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      Beaches

      1988, Drama, 2h 3m

      44 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      Not all great soundtracks make good movies, and Beaches lacks the wind beneath its wings. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Hillary (Barbara Hershey) and CC (Bette Midler) meet as children vacationing in Atlantic City, N.J., and remain friends throughout the decades. As CC, a loud New Yorker, pursues a singing career, Hillary, a staid Californian, becomes a successful lawyer. Over the years, they often quarrel or compete, but, as other relationships flourish and die, the two women are always there for each other, traveling from coast to coast through the most tumultuous times.

      • Rating: PG-13

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Garry Marshall

      • Producer: Margaret South, Bette Midler, Bonnie Bruckheimer

      • Writer: Mary Agnes Donoghue

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $56.4M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

      • Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Bette Midler
      Barbara Hershey
      John Heard
      Spalding Gray
      Lainie Kazan
      James Read
      Grace Johnston
      Mayim Bialik
      Marcie Leeds
      Teri Schwartz
      Georges Delerue
      Dante Spinotti
      Richard Halsey
      Albert Brenner
      William Barclay
      Frank Richwood
      Michael Bird
      Garrett Lewis
      Benjamin Rosenberg

      Critic Reviews for Beaches

      Audience Reviews for Beaches

      • Dec 19, 2010

        This movie always makes me cry

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      • Jun 08, 2010

        Such awful, awful melodrama, but I love it! DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HEEEEROOOO?

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      • May 10, 2010

        (1988 Director: Garry Marshall) One of the best "friends" movies I have ever watched--watched with a great friend Saturday night. Highly recommend this tale of unbreakable friendship, jealousy & the realities of fame & life's choices. Stars Bette Midler & Barbara Hershey.

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      • Aug 27, 2009

        Very sad! But such a sweet story of friendship.

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