For the Boys


2h 25m 1991

Brief Synopsis

The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.

Crew

Morgan Ames

Music

Amelia C Andrews

Costumes

Dan Anglin

Transportation Coordinator

Harold Arlen

Song

Paul Ary

Rigging Gaffer

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Carmen Avila

Accountant

Ed Bannon

Foley

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Clay Bartholomew

Transportation Co-Captain

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Jay Bartus

Special Effects

Alan Bergman

Song

Marilyn Bergman

Song

Ron Berkeley

Makeup Artist

Fred Blau Jr.

Makeup Artist

Marshall Brickman

Song

Marshall Brickman

Screenplay

Susie Brubaker

Production Assistant

Bonnie Bruckheimer

Producer

Naomi Buck

Assistant

Michele Burke

Makeup Artist

Milton C Burrow

Sound Editor

David Burton

Stunts

Nat Burton

Song

John Caglione Jr.

Other

Sammy Cahn

Song

James Cammarata

Song

Kathryn Camp

Assistant Editor

Paul Campanella

Other

Dan Carey

Stand-In

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Crystal Carter

Assistant

Hazel Catmull

Hair Stylist

Eric Chambers

Stunts

Doc D Charbonneau

Stunts

Stephen M Chudej

Costumes

Tim Claman

Music

Robert Clark

Other

John Connell

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Constant

Art Department Coordinator

J. Fred Coots

Song

Blake Cornett

Assistant Sound Editor

Pam Cornfeld

Production Coordinator

Jeffrey Cranford

Apprentice

Shirley Crawford

Hair Stylist

Steve Cropper

Song

R Blaine Currier

Accounting Assistant

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Gary Daspit

On-Set Dresser

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Gordon Davidson

Sound Editor

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Richard Davis

Location Manager

Steve M Davison

Stunts

Wendy Davison

Production Assistant

R. Michael De Chellis

Electrician

Douglas A Degrazzio

Technical Supervisor

Anna Delanzo

Sound

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Walter D Dishell

Medic

Pat Domenico

Special Effects

Fats Domino

Song

Teri E. Dorman

Sound Editor

Karen Douglass

Assistant

Joe Doyle

Assistant Location Manager

Donna Drexler

Film Lab

John Dronsky

Assistant Sound Editor

Al Dubin

Song

Doc Duhame

Stunts

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Syd Dutton

Special Effects

Marylou Eales

Assistant

Janet Earl

Video

George H Edds

Makeup Artist

Annie Ellis

Stunts

Suzy Elmiger

Assistant Editor

Dale Ettema

Special Effects

Ray Evans

Song

Steven E Fegley

Other

Glen R. Feldman

Props Assistant

Wayne Finkelman

Costume Designer

Nancy Fisher

Stand-In

Bud Flanagan

Song

Louis Fleming

Property Master

Frank Flores

On-Set Dresser

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Curtis Foster

Lighting

Anthony Frederickson

Film Lab

Art Garcia

Grip

Craig Garfield

Dolly Grip

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Greg Gest

Other

Walter Gest

Other

Gershon Ginsburg

Assistant Art Director

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Stephen Goldblatt

Other

Anthony Goldschmidt

Titles

David John Golia

Camera Operator

Al Goodhart

Song

Bob Gordon

Production Accountant

Mack Gordon

Song

Assheton Gorton

Production Designer

Marci Graber

Accounting Assistant

Marilyn Graf

Foley Recordist

Jim Green

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jerry Greenberg

Editor

Frank Griffin

Makeup Artist

Dave Grusin

Song

Dave Grusin

Music

Rhonda Gunner

Video

Johnny L Gutierrez

Electrician

Allen L Hall

Special Effects Coordinator

Marc A Hammer

Production Assistant

Emil Clayton Hampton

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Kristie Hart

Production Assistant

Ray Hartwick

Unit Production Manager

Ray Hartwick

Coproducer

Joseph A Hawthorne

Sign Writer

Susan Hellmann

Production Assistant

David Henderson

Grip

Michael Herbick

Special Thanks To

Gilbert S Hernandez

Set Costumer

Suzanne Hilyard

Production Assistant

Jeff Hodge

Assistant Editor

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Al Hoffman

Song

Richard Hollander

Video

Marcia Holley

Stunts

Chuck Hood

Other

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunts

Susan Beth Horton

Assistant Camera Operator

Steve Howard

Technical Advisor

Norman Howell

Stunts

Robert Huberman

Assistant Director

Jere Huggins

Editor

Jody Hummer

Assistant Location Manager

Alan Jackson

Song

Simon Jayes

Other

Gordon Jenkins

Song

Neal Jimenez

From Story

Neal Jimenez

Story By

Neal Jimenez

Screenplay

Neil Jimenez

Screenplay

Robert Johnson

Song

Matt D Johnston

Stunts

Booker T. Jones

Song

Sandra B Jordan

Costume Supervisor

Gary L Karas

Special Effects

Tamaki Kawakubo

Song Performer

David Keane

Assistant

Jamie Kehoe

Craft Service

Chris Kenner

Song

Walter Kent

Song

Cynthia Kimoto

Apprentice

Jack Klein

Craft Service

Lisa Knudson

Accounting Assistant

Mike Krevitt

Key Grip

Michelle Kurpaska

Costumes

Lenny Lacroix

Song

Edouard Lalo

Song

Lindy Laub

Screenplay

Lindy Laub

From Story

Lindy Laub

Story By

Richard J Lawrence

Set Designer

Joe Layton

Music

Gene Lebell

Stunts

John Lennon

Song

Debbie Leonard

Assistant

Scott Leslie

Props Assistant

Todd Leslie

Production Assistant

Julia Levine

Set Designer

Steven David Levine

Assistant Location Manager

Sam Lewis

Song

Michael Licata

Song

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup Artist

Robert J Litt

Special Thanks To

Jay Livingston

Song

Willard O Livingston

Props

Frank Loesser

Song

Johnny London

Key Grip

Kate Long

Associate Producer

Ray Lopez

Other

Barbara Lorenz

Hair Stylist

Sam Lynn

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eric Mansker

Stunts

Marvin March

Set Decorator

Arif Mardin

Sound

Arif Mardin

Song

Arif Mardin

Music

Aina Marlette

Song Performer

Aina Marlette

Song

Bob Marlette

Song

Harrison Marsh

Other

Antonio Martinez Garcia

Assistant

Eric Maschwitz

Song

Peter Matz

Song

Billy May

Song

Gary Mccarthy

Accounting Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1991
Bette Midler

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1991

Limited Release in United States November 22, 1991

Wide Release in United States November 27, 1991

Released in United States on Video May 28, 1992

Released in United States November 14, 1991

Released in United States November 24, 1991

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (closing film) November 24, 1991.

Bette Midler received a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Bette Midler allegedly received a 20-page autobiographical treatment from veteran entertainer Martha Raye outlining her USO work in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, her dismissal from NBC (Raye starred in "The Martha Raye Show" from 1954-56) and her subsequent career as a nightclub owner, all closely paralleled in "For the Boys" (USA/91).

Began shooting January 2, 1991.

Completed shooting May 8, 1991.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1991

Limited Release in United States November 22, 1991

Wide Release in United States November 27, 1991

Released in United States November 14, 1991 (Bette Midler, in her first non-benefit performance in seven years, performed a 40-minute show of standards and new songs for an invited industry audience at the world premiere of "For the Boys" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on November 14, 1991. The live show was directed by Joe Layton, who staged the film's musical numbers, with an 18-piece orchestra conducted by Jack Sheldon.)

Released in United States November 24, 1991 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (closing film) November 24, 1991.)

Released in United States on Video May 28, 1992