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  1. Motherwise: Raising Boys - A short article which highlights differences between boys and girls, and offers tips for raising boys.
  2. Red 21 Boys - Features boys clothing, active wear, jeans, cargo pants and t-shirts from sizes 2T to XL boy.
  3. BoysItalianSuits.com - Offers boys suits, jackets, coats and accessories.
  4. IMDb: Bad Boys (1995) - Cast, information and user comments.
  5. Buddy Boy - Contains links and quotes from reviews.
  6. DapperLads - Boys casual to formal clothing, accessories and sleepwear.
  7. Capitol Clothing Corp - Boys and infants coordinated fashion sets and novelty uniforms.
  8. TV Guide Online: Fabulous Baker Boys, The - Brief synopsis and review.
  9. All-Reviews.com: The Newton Boys - Collection of reviews.
  10. TV Guide Online: The Newton Boys - Brief review and credits.
  11. HARO Online: Good Boy! - Haro reviews the film.
  12. All-Reviews.com - Good Boy! - Reviews of the movie.
  13. DVDwolf: About A Boy - Synopsis and review of the film.
  14. HARO Online: About a Boy - Review of the film with still photographs.
  15. Rotten Tomatoes: About a Boy - Links to movie reviews, multimedia, synopsis, cast and crew information, and forum.
  16. Rotten Tomatoes: This Boy's Life - Reviews and forum.
  17. All-Reviews.com: Wonder Boys - Collection of reviews.
  18. PopMatters: Wonder Boys - Review of the film.
  19. HARO Online: Wonder Boys - A review of the film by Haro.
  20. RottenTomatoes: Wonder Boys - Links to reviews of the movie.


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    For the Boys


    For the Boys
    For the Boys (1991 film) poster.jpg
    Promotional poster
    Directed by Mark Rydell
    Produced by Bonnie Bruckheimer
    Written by Marshall Brickman
    Neal Jimenez
    Lindy Laub
    Starring Bette Midler
    James Caan
    George Segal
    Music by Dave Grusin
    Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
    Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg (as Jerry Greenberg)
    Jere Huggins
    Distributed by 20th Century Fox
    Release dates
    • November 22, 1991 (1991-11-22)
    Running time 138 minutes
    Country United States
    Language English
    Budget $40 million
    Box office $23,202,444

    For the Boys is a 1991 film which tells the story of Dixie Leonard, a 1940s actress/singer who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer to entertain American troops. The film traces her life through 50 years. The original music score was composed by Dave Grusin.

    The film was adapted by Norman Fell.

    Bette Midler was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. The movie soundtrack features adaptations of many classic songs, including "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser, "P.S. I Love You", "I Remember You", "Every Road Leads Back To You" and the Beatles' "In My Life". Many of these have lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

    Although the film is fiction, actress/singer Martha Raye believed that Midler's character was based on many widely known facts about her life and career with the USO and pursued legal action based on that assumption, but ultimately lost the case. The Caan character was generally believed to be based on Bob Hope.

    In 2011, the film was adapted for the musical stage by Aaron Thielen and Terry James and debuted at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois.[1][2]


    For the Boys Plot


    In the early 1990s, retired entertainer Dixie Leonard (Midler) has a commitment to attend a Hollywood ceremony being televised live to honor her and longtime show-biz partner Eddie Sparks (Caan). When a young man from the TV show comes to pick her up, Dixie balks. She explains what brought Eddie and her together and drove them apart. The bulk of the film is an extended flashback.

    Dixie tells the story of how during World War II, she received an offer to go overseas and become a part of Eddie's act in entertaining the troops. Dixie is an immediate hit with the boys in uniform, but Eddie wants her gone, ostensibly because he finds her kind of humor too coarse, but really because she topped his jokes and stole the show. Dixie doesn't care for him much either, but fellow entertainers and her joke-writer uncle (Segal) persuade her to stay.

    Eddie wins her over, particularly by reuniting Dixie with her soldier husband on stage. However, later in the war, Dixie's husband dies in battle.

    Despite her distaste for Eddie, she continues working with him back in the U.S. to support herself and her son. Eddie is married with daughters, but treats Dixie's son as if he were his own.

    The two bickering performers go overseas twice more to entertain the troops in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. They endure the horrors of combat, the sin of temptation where they appeared to have slept together after seeing a soldier killed in action, the taint of McCarthyism and, ultimately, the death of Dixie's son in Vietnam, which they both mourn.

    Dixie has not forgiven Eddie for his part in all this. But, at the last minute, because he speaks of their joint loss in Vietnam, she consents to join him on stage for one last song and dance, before appearing to accept their mutual love for one another.


    For the Boys Cast


    • Bette Midler as Dixie Leonard
    • James Caan as Eddie Sparks
    • George Segal as Art Silver
    • Patrick O'Neal as Shephard
    • Christopher Rydell as Danny Leonard
    • Arye Gross as Jeff Brooks
    • Norman Fell as Sam Schiff
    • Rosemary Murphy as Luanna Trott
    • Bud Yorkin as Phil
    • Dori Brenner as Loretta
    • Jack Sheldon as Wally Fields
    • Karen Martin as Victoria Lee
    • Shannon Wilcox as Margaret Sparks
    • Michael Greene as Maj. Gen. Scott
    • Melissa Manchester as Corrine
    • Steven Kampmann as Stan Newman
    • Richard Portnow as Milt, Recording Studio
    • Pattie Darcy as Myra, Recording Studio
    • Beau Dremann as Army Messenger, Recording Studio
    • Jameson Rodgers as Danny Leonard (at 4), Recording Studio
    • Gary Gershaw as Stage Manager, England
    • Jim Raposa as Dancing Airman, England
    • Patrick White as Audience Airman, England
    • Christopher Kaufman as Band Person, England
    • James Patrick as Captain, England
    • Christopher Wilkinson as Niles LaGuardia, New York
    • Andrew Bilgore as Nervous Production Assistant, New York
    • Brandon Call as Danny Leonard (at 12), New York
    • Arliss Howard as Sgt. Michael Leonard (uncredited)
    • Hayley Carr as Ann Sparks, New York
    • Kimberly Ann Evans as Kate Sparks, New York
    • Kelly Noonan as Merry Sparks, New York
    • John O'Leary as T.V. Censor, New York
    • Stewart J. Zully as T.V. Stage Manager, New York
    • Deborah Stern as Showgirl, New York
    • Heidi Sorenson as Showgirl, New York
    • Bruce Gray as Sponsor #1, New York
    • Richardson Morse as Sponsor #2, New York
    • Matthew Faison as Sponsor #3, New York

    Many of the U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton, California were going to be used as extras in some scenes. Unfortunately, Operation Desert Shield started and many of them had to be shipped to the Middle East. Producers had to hire clean-cut civilians to fill the ranks.


    For the Boys Awards and nominations



    For the Boys Awards


    For the Boys Nominations

    Bette Midler lost the Academy Award to Jodie Foster that year for her performance in the Best Picture-winning film The Silence of the Lambs.
    Dave Grusin lost the Golden Globe to Alan Menken that year for his score for the Disney film The Beauty and the Beast.


    For the Boys Soundtrack


    The soundtrack album is composed largely of standards popular from the era, although several were written after the time period the film takes place.

    1. "Billy-a-Dick" (Bette Midler)
    2. "Stuff Like That There" (Bette Midler)
    3. "P.S. I Love You" (Bette Midler)
    4. "The Girl Friend of the Whirling Dervish" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer)
    5. "I Remember You/Dixie's Dream" (Bette Midler and James Caan)
    6. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Bette Midler and James Caan)
    7. "Dreamland" (score by Dave Grusin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman)
    8. "Vickie and Mr. Valves" (written by Lenny La Croix)
    9. "For All We Know" (Bette Midler)
    10. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Bette Midler)
    11. "In My Life" (Bette Midler)
    12. "I Remember You" (Bette Midler)
    13. "Every Road Leads Back to You" (Gary Le Mel, Bette Midler)

    Two Bette Midler singles were issued from the soundtrack, although neither performed particularly well on the U.S. singles charts. "Every Road Leads Back to You" peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the Adult Contemporary chart, while "In My Life" reached #20 on the AC chart while failing to register at all on the pop side.


    For the Boys Reception


    The film received mixed reviews from critics, where it currently holds a 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews.

    Many reviewers noted that James Caan seemed miscast in the role of comedian Eddie Sparks (a caricature of Bob Hope) and wondered why co-star George Segal, who as an actor had proved equally adept at comedy as well as drama, wasn't cast in the role instead, but the answer is simply Caan was hot at the time, having just come off a major blockbuster, and Segal's career was on the wane.[3]


    For the Boys References


    1. ^ Weiss, Hedy (08-10-2011). "Marriott stages musical version of 'For the Boys' ". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
    2. ^ For the Boys, Marriott Theatre, accessed 10-13-2011.
    3. ^ For the Boys (1991) - Trivia

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