For the Boys

Laughter and tears. Tragedy and triumph. They lived it all. For the boys.

Categories: Drama, Music
On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard, Eddie decides he wants her out of the show — mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, but her uncle, Art Silver, convinces her to stay. As the years and wars go by, Eddie and Dixie experience a tumultuous relationship onstage and off while they continue the act for the troops.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1991-11-22
Run time: 138 minute / 2:18
Budget: $40,000,000
Revenue: $23,202,444
Director: Mark Rydell
Writers: Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub.
Production Companies : All Girl Productions, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America





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Bette Midler
as Dixie Leonard
James Caan
as Eddie Sparks
George Segal
as Art Silver
Patrick O'Neal
as Shephard
Christopher Rydell
as Danny Leonard
Arye Gross
as Jeff Brooks
Norman Fell
as Sam Schiff
Rosemary Murphy
as Luanna Trott
Bud Yorkin
as Phil
Dori Brenner
as Loretta
Jack Sheldon
as Wally Fields
Karen Martin
as Victoria Lee
Shannon Wilcox
as Margaret Sparks
Michael Greene
as Maj. Gen. Scott
Melissa Manchester
as Corrine
Steven Kampmann
as Stan Newman
Richard Portnow
as Milt, Recording Studio
Pattie Darcy
as Myra, Recording Studio
Beau Dremann
as Army Messenger, Recording Studio
Jameson Rodgers
as Danny Leonard (at 4), Recording Studio
Gary Gershaw
as Stage Manager, England
Jim Raposa
as Dancing Airman, England
Patrick White
as Audience Airman, England
Christopher Kaufman
as Band Person, England
James Patrick
as Captain, England
Christopher Wilkinson
as Niles LaGuardia, New York
Andrew Bilgore
as Nervous Production Assistant, New York
Brandon Call
as Danny Leonard (at 12), New York
Hayley Carr
as Ann Sparks, New York
Kimberly Ann Evans
as Kate Sparks, New York
Kelly Noonan
as Merry Sparks, New York
John O'Leary
as T.V. Censor, New York
Stewart J. Zully
as T.V. Stage Manager, New York
Deborah Stern
as Showgirl, New York
Heidi Sorenson
as Showgirl, New York
Bruce Gray
as Sponsor #1, New York
Richardson Morse
as Sponsor #2, New York
Matthew Faison
as Sponsor #3, New York
Carey Eidel
as Green Room Page, New York
Richard Hochberg
as Merrill, New York
Andy Milder
as Dressing Room Page, New York
Thom Adcox-Hernandez
as Wounded Marine, Korea
Andrew Lauer
as Corpsman on Battlefield, Korea
Billy Bob Thornton
as Marine Sergeant, Korea
John Doolittle
as Capt. Donelson, Korea
Sal Landi
as Marine Driver, Korea
John Ruskin
as Marine Who Stops Trucks, Korea
Marc Poppel
as Corpsman at MASH, Korea
Gabriel Bologna
as Marine at MASH, Korea
Tamaki Kawakubo
as Violinist, Japan
Mark Roberts
as Vice Admiral, Japan
Robert Clotworthy
as Navy Commander, Japan
Tony Pierce
as Major at Firebase, Vietnam
Xander Berkeley
as Roberts, Vietnam
Maia Winters
as Janie, Vietnam
D. David Morin
as Cameraman, Vietnam
Walter C. Miller
as T.V. Director, Awards T.V. Show
David Selburg
as Assistant Director, Awards T.V. Show
Alan Haufrect
as Technical Director, Awards T.V. Show
Annie Prager
as Associate Producer, Awards T.V. Show
Barry Michlin
as Executive Producer, Awards T.V. Show
Sherlynn Hicks
as Teleprompter Operator, Awards T.V. Show
Maggie Wagner
as Stan's Assistant, Awards T.V. Show
Leonard Gaines
as Lou Presti, Awards T.V. Show
David Bowe
as Photographer, Awards T.V. Show
Morgan Ames
as Awards Conductor, Awards T.V. Show
William Marquez
as Caretaker
Fred Parnes
as Jeep Driver
Esther Jacobs
as Ida Silver
Garrison M. Singer
as Commander at Citadel
Connie Chambers
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Janice Cronkhite
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Kirk Hansen
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Melissa Hurley
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Lynnmarie Inge
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Theresa King
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Steven Majewicz
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Paula Nichols
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Amy Rydell
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Susanne Sullivan
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Michael Telmont
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Paul Michael Thorpe
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Kristy Zlock
as 1950's T.V. Show Dancer
Lada Boder
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Ken Molina
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Sheri Norwood
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Tita Omeze
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Raymond Rodriguez
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Rick Gavin Tjia
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Natsuo Tomita
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Jerald Vincent
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Beverly Ward
as Awards Dinner Dancer
Kirby Ward
as Awards Dinner Dancer
George Atamian
as Webb (uncredited)
Forest Baker
as Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Boston
as Wounded Marine #2 (uncredited)
Ian Paul Cassidy
as Cpl. England (uncredited)
Kenneth Chamitoff
as Military Photographer (uncredited)
Eric Clarke
as Vietnam Soldier (uncredited)
Todd Felderstein
as WWII Photographer (uncredited)
Robby George
as WWII Soldier (uncredited)
Steven A. Hite
as Soldier (uncredited)
Arliss Howard
as Sgt. Michael Leonard (uncredited)
Russ Isles
as Soldier (uncredited)
Lou Lollio
as Captain (uncredited)
Kris Murphy
as 50's T.V. Dancer (uncredited)
Tim Neeley
as Soldier (uncredited)
John Richard Petersen
as Vietnam Soldier (uncredited)
Jim Rhine
as Soldier (uncredited)
Peter Riga
as Army Technician - Algeria Sequence (uncredited)
Greg Robbins
as Soldier (uncredited)
Brian Rooney
as Vietnam Soldier (uncredited)
Frank Slaten
as Sid (uncredited)
Michael Stern
as Self (uncredited)
Vince Vaughn
as Cheering Soldier in Crowd (uncredited)
John Wareham
as WWII Soldier (uncredited)
Jeffrey Weissman
as Stage Manager (uncredited)
Andy Dick
as (Uncredited Extra)
Editing
Gerald B. Greenberg Editor

Production
Lynn Stalmaster Casting

Art
Donald B. Woodruff Art Direction

Camera
Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography

Art
Marvin March Set Decoration

Writing
Marshall Brickman Screenplay

Production
Christopher Wilkinson Associate Producer

Sound
Dave Grusin Original Music Composer

Directing
Mark Rydell Director

Production
Mark Rydell Executive Producer

Art
Dianne Wager Art Direction

Production
Bette Midler Producer

Editing
Jere Huggins Editor

Production
Bonnie Bruckheimer Producer

Writing
Neal Jimenez Screenplay
Neal Jimenez Story
Lindy Laub Screenplay
Lindy Laub Story

Art
Assheton Gorton Production Design

Production
Margaret South Producer
Raymond Hartwick Co-Producer
Kate Long Associate Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Wayne A. Finkelman Costume Design





















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