Tootsie (1982)

What do you get when you cross a hopelessly straight starving actor with a dynamite red sequined dress? You get America's hottest new actress.
Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor with an impossible reputation. In order to find work and fund his friend's play he dresses as a woman, Dorothy Michaels, and lands the part in a daytime drama. Dorsey loses himself in this woman role and essentially becomes Dorothy Michaels, captivating women all around the city and inspiring them to break free from the control of men and become more like Dorsey's initial identity. This newfound role, however, lands Dorsey in a hot spot between a female friend/'lover,' a female co-star he falls in love with, that co-star's father who falls in love with him, and a male co-star who yearns for his affection.

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  • Sydney Pollack
  • Don McGuire
  • Elaine May
  • Barry Levinson
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  • Release Date: 1982-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Budget: $21,000,000
  • Revenue: $177,200,000
  • Company : -
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Tootsie Cast & Crew

Charles Durning

Les Nichols

Jessica Lange

Julie Nichols

Debra Mooney

Mrs. Mallory

Dustin Hoffman

Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels

John Kapelos

Actor at Party (uncredited)

Dabney Coleman

Ron Carlisle

Bill Murray

Jeff Slater

Teri Garr


Sydney Pollack

George Fields

George Gaynes

John Van Horn

Ellen Foley


Estelle Getty

Middle-Aged Woman

Jim Jansen

Stage Manager #2

Tom Mardirosian

Stage Manager

Annie Korzen

Autograph Hound

Lois de Banzie

Autograph Hound

Tobin Bell

Waiter (uncredited)

Phillip Borsos


Andy Warhol

Himself (uncredited)

Pamela Lincoln


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