The chance meeting of two young girls from totally different backgrounds becomes the friendship of a lifetime. As they lead their separate lives, they come to realize and later rely on the strength that their friendship provides. Academy Award Nominations: Best Art Direction.
Garry Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Garry K. Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Gary K. Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Gary Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Albert Brenner - Production Designer/Art Director
Lainie Kazan - Comedienne/Actress
John Heard - American actor, HOME ALONE (1990)
Barbara Hershey - American actress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Barbara Herzstein - American actress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Barbara Seagull - American actress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Bette Midler - American actress/singer, THE ROSE (1979)
The story of a deep friendship, lasting from childhood to beyond death, between two very different women -- one a poor but ambitious Jewish girl from the Bronx who goes on to become a famous Broadway star, and the other an attractive WASP from a wealthy San Francisco family who starts out with all the advantages in life yet manages to find nothing but disappointment.
Estimated budget $20 million. Shot in Metrocolor. Eugenia Weston designed Bette Midler's makeup and Bob Mills applied it; Barbara Lorenz was Ms. Midler's hairstylist. Critically-lauded screen debut of young actress Mayim Bialik, who in the early 90s became the star of a popular television sitcom called "Blossom". Working titles for the film were "Friends" and "Remember Me."