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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
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Mary Agnes Donoghue Mary Agnes Donoghue
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"I like American movies now!"

12 months ago at Oct 8 13:59
I was in another country once where the only American films they showed in the cinema were either the ultra-violent (Jean-Claude Van Damme / Steven Segal movies) or the ultra-steamy (e.g. "Basic Instinct", "Pretty Woman"). Many parents would refuse to let their children watch these, allowing them only to watch Indian movies. I tried frantically to convince some of the locals that there were many o... read more
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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 find nothing but disappointment. The chance meeting of two young girls from totally different backgrounds becomes the friendship of a lifetime. As they lead their separate lives, they come to realize and later rely on the strength that their friendship provides. Academy Award Nominations: Best Art ... (more)
Release date: 13 January 1989
UPC: 717951000620
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" Beaches (also known as Forever Friends) is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue and based on Iris Rainer Dart's 1985 novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, Mayim Bialik, John Heard, James Read, Spalding Gray, and Lainie Kazan. Despite generally negative reviews from critics, the film was a commercial success, grossing $59 million at the box office. The story of a deep friendship, lasting from childhood"


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"FORMAT: 35mm CONDITION: ★★★★½ NOTES: One of the Disney season’s Touchstone Pictures screenings, knowingly preceded with an intentionally gay Disney film, Steven Clay Hunter’s SparkShort Out. An incredibly well-preserved original release print, although the third reel is the least stable, while the closing reel features the most dust. DATE: August 3rd 2023 CINEMA: BFI LOCATION: Southbank"


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"Other Nomination Best Musical or Comedic Score Best Musical or Comedic Film Score "


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"I like American movies now!"

“I was in another country once where the only American films they showed in the cinema were either the ultra-violent (Jean-Claude Van Damme / Steven Segal movies) or the ultra-steamy (e.g. "Basic Instinct", "Pretty Woman"). Many parents would refuse to let their children watch these, allowing them only to watch Indian movies. I tried frantically to convince some of the locals that there were many other kinds of American films that they would love. They didn't believe me. So, I rented a video - "Beaches". After watching it, the people around me were shocked and said, "I like American movies now!"

Two unlikely friends meet by chance in childhood and keep up their friendship over the years through ups and downs, crises and victories, and reversing economic positions more than once. T” read more

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"If Beaches is your favorite movie......then it's time to take that Ibuprofen for your back. "


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"A nicely-paced movie about a lifetime of an unusual friendship. The two leads are strong enough and the ending is effectively sad."


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"A nicely-paced movie about a lifetime of an unusual friendship. The two leads are strong enough and the ending is effectively sad."


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" Directed by: Garry Marshall Produced by: Bonnie Bruckheimer, Bette Midler, and Margaret Jeuth Written by: Mary Agnes Donoghue Based on the novel by: Iris Rainer Dart Cinematography: Dante Spinotti Edited by; Richard Halsey Music by: Georges Delerue Music and lyrics by: Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures"


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