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Stubborn, unemployed actor Michael Dorsey (Hoffman) disguises himself as a woman named Dorothy Michaels to secure a part on a soap opera. As his popularity on TV mounts, his love life becomes increasingly soap operatic. Hoffman is delightful, as is the rest of the stellar cast, especially Lange as the cast member he falls in love with. Debut of Davis; Murray's performance was unbilled. Director Pollack plays Michael's put-upon agent, George Fields.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, New York, New York, Gender Bending, Behind the Scenes, Mass Media, Role Reversal, Scams, Stings & Cons, 4 Bones
Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Don McGuire
Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Bill Murray, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, George Gaynes, Estelle Getty, Christine Ebersole, Sydney Pollack
Owen Roizman
Sydney Pollack
Dave Grusin


Oscars 1982: Support. Actress (Lange); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1983: Actor (Hoffman); Golden Globes 1983: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Hoffman), Film--Mus./Comedy, Support. Actress (Lange); L.A. Film Critics 1982: Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 1998;; N.Y. Film Critics 1982: Director (Pollack), Screenplay, Support. Actress (Lange); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1982: Actor (Hoffman), Film, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Lange); Writers Guild 1982: Orig. Screenplay.

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This really funny movie is about a man named Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman), who is a really good actor with a bad attitude so he can't find any acting jobs because he has made everyone angry. Out of desperation, he decides to try out for a female soap opera part so he dresses up as a woman, becomes Dorthy Michaels and gets the starring role. Everyone likes Dorthy, including his co-star Julie (Jessica Lange) and then Michael/Dorthy falls in love with Julie, who of course, can't know that Dorthy likes her. Michael discovers one thing from being a woman and that is that he is going to be a better man. You'll get a lot of laughs from this movie and all the actors do a really great job!