Fabulous Baker Boys Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7418

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 49

Theatrical Release Date: 10/13/1989

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steve Kloves

Actors: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Xander Berkeley, Ken Lerner

Plot: For 15 years Frank and Jack Baker have made it playing small clubs and lounges as a piano duo. Times change, and in order to keep the act going they interview for a female singer and land a winner in a former escort, Suzie Diamond. As they act takes off, Suzie causes a rift between brothers and force them to come to terms with their relationships. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/09/2012

Dreary and unconvincing soap opera featuring Michelle Pfeiffer on a piano being "sexy". Apparently.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/04/2011

Despite the 80's style cinematography and music, the heartbreaking story of two dueling brothers feels modern in its realism and melancholy. Exceptionally strong performances by the Bridges brothers.

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donkeyknight - wrote on 05/03/2011

Really unlikable characters, although Pfeifer does have a few showstopping songs.

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cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/10/2016

Michelle Pfeiffer im roten Kleid auf einem Flügel singt "Makin Whopee" - das ist ein Grund, sich The Fabulous Baker Boys anzusehen! Der Film folgt dem alten Rezept zweier Partner, deren Beziehung durch eine Frau bedroht wird, in die sich einer der Beiden verliebt. Selten aber habe ich diese Formel in einem so tollen und intensiven Film erlebt! Womöglich schwingt da etwas Autobiographisches mit? Eine alte Wunde, die nie verarbeitet wurde? Jeff und Beau Bridges spielen zwei Brüder, die als Piano Cocktail Duo in Hotels auftreten. Sie sind die Baker Boys und agieren in einer Schattenwelt des Showbusiness. Nacht für Nacht arbeiten sie in prätentiösen Clubs auf und führen ihr immer gleiches Programm vor, das sie bestimmt schon im Schlaf können. Das Publikum hört nur halb hin, ist mit …

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