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Beaches

The movie Beaches was based on the book Beaches.

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Movie details for Beaches

The movie was released in 1988. Beaches was produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Barbara Hershey, Bette Midler, Robert Ball, Mayim Bialik, Frank Campanella, Michael Elias, Diane Frazen, Michael French, Lynda Goodfriend, Spalding Gray, John Heard, Grace Johnston, Lainie Kazan, Allan Kent, Marcie Leeds, Phil Leeds, Nikki Plant, James Read (II) and Carol Williard.

 

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Garry Marshall's 1988 drama about a 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler) seeking her fortune in show business, is well written (based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart) and nicely textured in its ... Read More
Garry Marshall's 1988 drama about a 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler) seeking her fortune in show business, is well written (based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart) and nicely textured in its contrast between the characters' separate destinies. When Hershey becomes ill with cancer, the film takes a predictably sentimental course, yet Marshall brings out the best in both actresses and catches some very fine drama. The film is a little too long, perhaps, but overall it is a fine experience. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Beaches

Beaches was written by Iris Rainer Dart. The book was published in 1977 by audible.com. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite... Read More

Loudmouthed, redheaded Cee Cee Bloom has her sights set on Hollywood. Bertie White, quiet and conservative, dreams of getting married and having children. In 1951, their childhood worlds collide in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch as pen pals, they reunite over the years ... always near the ocean.

Powerful and moving, this novel follows Cee Cee and Bertie's extraordinary friendship over the course of thirty years as they transform from adolescents into adults. A bestselling novel that became a hugely successful film, Beaches is funny, heartbreaking, and a tale that should be a part of every woman's library.