For the Boys 1991

For the Boys

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On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks (James Caan) needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler), 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 (George Segal), 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.

Cast & Crew

Bette Midler
Dixie Leonard
James Caan
Eddie Sparks
George Segal
Art Silver
Patrick O'Neal
Shephard
Brandon Call
Danny Leonard age 12
Arye Gross
Jeff Brooks
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Critic Reviews for For the Boys

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for For the Boys

  • Feb 15, 2016
    Nothing is convincing in this film, from the awkward and sudden tonal shifts to the cheap production values to the unintentionally hilarious performances . . . out of all the times James Caan has been miscast in a movie, this has to be one of the worst.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2009
    Good story but a bit of miscasting knocks this one off center and off the mark.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2007
    bette's great, the movie not so much
    jay n Super Reviewer

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