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Directed by Sydney Pollack
Produced by Sydney Pollack
Dick Richards
Written by Larry Gelbart
Barry Levinson (uncredited)
Elaine May (uncredited)
Murray Schisgal
from the story by Gelbart and Don McGuire
Starring Dustin Hoffman
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Dabney Coleman
Music by Dave Grusin (also songs)
Cinematography Owen Roizman
Editing by Fredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) December 17, 1982
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tootsie is a 1982 American romantic comedy-drama movie from Columbia Pictures. It stars Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor, who dresses as a woman and soon has a role in a soap opera.

In 1998 the United States Library of Congress chose the movie to keep in the National Film Registry.

The theme song to the movie, "It Might Be You", was a Top 40 hit in the U.S., and also hit #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Stephen Bishop sang the song and the music was by Dave Grusin / Marilyn and Alan Bergman.


Release dates

Country Premiere
 Canada 17 December 1982
 United States 17 December 1982
 Spain 22 February 1983
 France 2 March 1983
 Australia 3 March 1983
 Sweden 4 March 1983
 Denmark 11 March 1983
 Greece 11 March 1983
 Colombia 23 March 1983
 Finland 25 March 1983
 Norway 25 March 1983
 Portugal 25 March 1983
 West Germany 25 March 1983
 Japan 16 April 1983
 Argentina 21 April 1983
 Italy 22 April 1983
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 22 April 1983
 United Kingdom 28 April 1983
 Brazil 13 May 1983
 Ireland 10 June 1983
 Hong Kong 23 June 1983
 South Korea 10 September 1983
 Poland 1 January 1984
 Soviet Union March 1984
East Germany East Germany 15 June 1984
 Czechoslovakia 10 July 1984
 Hungary 21 February 1985


The movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Lange was the only winner, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

The nominations were:

The movie was number two in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs list in 2000.

It was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Tootsie para niños

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