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The Fabulous Baker Boys

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1989
  • Steve Kloves
  • 108 mins
  • 15

Summary

Urbane romantic drama starring Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges. The Fabulous Baker Boys, a nightclub lounge piano duo, content themselves playing to empty bars night after night. But when they employ dazzling chanteuse Susie Diamond in an effort to revitalise their act, her arrival brings long-suppressed tensions to the surface.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jack BakerJeff Bridges
Susie DiamondMichelle Pfeiffer
Frank BakerBeau Bridges
NinaEllie Raab
Monica MoranJennifer Tilly
LloydXander Berkeley
CharlieDakin Matthews
Vince NancyGregory Itzin
Donna BakerWendy Girard
RayKen Lerner
HenryAlbert Hall
EarlBradford English
TheoTodd Jeffries
Dr FinneganStuart Nisbet
EddieDrake
JennyJensen Daggett
BeckyNadia Deleye

Crew

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DirectorSteve Kloves

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1990-03-09
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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