Sandy brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with korzenowski. Some of her hits embrace boogie woogie bugle boy, do you want to dance and from a distance. Bette midler and shelley long star in this female buddy picture from 1987 long plays lauren ames, an actress whose ambition far outweighs her success despite her many years of taking classes. Bombastic wannabe actress sandy borzinsky bette midler and persnickety hollywood hopeful lauren ames shelley long land in the same popular acting sign in outrageous fortune. Probably not and certainly not with the delicious aplomb shown by shelley long and bette midler in outrageous fortune, which opens. Long, who doesnt come packaged with a preexisting comic persona, seems adrift most of the time. During world war ii, the germans would occupy the belgian firearms factories and continued to produce this gun, still called the p35, but with waffenamt stamps.
When he disappears, they team up to find him so he can choose between them. Outrageous fortune all the tropes wiki fandom powered. They share the same boyfriend a handsome schoolteacher peter coyote, random hearts who mysteriously and conveniently disappears. Bette midler says it was rough to work with shelley long on oprah in 1988 duration. Shelley long, bette midler, outrageous fortune, 1987 bpd2t4 from alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Sandy bette midler, the first wives club is brassy, bossy and stiletto heels.
Bette midlers mideighties resurrection as a lovably crass and curmudgeonly sexpot, slightly gone to seed was assured in arthur hillers outrageous fortune 1987, a deliciously absurd comedy that pits midlers inimitable disregard for the niceties against the reigning queen of cordiality, shelley long. Likewise, she was nominated for golden globe awards for best performance by an actress in a television series comedy or musical for bette 2000, best performance by an actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for outrageous fortune. Outrageous fortune sometimes a movie works despite all its faults. There are so many memorable scenes and the build up towards the end is fantastic. Outrageous fortune shelley long bette midler peter coyote 1987 an ivy league actress shelley long and a bmovie queen bette midler chase their twotiming boyfriend peter coyote to new mexico. Bette midler and shelley long in one of the opening scenes of the 1987 comedy outrageous fortune. First of two consecutive movies with a connection to william shakespeare for actresscomedian bette midler. She rose to fame in 1970 after she began singing within the continental baths. Outrageous fortune shelley long, bette midler, peter coyote, comedy new dvd outrageous fortune shelley long, bette midler, peter coyote, comedy. The film was successful at the box office, and midler was nominated for the golden globe award for best actress motion picture musical or comedy, and won an american comedy award for funniest actress in a motion picture. Outrageous fortune jerry zaks scene bette midler shelly long. Having had two successful films under her belt, down and out in beverly hills and ruthless people, it was a nobrainer that she would make another comedy, but this time a female buddy flick called outrageous fortune costarring hot from her stint on tvs cheers shelley long. One of a midlate 1980s minicycle of movie comedies which starred bette midler that were all produced by the new adult walt disney subsidiary production house of touchstone pictures. When they finally catch him, they discover he is a renegade cia agent, escaping to the russian kgb with a dangerous toxin.
Born in honolulu, hawaii, midler began her professional career in several offoffbroadway plays, prior to her engagements in fiddler on the roof and salvation on broadway in the late 1960s. The film was successful at the box office, and midler was nominated for the golden globe award for best actress motion picture musical or comedy. It reminds me of ruthless people which also starred bette midler and whilst outrageous fortune is. Midler plays sandy brozinsky, a fasttalking, foulmouthed waitress from the wrong side of the tracks who horns her way into laurens exclusive drama class on a lark. Bette midler born december 1, 1945 in honolulu, hawaii, a singer, made her film debut as janis joplin in the rose 1979 by mark rydell, she acted in down and out in beverly hills 1986 by paul mazurski, ruthless people 1986, outrageous fortune 1987, big business 1988, beaches 1988 by garry marshall, stella 1990, for the boys 1991 by mark rydell, hocus pocus 1993, the first. Outrageous fortune is a 1987 american film written by leslie dixon, directed by arthur hiller, and stars shelley long and bette midler. Outrageous fortune 1987 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The films include big business 1988, ruthless people 1986, outrageous fortune.
Refined actress lauren ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor stanislav korzenowski. The two race across the country trying to make him choose between them, oblivious to his true reasons for taking an interest in them. Sandy bette midler and lauren shelley long are a pair of struggling. Bette midler says it was rough to work with shelley long. Financial analysis of outrageous fortune 1987 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. About as zany as farces get, arthur hillers film moves along with a bold head of steam for much of the. Outrageous fortune film two aspiring actresses, rivals in drama class, discover they are also rivals for the affections of the same man. Outrageous fortune also stars george carlin as frank, a burnedout 60s holdover who the women meet along the way. Shelley long and bette midler play two struggling actressesone a hoitytoity priss and the other a brassy slobwho learn theyve been sleeping with the same guy peter coyote when he gets blown up. Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life. Outrageous fortune is a new zealand dramedy focusing on the wests, a family of criminals who decide to go straight after the family patriarch, wolf, goes to prison and subsequently disappears after wolf leaves, cheryl is determined to get the family to live honestly.
The two women end up dating the same man who turns out to be a double agent and follow him across the country to force him to choose between them. Thrown into the mix are her twin sons, van and jethro, daughters pascalle and loretta and her fatherinlaw, ted. Bette midler is an americanborn songwriter, singer, comic, actress, and movie producer. An audience member asks bette about her movie outrageous fortune with shelley long. Ivy league actress shelley long and bmovie queen bette midler chase twotimer peter coyote. The film stars bette midler and shelley long as two acting students who discover theyre both having an affair with the same fellow student. Other articles where outrageous fortune is discussed. The first version of the classic pistol, developed by john browning and adopted by belgium in 1935, the fn p35 9mm. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the continental baths, a.
Fortune smiles on the precedentsetting teamwork of comediennes bette midler and shelley long, the first female buddies ever to match wits with the. Hiller took a break from comedies to direct the babe 1992, a biopic starring john goodman. Bombastic wannabe actress sandy borzinsky bette midler and persnickety hollywood hopeful lauren ames shelley long land in the same popular acting class and immediately find they cant stand one another. The title of outrageous fortune 1987 was derived from a passage in hamlet whilst midlers next picture, big business 1988, had a plot loosely derived from the comedy of errors. She was nominated for the oscar awards for best actress in a leading role for for the boys 1991, the rose 1979. Bette midler and shelley long collide even before their affections do in an acting class given by the eminent russian director stanislov korenowski robert prosky. Outrageous fortune is a 1987 comedy film, starring shelley long and bette midler as two struggling actresses who fall for the same man, who turns out to be a double agent trying to sell a defoliant to the russian kgb.
The design would be adopted by other countries and manufactured abroad with the generic designation simply as the. Outrageous fortune the 1987 comedy movie featuring shelley long and bette midler at the award winning 80s movies rewind. Outrageous fortune film wikimili, the free encyclopedia. Outrageous fortune is a 1987 american comedy film written by leslie dixon, directed by arthur hiller and starring shelley long and bette midler. While certain movies are anchored in plot, or even great characterizations. Shelley long and bette midler play two struggling actressesone a hoitytoity priss and the other a brassy slobwho learn theyve been sleeping with the same guy peter coyote when he gets blown up in a terrorist assault and they confront each other in the morgue. Milder, as a solo artist, has launched studio albums since 1970. Long plays lauren ames, an actress whose ambition far outweighs her success despite her many years of taking classes. Outrageous fortune has a flimsy, formulaic script, soso production values, and an odd combination of stars, but somehow its engaging and fun. Midler has some very funny moments in outrageous fortune, but theyre inspired by the personality she brings to the movie, not the one that dixons screenplay supplies for her.
Lauren shelley long, the brady bunch movie is refinement, regimentation, and ballet slippers. Sandy bette midler, the first wives club is brassy, bossy, and stiletto heels. Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears. One of the best scenes from outrageous fortune from 1987 jerry zaks scene bette midler shelly long and howie. But these two opposites are shocked to discover a common bond. Bette midler and shelley long star in this female buddy picture from 1987. Outrageous fortune touchstone, 1987 buena vista home. They share the same boyfriend a handsome schoolteacher peter coyote, random hearts who mysteriously and. Shelley long, bette midler, peter coyote, robert prosky, john schuck, george carlin, anthony heald, jitu cumbuka, florence stanley. Outrageous fortune internet movie firearms database. The film was a boxoffice smash, and midler received a nomination for the golden globe award for best actress motion picture musical or comedy, and won an. With shelley long, bette midler, peter coyote, robert prosky. Now its no secrets that the duo butted heads during filming but. Outrageous fortune jerry zaks scene bette midler shelly long duration.423 678 204 498 942 1342 1558 797 783 1240 1443 615 1320 1327 183 784 849 659 1553 737 243 323 1607 6 187 890 63 1294 584 724 1128 325 1481 327 1050 888 586 823 232 1219 1017 837 423 1351 583 1285 1478 535 301