April 26, 2005
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 123 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
The story of a deep friendship, lasting from childhood to beyond death, between two very different women -- one a poor but ambitious Jewish girl from the Bronx who goes on to become a famous Broadway star, and the other an attractive WASP from a wealthy San Francisco family who starts out with all the advantages in life yet manages to find nothing but disappointment.
The chance meeting of two young girls from totally different backgrounds becomes the friendship of a lifetime. As they lead their separate lives, they come to realize and later rely on the strength that their friendship provides. Academy Award Nominations: Best Art Direction.
Estimated budget $20 million.
Shot in Metrocolor.
Eugenia Weston designed Bette Midler's makeup and Bob Mills applied it; Barbara Lorenz was Ms. Midler's hairstylist.
Critically-lauded screen debut of young actress Mayim Bialik, who in the early 90s became the star of a popular television sitcom called "Blossom".
Working titles for the film were "Friends" and "Remember Me."