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Based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches traces the 30-year oil-and-water friendship between free-spirited Bronx Jew CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and uptight San Francisco WASP Hillary Essex (Barbara Hershey). The two meet as children in Atlantic City (played by Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds) and are reunited in the 1960s, when CC is a struggling singer and Hillary is trying to break free from her staid upbringing by becoming an activist. The two ladies room together, then fall out when both are attracted to off-Broadway producer John Pierce (John Heard). CC wins John, but she quickly outgrows him as she matriculates into a bawdy performer. The recently patched-up friendship between CC and Hillary is torn asunder again when Hillary and her new husband express distaste for CC's performing style. Comes the 1970s, and CC and Hillary are reunited after shedding their respective spouses. Broke again, they once more become Manhattan roommates. Their bond strengthens, but there is tragedy in store for the duo.

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Special Features * Beaches bloopers * 1989 Grammy award-winning song of the year and record of the year "Wind Beneath My Wings" music video - performed by Bette Midler * AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs With Bette Midler (clip) * Mayim Bialik remembers Beaches * Barbara Hershey screen test * Audio commentary with director Garry Marshall * Theatrical trailer * Dolby Digital surround sound * Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions * French language track and subtitles

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WD39995 Beaches Special Edition DVD (1988/Bette Midler/Barbara Hershey) $14.99