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Director: Sydney Pollack (Dir)
Release Date:   Dec 1982
Premiere Information:   New York and Los Angeles openings: 17 Dec 1982
Duration (in mins):   116
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Cast:   Dustin Hoffman (Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels)  
    Jessica Lange (Julie)  
    Teri Garr (Sandy)  
    Dabney Coleman (Ron)  
    George Gaynes (John Van Horn)  
    Geena Davis (April)  
    Doris Belack (Rita)  
  And Charles Durning (Les)  
    Bill Murray (Jeff)  
    Sydney Pollack (George Fields)  
    Ellen Foley (Jacqui)  
    Peter Gatto (Rick)  
    Lynne Thigpen (Jo)  
    Ronald L. Schwary (Phil Weintraub)  
    Debra Mooney (Mrs. Mallory)  
    Amy Lawrence (Amy)  
    Kenny Sinclair (Boy)  
    Susan Merson (Page)  
    Michael Ryan (Middle-aged man)  
    Estelle Getty (Middle-aged woman)  
    Christine Ebersole (Linda)  
    Bernie Pollack (Actor #1)  
    Sam Stoneburner (Actor #2)  
    Marjorie M. Lovett (Salesgirl)  
    Willy Switkes (Man at cab)  
    Gregory Camillucci (Maitre d')  
    Barbara Spiegel (Billie)  
    Tony Craig (Joel Spector)  
    Walter Cline (Bartender)  
    Suzanne Von Schaack (Party girl)  
    Anne Shropshire (Mrs. Crawley)  
    Pamela Lincoln (Secretary)  
    Mary Donnet (Receptionist)  
    Bernie Passeltiner (Mac)  
    Mallory Jones (Girl #1)  
    Patti Cohane (Girl #2)  
    Murray Schisgal (Party guest)  
    Gregory Gorman (Photographer)  
    Anne Prager (Acting student)  
    John Carpenter (First actor)  
    Bob Levine (Second actor)  
    Richard Whiting (Priest)  
    Jim Jansen (Stage manager #2)  
    Susan Egbert (Diane)  
    Kas Self (Acting student)  
    Tom Mardirosian (Stage manager)  
    Richard Wirth (Mel [Technical director])  
    Gavin Reed (Director)  
  Autograph hounds: Anne Korzen    
    Ibbits Warriner    
    Lois De Banzie    
    Stephen C. Prutting    
  [and] Carole Holland    


Production Company: Mirage Enterprises  
  Punch Films  
  Delphi Productions  
Production Text: Columbia Pictures Presents
A Sydney Pollack Film
A Mirage/Punch Production
Brand Name:

Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures  
Director: Sydney Pollack (Dir)
  Gerald R. Molen (Unit prod mgr)
  Gerald R. Molen (Unit prod mgr)
  Gerald R. Molen (Unit prod mgr)
  David McGiffert (Asst dir)
  David McGiffert (Asst dir)
  Joseph Reidy (2d asst dir)
  Ann Egbert (DGA trainee)
Producer: Charles Evans (Exec prod)
  Sydney Pollack (Prod)
  Dick Richards (Prod)
  Tom Burns (Prod asst)
  Justin Cooke (Prod asst)
  David Sardi (Prod asst)
  Carey Bozanich (Prod asst)
  Stephanie Brooks (Prod asst)
  Gary Vermillion (Prod asst)
  Karl Steinkamp (Prod asst)
  Tony Lani (Prod asst)
Writer: Larry Gelbart (Scr)
  Murray Schisgal (Scr)
  Don McGuire (Story)
  Larry Gelbart (Story)
Photography: Owen Roizman (Dir of photog)
  Bill Steiner (Cam op)
  Michael Green (Cam 1st asst)
  Scott Rathner (Cam 2d asst)
  Brian Hamill (Unit still photog)
  Dick Quinlan (Gaffer)
  Bob Rose (Key grip)
  Michael Miller (Key grip)
Art Direction: Peter Larkin (Prod des)
Film Editor: Fredric Steinkamp (Ed)
  William Steinkamp (Ed)
  Nancy Weizer (Asst ed)
  Don Brochu (Asst ed)
  Jill Savitt (Asst ed)
Set Decoration: Tom Tonery (Set dec)
  William Lucek (Scenic artist)
  Jimmy Raitt (Prop master)
Costumes: Ruth Morley (Cost des by)
  Bernie Pollack (Cost supv)
  Franke Piazza (Men`s cost)
  Jennifer Nichols (Women`s cost)
Music: Dave Grusin (Mus)
  Else Blangsted (Mus ed)
Sound: Les Lazarowitz (Sd mixer)
  Tod Maitland (Boom man)
  Effective Sound Unlimited (Sd eff)
  Tom McCarthy, Jr. (Sd eff)
  Don Walden (Sd eff)
  Arthur Piantadosi (Re-rec mixer)
  Les Fresholtz (Re-rec mixer)
  Dick Alexander (Re-rec mixer)
Special Effects: Pacific Title (Titles and opts)
Make Up: Dorthy Pearl (Mr. Hoffman's make-up created and des by)
  George Masters (Mr. Hoffman's make-up created and des by)
  C. Romaina Ford (Makeup artist)
  Allen Weisinger (Mr. Hoffman's make-up created and des by)
  Joe Coscia (Hairstylist)
  Tony Marrero (Hairstylist)
  Dorothy Pearl (Ms. Lange's make-up)
  Toni Walker (Ms. Lange's hair stylist)
Production Misc: Lynn Stalmaster (Casting)
  Toni Howard & Associates (Casting)
  Ken Ryan (Auditor)
  Anne Guerin (Unit pub)
  Sylvia Fay (Extra casting )
  Renee Bodner (Scr supv)
  Pete Lombardi (Asst auditor)
  Whitey McEvoy (Transportation capt)
  Ezra Swerdlow (Loc mgr)
  Jonathan Filley (Loc mgr)
  Bruce Patterson (Prod office coord)
  Harriette Kanew (Asst prod office coord)
  Lee Gottsegen (Asst to Dustin Hoffman)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

Songs: "Tootsie" and "It Might Be You," lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman, music by Dave Grusin, sung by Stephen Bishop.
Composer: Alan Bergman
  Marilyn Bergman
  Dave Grusin
Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 7/1/1983 dd/mm/yyyy PA159634

PCA NO: 26870
Physical Properties: Sd:
  col: Color by Technicolor®
  Lenses/Prints: Lenses and Panaflex® Camera by Panavision®

Genre: Comedy

Note: Tootsie was ranked 69th on AFI's 2007 100 Years…100 Movies--10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films, down from the 62nd position it held on AFI's 1997 list. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Daily Variety   8 Dec 1982   p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter   8 Dec 1982   p. 3.
Los Angeles Times   17 Dec 1982   Calendar, p. 1.
Ms.   Mar 1983   pp. 39-43.
New Republic   24 Jan 1983   pp. 24-25.
New York Times   17 Dec 1982   Section III, p. 12.
New York Times   19 Dec 1982   Section III, p. 1.
New York Times   13 Jan 1983   Section III, p. 7.
New York Times   16 Jan 1983   Section III, p. 1.
New Yorker   27 Dec 1982   p. 68.
Newsweek   13 Dec 1982   p. 81.
Rolling Stone   3 Feb 1983   p. 33.
Sight and Sound   Summer, 1983   pp. 212-13.
Time   20 Dec 1982   pp. 76-77.
Variety   8 Dec 1982   p. 16.
Village Voice   21 Dec 1982   pp. 71-72.
Village Voice   28 Dec 1982   pp. 43-45.
American Cinematographer   Apr 1983   pp. 59-63.

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