The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Steve Kloves (1989)

108min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This sophisticated salute to family, romance, friends and disillusionment is pure bliss from start to finish. Real-life brothers Jeff and Beau Bridges play the cocktail lounge piano players of the title whose volatile relationship explodes when they employ sultry torch singer Michelle Pfeiffer to revitalise their tired act. Sweetly directed by Steve Kloves, the film smoothly zeroes in on many universal truths along its delightful way, with the fabulous Bridges boys' faultless timing and expert underplaying allowing Pfeiffer to shine radiantly. You won't forget her sizzling rendition of Makin' Whoopee while draped over a grand piano in a hurry, either.

Summary

Jeff and Beau Bridges star as piano-playing brothers whose musical career is on the decline. Enter nightclub singer Michelle Pfeiffer, who proves to be just what their tired act needs. But while their performances have never been better, the new arrival inadvertently stirs up trouble between the pair. Fabulous drama, also starring Ellie Raab and Jennifer Tilly.

Cast & Crew

Jack Baker Jeff Bridges
Frank Baker Beau Bridges
Susie Diamond Michelle Pfeiffer
Nina Ellie Raab
Blanche Moran Jennifer Tilly
Lloyd Xander Berkeley
Charlie Dakin Matthews
Vince Nancy Gregory Itzin
Donna Baker Wendy Girard
Ray Ken Lerner
Director Steve Kloves
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama