Segal - Art Silver
  • Patrick O'Neal
    Patrick O'Neal - Shephard
  • Image coming soon
    Chris Rydell - Danny

Overall Customer Rating

4.3 (9 Reviews)
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.