For the Boys(Movie, 1991)

2h 18min | Genres: Drama, Music
For the BoysRating: 3.3/5 (with 2525 votes)
For the Boys is a 1991 American musical comedy-drama film that traces the life of Dixie Leonard, a 1940s actress/singer who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer, to entertain American troops. As in The Rose, Midler's first starring role and also a blockbuster quasi-biopic, the film is fiction. However, actress and singer Martha Raye believed that Midler's character was based on many widely known facts about her life and career with the USO and pursued legal action based on that assumption. After a protracted legal engagement, Raye ultimately lost the case. The Caan character was generally believed to be based on Bob Hope. The film was adapted by Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez and Lindy Laub from a story by Jimenez and Laub. It was directed by Mark Rydell and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin. It stars Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, ()
Movie poster of For the Boys

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Awards & Nominations for For the Boys

Academy Award for Best Actress

About For the Boys

On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard, Eddie decides he wants her out of the show — mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, but her uncle, Art Silver, convinces her to stay. As the years and wars go by, Eddie and Dixie experience a tumultuous relationship onstage and off while they continue the act for the troops.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 15 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/22/1991
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"For the Boys - Tage des Ruhms, Tage der Liebe"
Budget: 40,000,000 USD
Revenue: 23,202,444 USD (= 58%)

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