Directed bySydney Pollack
Produced bySydney Pollack
Dick Richards
Written byLarry Gelbart
Barry Levinson (uncredited)
Elaine May (uncredited)
Murray Schisgal
from the story by Gelbart and Don McGuire
StarringDustin Hoffman
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Dabney Coleman
Music byDave Grusin (also songs)
CinematographyOwen Roizman
Edited byFredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
December 17, 1982
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tootsie is a 1982 American romantic comedy-drama movie from Columbia Pictures. It stars Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor, who dresses as a woman and soon has a role in a soap opera.

In 1998 the United States Library of Congress chose the movie to keep in the National Film Registry.

The theme song to the movie, "It Might Be You", was a Top 40 hit in the U.S., and also hit #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Stephen Bishop sang the song and the music was by Dave Grusin / Marilyn and Alan Bergman.


Release dates

Country Premiere
23x15px United States 17 December 1982
23x15px France 2 March 1983
23x15px Australia 3 March 1983
23x15px Sweden 4 March 1983
23x15px Denmark 11 March 1983
23x15px Greece 11 March 1983
23x15px Spain 17 March 1983
23x15px Colombia 23 March 1983
23x15px Finland 25 March 1983
23x15px Norway 25 March 1983
23x15px Portugal 25 March 1983
Template:FRG 25 March 1983
23x15px Japan 16 April 1983
23x15px Argentina 21 April 1983
23x15px Italy 22 April 1983
23x15px Mexico 22 April 1983
23x15px United Kingdom 28 April 1983
23x15px Ireland 10 June 1983
23x15px Hong Kong 23 June 1983
23x15px South Korea 10 September 1983
East Germanyborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge East Germany East Germany 15 June 1984
23x15px Czechoslovakia 10 July 1984
23x15px Hungary 21 February 1985


The movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Lange was the only winner, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[1]

The nominations were:

The movie was number two in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs list in 2000.

It was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.


  1. "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-09.

Other websites

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