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For the Boys (1991)

R
138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". ...See moreWith the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later, they continue their work, but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign, and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too. Written by Volker Boehm See less
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Director
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Neal Jimenez (story) (screenplay) | Lindy Laub (story) (screenplay) | Marshall Brickman (screenplay)
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$ 40,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 71,348
Gross (USA)
$ 17,860,280
Gross (World)
$ 23,202,444
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Nov 27, 1991 (United States)

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Bette Midler
Dixie Leonard Dixie Leonard   See fewer
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James Caan
Eddie Sparks Eddie Sparks   See fewer
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George Segal
Art Silver Art Silver   See fewer
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Patrick O'Neal
Shephard Shephard   See fewer
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Christopher Rydell
Danny Leonard Danny Leonard   See fewer
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Arye Gross
Jeff Brooks Jeff Brooks   See fewer
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Norman Fell
Sam Schiff Sam Schiff   See fewer
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Rosemary Murphy
Luanna Trott Luanna Trott   See fewer
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Dori Brenner
Loretta Loretta   See fewer
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Jack Sheldon
Wally Fields Wally Fields   See fewer
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Karen Martin
Victoria Lee Victoria Lee   See fewer
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Shannon Wilcox
Margaret Sparks Margaret Sparks   See fewer
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Michael Greene
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Steven Kampmann
Stan Newman Stan Newman   See fewer
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Richard Portnow
Milt, Recording Studio Milt, Recording Studio   See fewer
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Pattie Darcy
Myra, Recording Studio Myra, Recording Studio   See fewer
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Beau Dremann
Army Messenger, Recording Studio Army Messenger, Recording Studio   See fewer
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Jameson Rodgers
Danny Leonard (at 4), Recording Studio Danny Leonard (at 4), Recording Studio   See fewer
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Gary Gershaw
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Jim Raposa
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Danny Leonard (at 12), New York Danny Leonard (at 12), New York   See fewer
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Hayley Carr
Ann Sparks, New York Ann Sparks, New York   See fewer
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Kate Sparks, New York Kate Sparks, New York   See fewer
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Merry Sparks, New York Merry Sparks, New York   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 4,638 votes