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Tootsie [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1982]

SKU:25693593
Release Date:12/16/2014
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • New 4K digital restoration
    • Audio commentary featuring Sydney Pollack
    • New interviews with actor Dustin Hoffman and comedy writer Phil Rosenthal
    • Interview with Dorothy Michaels by film critic Gene Shalit
    • The Making of "Tootsie" (1982) and "A Better Man: The Making of "Tootsie" (2007), two documentaries featuring interviews with cast and crew
    • Screen and wardrobe test footage
    • Deleted scenes and trailers
    • PLUS: an essay by critic Michael Sragow

    Synopsis


    Tootsie
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Dustin Hoffman
      Dustin Hoffman - Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
    • Jessica Lange
      Jessica Lange - Julie
    • Teri Garr
      Teri Garr - Sandy
    • Dabney Coleman
      Dabney Coleman - Ron
    • Charles Durning
      Charles Durning - Les




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