Tootsie

(1982)

Overview

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.

  1. Murray Schisgal

    Screenplay

  2. Don McGuire

    Screenplay

  3. Elaine May

    Screenplay

  4. Larry Gelbart

    Screenplay

  5. Sydney Pollack

    Director

  6. Barry Levinson

    Screenplay

  7. Robert Garland

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels

  2. Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange

    Julie Nichols

  3. Teri Garr

    Teri Garr

    Sandy

  4. Dabney Coleman

    Dabney Coleman

    Ron Carlisle

  5. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Les Nichols

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 16, 1982
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $21,000,000.00

Revenue $177,200,000.00

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