Stubborn, unemployed actor Michael Dorsey (Hoffman) disguises himself as a woman named Dorothy Michaels to secure a part on a soap opera. As his popularity on TV mounts, his love life becomes increasingly soap operatic. Hoffman is delightful, as is the rest of the stellar cast, especially Lange as the cast member he falls in love with. Debut of Davis; Murray's performance was unbilled. Director Pollack plays Michael's put-upon agent, George Fields.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Oscars 1982: Support. Actress (Lange); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1983: Actor (Hoffman); Golden Globes 1983: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Hoffman), Film--Mus./Comedy, Support. Actress (Lange); L.A. Film Critics 1982: Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 1998;; N.Y. Film Critics 1982: Director (Pollack), Screenplay, Support. Actress (Lange); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1982: Actor (Hoffman), Film, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Lange); Writers Guild 1982: Orig. Screenplay.
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