Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster Beaches
Beaches (also known as Forever Friends) is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, Mayim Bialik, John Heard, James Read, Spalding Gray, and Lainie Kazan. The film was a commercial success, grossing $59 million in the box office, and gained a cult following. The film's theme song, "Wind Beneath My Wings", hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990. Beaches was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. A sequel, based on the novel Beaches II: I'll Be There was planned with Barbara Eden but never filmed.