PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
The film's Costume Supervisor and brother of actor and Director Sydney Pollack as Actor #1. This was the second of three times that he appeared in one of his brother's movies, the first was Bobby Deerfield (1977), and the final one was Havana (1990).
I don't believe in hell. I believe in UNEMPLOYMENT, but not hell.
Michael is surprised that he has to share a room with Julie when they are visiting Julie's father. But he brought along a wig with curlers supposedly to give the impression that Dorothy sleeps in her curlers. There would be no reason for going through that trouble if he thought he was sleeping in a separate room.
Dustin Hoffman is credited twice: Dustin Hoffman .... Michael Dorsey Dustin Hoffman .... Dorothy Michaels
Original UK release was cut by 6 seconds to obtain a "PG" classification. Subsequently passed uncut with a "15" certificate.
$5,540,470 19 December 1982
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