For the Boys

Starring: James Caan & Bette Midler Director: Mark Rydell  Rated: R: Restricted
Laughter and tears. Tragedy and triumph. They lived it all. For the boys.
For the Boys
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 4.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - French
    • Dolby Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailers (2)
      2. TV Spots (4)
      3. Previews - Fox Flix
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 11/22/1991
"...A custom-tailored showcase for [Midler's] talents....Midler has wisely taken the bull by the horns..."

Plot Synopsis:

In director Mark Rydell's FOR THE BOYS, a USO singer captivates troops and civilians alike. She teams up with one of America's beloved song-and-dance men, and the whole world becomes their stage through three wars and 50 years of music and memories.

Plot Keywords:

Friends | Theatrical Release | World War II

Production Notes:

  • Director Mark Rydell had previously directed Bette Midler in the hit film THE ROSE.
  • Rydell's son, Christopher, plays Bette Midler's son in the film.
  • Screenwriter Neal Jimenez wrote the screenplay for THE RIVER'S EDGE as well as writing and directing WATERDANCE.
  • Martha Raye sued the filmmakers of FOR THE BOYS for allegedly basing the film on her life, the story of which she herself had been trying to pitch to Hollywood studios.
  • Jill Rockow and Michele Burke were the key aging makeup artists. Bob Mills was the makeup artist for Bette Midler. Chuck Hood was the aerial coordinator. Anthony Goldschmidt and Pacific Title did the title design and title opticals.
  • The soundtrack features a previously unrecorded Hoagy Carmichael/Paul Francis Webster tune called "Billy A-Dick," as well as songs by Midler.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 024543013785
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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