Tootsie (1982)

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116 min.
Plot  Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a respected but perfectionist actor. Nobody in New York wants to hire him anymore because he is difficult to work with. According to his long-suffering agent George Fields (Sydney Pollack), Michael's attention to detail and difficult reputation led a commercial he worked on to run significantly over-schedule, because the idea of a tomato sitting down was "illogical" to him. After many months without a job, Michael hears of an opening on the soap opera ''Southwest General'' from his friend and acting student Sandy Lester (Teri Garr), who tries out for the role of a hospital administrator Emily Kimberly but does not get it. In desperation, and as a result of his agent telling him that "no one will hire you", he dresses as a woman, auditions as "Dorothy Michaels" and wins the part. Michael takes the job as a way to raise $8,000 to produce a play, written by his roommate Jeff Slater (Bill Murray), titled ''Return To Love Canal.'' Michael plays his charact...  

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman
Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
Bill Murray
Jeff Slater
Jessica Lange
Julie Nichols
Teri Garr
Sandra "Sandy" Lester
Dabney Coleman
Ron Carlisle
Charles Durning
Leslie "Les" Nichols
Sydney Pollack
George Fields
George Gaynes
John Van Horn
Geena Davis
April Page
Doris Belack
Rita Marshall
Estelle Getty
Middle Aged Woman
Tobin Bell
Waiter (uncredited)

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All Titles

Tootsie
English Original Title

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Country

United States

Language

English

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