For the Boys

For the Boys

Director: Mark Rydell Cast: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal

DVD (Wide Screen / Stereo)

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Mark Rydell's re-teaming with Bette Midler, For the Boys, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that, though not anamorphic, does preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround and Dolby Digital 4.0, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include original theatrical trailers and television promotional spots. This is an acceptable, if rather bare-bones, release of this Golden Globe-winning film.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2001
UPC: 0024543013785
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 2:26:00

Special Features

Widescreen format [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailers; TV spots; Audio: English 4.1 surround; English Dolby surround, French stereo; Subtitles: English; Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Dixie Leonard
James Caan Eddie Sparks
George Segal Art Silver
Patrick O'Neal Shephard
Chris Rydell Danny
Brandon Call Danny (at 12)
Arye Gross Jeff Brooks
Xander Berkeley Roberts
Andrew Bilgore Nervous Production Assistant
Jason Iorg Actor
Walter C. Miller TV Director
Lynn Stalmaster Actor
Patrick Whyte Audience Airman
Norman Fell Sam Schiff
Rosemary Murphy Luanna Trott
Bud Yorkin Phil
Dori Brenner Loretta
Jack Sheldon Wally Fields
Karen Martin Vicki
Shannon Wilcox Margaret Sparks
Melissa Manchester Corrine
Steven Kampmann Stan
Richard Portnow Milt
Pattie Darcy Myra
Beau Dremann Army Messenger
Jameson Rodgers Danny (at 4)
Gary Gershaw Stage Manager
Jim Raposa Dancing Airman
Christopher Kaufman Band Person
James Patrick Captain
Chris Wilkinson Niles LaGuardia
Hayley Carr Ann Sparks
Kimberly Ann Evans Kate Sparks
Kelly Noonan Gores Merry Sparks
John O'Leary TV Censor
Stewart J. Zully T.V. Stage Manager
Heidi Sorenson Showgirl
Bruce Gray 1st Sponsor
Richardson Morse 2nd Sponsor
Matthew Faison 3rd Sponsor
Carey Eidel Green Room Page
Richard Hochberg Merrill
Andy Milder Dressing Room Page
Thom Adcox Wounded Marine
Andrew Lauer Corpsman on Battlefield
Billy Bob Thornton Marine Sergeant
John Doolittle Captain Donelson
Sal Landi Marine Driver
John Ruskin Marine Who Stops Trucks
Marc Poppel Corpsman at MASH
Gabe Bologna Marine at MASH
Tamaki Kawakubo Violinist
Mark Roberts Vice Admiral
Robert Clotworthy Navy Commander
Tony Pierce Major at Firebase
Maia Winters Janie
D. David Morin Cameraman
David Selberg Assistant Director
Alan Haufrect Technical Director
Annie Prager Associate Producer
Barry Michlin Executive Producer
Sherlynn Hicks Teleprompter Operator
Maggie Wagner Stan's Assistant
Leonard Gaines Lou Presti
David Bowe Photographer
Morgan Ames Awards Conductor
William Marquez Caretaker
Fred Parnes Jeep Driver
Esther Jacobs Ida Silver
Garrison Singer Commander at Citadel
Connie Chambers 1950s Show Dancer
Janice Cronkhite 1950s Show Dancer
Kirk Hansen 1950s Show Dancer
Melissa Hurley 1950s Show Dancer
Lynnmarie Inge 1950s Show Dancer
Theresa King 1950s Show Dancer
Steven Majewicz 1950s Show Dancer
Jody Peterson 1950s Show Dancer
Amy Rydell 1950s Show Dancer
Susanne Sullivan 1950s Show Dancer
Paul Thorpe 1950s Show Dancer
Kristy Zlock 1950s Show Dancer
Lada Boder Awards Dinner Dancer
Ken Molina Awards Dinner Dancer
Sheri Norwood Awards Dinner Dancer
Tita Omeze Awards Dinner Dancer
Raymond Rodriguez Awards Dinner Dancer
Rick Gavin Tjia Awards Dinner Dancer
Natsuo Tomita Awards Dinner Dancer
Jerald Vincent Awards Dinner Dancer
Beverly Ward Awards Dinner Dancer
Kirby Ward Awards Dinner Dancer
Michael Greene General Scott
Arliss Howard Husband to Dixie Leonard (uncredited)
Joe Mays Actor
Jeffrey Weissman Actor

Technical Credits
Mark Rydell Director,Producer
Ron Berkeley Makeup
Marshall Brickman Screenwriter
Bonnie Bruckheimer-Martell Producer
Alan B. Curtiss Asst. Director
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Wayne A. Finkelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Assheton Gorton Production Designer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Frank Griffin Makeup
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Ray Hartwick Co-producer
Jere Huggins Editor
Neal Jimenez Screenwriter
Lindy Laub Screenwriter
Richard J. Lawrence Set Decoration/Design
Joe Layton Choreography
Julia Levine Set Decoration/Design
Kathleen Long Producer
Marvin March Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Edward D. Markley Production Manager
Bette Midler Producer
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Mic Rodgers Stunts
Peter Romero Set Decoration/Design
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Margaret Jennings South Producer
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Dianne I. Wager Art Director
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Wilkinson Associate Producer
Don Woodruff Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [2:53]
2. Miss Leonard [3:47]
3. In The Beginnings [6:41]
4. Eddie Sparks [10:37]
5. Chemistry [10:05]
6. Eddie Objects [7:29]
7. Eddie Apologizes [3:32]
8. Dixie's Husband [10:23]
9. Creative Differences [:39]
10. Korea [10:49]
11. Japan [13:51]
12. The Break-up [:02]
13. Viet Nam [11:07]
14. Incoming? [6:56]
15. 20 Minutes To Showtime [10:15]
16. Where Is She? [4:27]
17. The Old Routine [5:01]
18. End Titles [10:53]

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For the Boys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I appreciate someone made a film like this with Bette Middler. I love her anyway, but other comedy type of movies only show her limited talent as an actress. This one is not. You'll know what the true great movie is and this is for anyone in a family. You laugh and you cry. Don't you think that is the criteria of the everlasting stories? I loved her in the Valenciaga dress! That is beyond cool.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
bette was great in this film.I t not only makes you laugh but also makes you cry.Thiswas sinsational.I hope you enjoy this.