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Plot summary
High Fidelity

Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to go to extreme lengths to land a job.

Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a respected but perfectionist actor on the verge of turning forty. Nobody in New York wants to hire him anymore because he is so difficult to work with or he is either too old or too young for a role. Not having worked in four months, he eventually hears of an opening on the soap opera Southwest General (a parody of General Hospital) from his friend Sandy Lester (Teri Garr), who initially tries out for the role but doesn't get it. In desperation, he cross-dresses, auditions as "Dorothy Michaels" and eventually wins the part.

  • Dustin Hoffman ... Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
  • Jessica Lange ... Julie Nichols
  • Teri Garr ... Sandy Lester
  • Dabney Coleman ... Ron Carlisle
  • Charles Durning ... Leslie 'Les' Nichols
  • Bill Murray ... Jeff Slater
  • Sydney Pollack ... George Fields
  • George Gaynes ... John Van Horn
  • Geena Davis ... April Page