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For the Boys (1991)

Director: Mark Rydell     Starring: James Caan Bette Midler
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40677937
UPC: 024543013785
UPC 14: 00024543013785
Category Keywords: Friends  Theatrical Release  World War II
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Two uso performers carry on a 50-year relationship through marriages, deaths and three destructive wars.
Editor's Note
In this ambitious musical saga, unknown USO singer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler) is teamed up with one of America's beloved song-and-dance men--Eddie Sparks (James Caan)--in England during World War II, beginning a 50-year partnership of music, laughter, and tears. Eddie is a seductive comedian and singer as notorious for his roving eye as he is for his jokes, while Dixie is a feisty but vulnerable and incredibly talented entertainer. Through three wars, a Golden Era television show, the McCarthy trials, and, in later years, an awards ceremony, FOR THE BOYS chronicles the relationship of this perfect onstage, tumultuous offstage couple as it's highlighted by historic events. George Segal adds further complexities to the couple's relationship as Dixie's showbiz uncle who is interrogated during the McCarthy era. With this nostalgic film, director Mark Rydell creates--in the spirit of old MGM musicals laced with a serious, modern look at war--a highly entertaining and touching film. The heroic cinematography, authentic period costumes and sets, and wonderful musical numbers all enhance this gripping melodrama.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/2/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 145 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2001378
Video UPC UPC: 00024543013785
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Rosemary Murphy
Video Cast Info Christopher Rydell
Video Cast Info Shannon Wilcox
Video Cast Info Arye Gross
Video Cast Info Bud Yorkin
Video Cast Info Karen Martin
Video Cast Info Melissa Manchester
Video Cast Info Norman Fell
Video Cast Info George Segal
Video Cast Info David Bowe
Video Cast Info Jason Iorg
Video Cast Info James Caan
Video Cast Info Patrick O'Neal
Video Cast Info Steven Kampmann
Video Cast Info Dori Brenner
Video Cast Info Michael Green
Video Cast Info Bette Midler
Video Cast Info Jack Sheldon
Video Cast Info Mark Rydell - Director
Plot Summary
In director Mark Rydell's FOR THE BOYS, a USO singer captivates troops and civilians alike. She teams up with one of America's beloved song-and-dance men, and the whole world becomes their stage through three wars and 50 years of music and memories.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...A custom-tailored showcase for [Midler's] talents....Midler has wisely taken the bull by the horns..." 11/22/1991 p.C12

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Midler,Bette
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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