Tootsie

United States, 1982

Film
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Nobody will hire the rash Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) because he has antagonised every producer in New York. When his girlfriend fails an audition for a soap opera; Michael dresses up as “Dorothy Michaels” and lands the part. Michael’s sole conspirators are his agent George and his room mate Geoff. All goes well until “Dorothy” falls in love with beautiful co-star Julie (Jessica Lange) - and Julie’s father falls for “Dorothy.” Co-starring Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Charles Durning and Sydney Pollack.

Credits

production company

Mirage Enterprises

co-producer

Sydney Pollack

Dick Richards

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302937

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Soap operas

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television broadcasting

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women in television

Comedy

Drama

Drama → Soap operas

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Transvestites

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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