Plot – Michael Dorsey is a meticulous and clever actor, but he isn't able to get good roles. One day, thanks to a series of casualties, he does a casting dressed as a woman and he ironically gets an important role in a never-ending TV series. The success and the troubles arrive. The life of Dorothy-Michael is busy and full of situations that the actor struggles to control. Things worsen when he falls in love with his colleague Julie, who thinks he’s a woman. Meanwhile, Dorothy-Michael is seduced by Julie’s father and another old actor. He breaks up with his girlfriend Sandy, who finds his behavior too weird. At the end, to solve things out, Michael reveals the truth in front of millions of viewers with a brilliant improvisation. Once the general astonishment is over, he gains the success he was waiting for and, above all, Julie’s love.
All actors – Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack, Ellen Foley, Peter Gatto, Lynne Thigpen, Ronald L. Schwary, Debra Mooney, Amy Lawrence, Kenny Sinclair, Susan Merson, Michael Ryan, Robert D. Wilson, James Carruthers, Estelle Getty, Christine Ebersole, Bernie Pollack, Sam Stoneburner, Marjorie Lovett, Willy Switkes, Gregory Camillucci, Barbara Spiegel, Tony Craig, Walter Cline, Suzanne von Schaack, Anne Shropshire, Pamela Lincoln, Mary Donnet, Bernie Passeltiner, Mallory Jones, Patti Cohane, Murray Schisgal, Greg Gorman, Anne Prager, John Carpenter, Bob Levine, Richard Whiting, Jim Jansen, Susan Egbert, Kas Self, Tom Mardirosian, Richard Wirth, Gavin Reed, Annie Korzen, Ibbits Warriner, Lois De Banzie, Stephen Prutting, Carole Holland, , Tobin Bell, Phillip Borsos, Cassandra Danz, Jim Dratfield, Paul E. Guskin, John Kapelos, Gene Shalit, Andy Warhol, Joyce Worsleyshow all
“Tootsie” Quotes 19 quotes
“- John Van Horne: I'm just an untalented old has-been.
- Dorothy Michaels: Were you ever famous?
- John Van Horne: No.
- Dorothy Michaels: Then how can you be a has-been?”
“Good night, Michael. It was a wonderful party. My date left with someone else. I had a lot of fun. Do you have any Seconol?”
“- Les: Why'd you do it?
- Michael Dorsey: I needed the work.
- Les: The only reason you're still breathing is because I never kissed you.”
“You cannot wear white to a casual dinner. It's too dressy.”
“- George Fields: No, no, that's too limited... nobody in Hollywood wants to work with you either. I can't even set you up for a commercial. You played a tomato for 30 seconds - they went a half a day over schedule because you wouldn't sit down.
- Michael Dorsey: Of course. It was illogical.
- George Fields: You were a tomato. A tomato doesn't...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Sandy: Wish me luck.
- Michael Dorsey: Fuck you.
- Sandy: Thanks.”
“Mike, I really appreciate you're doing this, but... it is just for the money, isn't it? It's not just so you can wear these little outfits?”
“- Sandy: No, I'm not worried about that audition.
- Michael Dorsey: Why? Why are you so worried?
- Sandy: Because I'm not gonna get it, I'm not gonna get it, because I'm completely wrong for it.
- Michael Dorsey: Why, what kind of a part is it?
- Sandy: A woman!”
“I knew there was a reason she didn't like me!”
“I never said I love you. You're one of the dearest friends I've ever had, but let's not pretend that we're something we're not, or we're gonna lose everything we have!”
“- Ron: You don't like me, do you? Now, I can respect that. There's not many women that I can't make like me. Why don't you like me?
- Michael Dorsey: I don't like the way you treat Julie. I don't like the way you patronize her. I don't like the way you deceive her. I don't like the way you lie to her.”