Tootsie parents guide


An actor (Dustin Hoffman) cross-dresses as a woman in order to land a role.

Overall C+

Desperate for a job, an unemployed actor (Dustin Hoffman) decides to try cross-dressing in order to audition for a female role on a soap opera.

Release date December 17, 1982

Violence B+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is Tootsie rated R? The MPAA rated Tootsie R PG - on appeal 1982 (1982 Rating Overturned Rated: R)

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Tootsie rated R? Tootsie is rated R by the MPAA PG - on appeal 1982 (1982 Rating Overturned Rated: R)

Violence: A woman punches a man. A character plays a woman who has been beaten by her husband. A character lies in order to get a job.

Sexual Content: Implied sex scene includes a reference to an orgasm. A woman is seen in her bra and underwear on several occasions. The script includes frequent sexual dialogue. Characters are uncomfortable around a character they think is homosexual. A man mistreats women in a sexist manner. A man dresses as a woman in order to get a job. A man kisses a character he thinks is a woman but is actually a man. He later proposes to the character. Comments make remarks about sexual anatomy.

Language: The script contains to two uses of a strong sexual expletive along with profanities, scatological slang, terms of Deity and sexually suggestive terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink on several occasions. One character drinks to deal with stress. One character appears to be drunk at a party. Several characters smoke.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Tootsie"

Cast and Crew

Tootsie is directed by Sydney Pollack and stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Tootsie movie is December 16, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Tootsie
Release Date: 16 December 2014
Tootsie release to home video in a Blu-ray Special Edition (Blu-ray) with the following special features:
- New 4K digital restoration with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring director Sydney Pollack, taken from Criterion’s 1991 laserdisc edition of the film
- New interview with comedy writer Phil Rosenthal
- Interview with Dorothy Michaels by film critic Gene Shalit, from the film’s production
- Making of “Tootsie,” a 1982 documentary directed by Rocky Lang
- A Better Man: The Making of “Tootsie,” a 2007 documentary directed by Charles Kiselyak and featuring interviews with Pollack; actors Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, Hoffman, and Jessica Lange; and writers Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
- Screen and wardrobe test footage of Hoffman
- Deleted scenes and trailers
- An essay by critic Michael Sragow

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Other cross-dressing actors can be seen in Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams), Big Mama’s House (Martin Lawrence) and Madea’s Family Reunion (Tyler Perry).

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