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Beaches Movie

Movie Review for Beaches


This 80ís movie is an adaptation of the novel Beaches, written by Iris Rainer Dar, where two women find that their friendship will last forever.

Beaches DVD


Beaches narrates the story of two friends, CC Bloom and Hillary Essex, who meet at a hotel in Atlantic City. They become friends and maintain contact throughout the years thanks to letters.

CC Bloom becomes a successful Human Rights Lawyer a graduates from Stanford, while Hillary Essex finds herself struggling to launch her career as a singer. Although their friendship may be compromised by a man, in the end, Beaches shows us that a friendship can be eternal.


Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom-Bette Midler
Hillary Whitney Essex-Barbara Hershey
John Pierce-John Heard
Dr. Richard Milstein-Spalding Gray
Leona Bloom-Lainie Kazan


In order to play her role correctly in Beaches, Barbara Hershey had to inject her lip with collagen so she would look younger.

A TV sequel for Beaches was planned, with Barbara Eden in the role of CC Bloom. In the end, it was never produced.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Beaches was released to theatres on 12/21/1988 by Buena Vista, and grossed $57,041,866 at the box office in the US.

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