Tootsie Tootsie


Sydney Pollack

Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1982
  • 116 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • English
  • Spine #738

In Tootsie, Michael Dorsey lands the role of a lifetime—as did the actor playing him, Dustin Hoffman. This multilayered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig; while “Dorothy Michaels” skyrockets to fame, Michael finds himself learning to be a better man. Given support by a stellar cast that includes Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Teri Garr, George Gaynes, Bill Murray, and, in a breakthrough performance, Jessica Lange, Tootsie is a funny, cutting, and poignant film from an American moment defined by shifting social and sexual identities.


Michael Dorsey/Dorothy MichaelsDustin Hoffman
Julie NicholsJessica Lange
Sandy LesterTeri Garr
RonDabney Coleman
LesCharles Durning
JeffBill Murray
George FieldsSydney Pollack
John Van HornGeorge Gaynes
AprilGeena Davis
RitaDoris Belack
JacquiEllen Foley
RickPeter Gatto
JoLynne Thigpen
Phil WeintraubRonald L. Schwary
Mrs. MalloryDebra Mooney
AmyAmy Lawrence


DirectorSydney Pollack
ProducersSydney Pollack and Dick Richards
StoryDon McGuire and Larry Gelbart
ScreenplayLarry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
Director of photographyOwen Roizman
Executive producerCharles Evans
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Toni Howard & Associates
EditorsFredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp
Production designerPeter Larkin
Costume designerRuth Morley
MusicDave Grusin
Original song lyricsAlan and Marilyn Bergman
“Tootsie” and “It Might Be You” sung byStephen Bishop
Assistant directorDavid McGiffert
SoundLes Lazarowitz
Camera operatorBill Steiner
Costume supervisorBernie Pollock
Set decoratorTom Tonery
Dustin Hoffman’s makeup created and designed byDorothy Pearl and George Masters
MakeupC. Romania Ford, Allen Weisinger and Dorothy Pearl
HairstylistsJoe Coscia, Tony Marrero and Toni Walker
Script supervisorRenee Bodner
Set photographerBrian Hamill

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director Sydney Pollack
  • New interviews with actor Dustin Hoffman and comedy writer Phil Rosenthal
  • Interview with Dorothy Michaels by film critic Gene Shalit
  • Making of “Tootsie” (1982) and A Better Man: The Making of “Tootsie” (2007), two documentaries featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Screen and wardrobe test footage
  • Deleted scenes and trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays


Tootsie: One Great Dame

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10 Things I Learned


10 Things I Learned: Tootsie

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