On TVNext: Sat, May 25, 7:00 PM ET/PT on SHO WOMEN
Based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart, BEACHES chronicles the 30-year oil-and-water friendship between free-spirited Bronx Jew CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and uptight San Francisco WASP Hillary Essex (Barbara Hershey). The two meet as children and are reunited in the 1960s, when CC is a struggling singer and Hillary is trying to break free from her staid upbringing by becoming an activist. The two ladies room together, then fall out when both are attracted to the same man - off-Broadway producer John Pierce (John Heard).
|Bette Midler||CC Bloom|
|Barbara Hershey||Hillary Whitney Essex|
|John Heard||John Pierce|
|Spalding Gray||Dr. Richard Milstein|
|James Read||Michael Essex|
|Lainie Kazan||Leona Bloom|