Tootsie (1982)

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Factual error: I work for a television channel in 'daytime serial' production and I can assure you that no actor is going to secure a recurring speaking role in a soap opera unless a comprehensive insurance policy has been secured. (This applies to feature films, too.) This will inevitably involve a medical examination. I'm afraid Mr Dorsey's plans are going to become dreadfully unstuck the minute he drops his y-fronts in the doctor's surgery. (No, he can't find a compliant or bribeable doctor - the insurance company will always use their own people.).

Continuity mistake: When Dustin Hoffman (dressed as Dorothy) goes to babysit for Jessica Lange he takes a bunch of flowers as a present. Jessica Lange takes them from him and throws them on the kitchen table. Then she walks into the kitchen (shot from different angle) still holding the flowers and throws them on the table (again).

Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Michael admits his infidelity to Sandy, he lays his wig down on the kitchen table. Later, the wig disappears from the table though neither Michael nor Jeff had removed it.

Continuity mistake: During the conversation between Dustin Hoffman and Sidney Pollack in the beginning, Sidney points to the table with his left hand and says "I'm supposed to field offers" but in the next angle, he points with his right hand.

Continuity mistake: When Terri Garrett comes to the apartment and Michael is in makeup he leaves his wig, earrings, shoes and purse in the dining room. Bill Murray picks up the shoes and purse, but not the wig or earrings. He places those items in the bedroom, however when he returns the wig is gone, and only the earrings remain, which he disposes of in a jar.

Continuity mistake: When Michael says he finds the blonde actress on the balcony interesting and wants to make love to her, and she splashes her drink in his face, the drink gets on the guy behind Michael. When Michael wipes his face off the man's coat, his coat is dry again.

Continuity mistake: After the first day of shooting, Jeff is seating next to a phone holding a pencil, which disappears/ reappears randomly in his hand between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During Michael's first discussion with his agent about not finding a job, the agent puts his pen on the notepad in front. The pen disappears/appears randomly depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: At the dinner table when everyone's at the house in upstate NY, the piano in the background is a console model but later as Tootsie plays the piano, it's become an old upright.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Michael is about to tell Sandy that he loves someone else the clock behind them is about 12:30. About a minute later when she screams the clock behind them is now after 1:00.


Continuity mistake: When Jessica Lange has Dustin Hoffman over to her place for dinner, she is wearing sweats and her hair is in a ponytail. But in one shot, where she is mixing food in a bowl with her hands, she has on a T-shirt and jeans, and her hair is in a French braid. In the following scenes, she is back in sweats and the ponytail.

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Jeff: I'm just afraid that you're going to burn in Hell for all this.

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Trivia: The filming for Toosie went almost 3 weeks beyond the schedule because Dustin Hoffman could only film his scenes as Dorothy for about three hours at a time, after which his beard began to show and it took too long to reapply his makeup.

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Question: Why is it that Julie throws a drink in Michael's face? I thought she wanted a guy to say those things to her the night Michael was Dorothy.

Answer: What she said was a fantasy - big difference between saying that in conversation and actually having it said to her.

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