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Beaches
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Bette Midler

Bette Midler

CC Bloom
Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey

Hillary Whitney Essex
John Heard

John Heard

John Pierce
Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray

Dr. Richard Milstein
Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan

Leona Bloom
James Read

James Read

Michael Essex
Grace Johnston

Grace Johnston

Victoria Essex
Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

CC (age 11)


Written by
Iris Rainer

Iris Rainer

Mary Agnes Donoghue

Mary Agnes Donoghue

(screenplay)


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Description: The story of a deep friendship, lasting from childhood to beyond death, between two very different women -- one a poor but ambitious Jewish girl from the Bronx who goes on to become a famous Broadway star, and the other an attractive WASP from a wealthy San Francisco family who starts out with all the advantages in life yet manages to ... (more)
Release date: 21 December 1988
UPC: 717951000620
Drama (8), 1988 (7), Music (6), Comedy (6), Chick Flick (5), Friendship (5), 1980s (4), Illness (3), Death (3), Tear-jerker (3), Romance (3), Melodrama (2), Musical (2), Tearjerker (2), Sad (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), SnP (2), Cancer (2), Dramas (2)
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"The film's oily overdefinition of various class and cultural categories is strident enough to betray a condescending attitude toward the audience. - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader We expect a little spin on the ball. "Beaches" gives us nothing that can't be spotted coming a mile down the road. - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times"


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