Directors: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Jeff Slater: Bill Murray; Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels: Dustin Hoffman; April Page: Geena Davis; Julie Nichols: Jessica Lange; Jo: Lynne Thigpen; Ron Carlisle: Dabney Coleman; Les Nichols: Charles Durning; Sandy Lester: Teri Garr; John Van Horn: George Gaynes; Rita Marshall: Doris Belack; Jacqui: Ellen Foley; Rick: Peter Gatto; Phil Weintraub: Ronald L. Schwary; Mrs. Mallory: Debra Mooney
Taglines: What do you get when you cross a hopelessly straight starving actor with a dynamite red sequined dress? You get America’s hottest new actress.
This Is a Hell of a Way To Make a Living.
This Christmas everyone will know that she’s Dustin Hoffman and he’s Tootsie.
He’s Tootsie… She’s Dustin Hoffman
Desperate, he took a female role and became a star. If only he could tell the woman he loves.
Can you keep a secret? In the next 72 hours, this desperate, unemployed actor will secretly audition for the lead of a soap opera. And become America’s hottest new actress.
Storyline: Michael Dorsey is desperate; he can’t find a job. That is, until he gets a female role in a soap opera and becomes very famous. Of course, nobody knows that this new television star is a man… But, after a while, he falls in love with the leading actress of the series, and here is the big problem: how can he express his feelings, since she thinks that Michael is a woman?