Tom Hanks: Where is He Now?
Remember Tom Hanks? He was the co-star of "Bosom Buddies," the
the same show that provided Peter Scolari ("Ticks," "Camp Nowhere")
with the launching pad to international super-stardom. Hanks, however,
wasn't as lucky as his better-known co-star and was typecast forever
as a cross-dressing ad man with a taste for blondes. We still have
a fondness for good old "Kip 'Buffy' Wilson," though, and that's why we're
paying tribute to the handful of obscure B-movies that constitute the
Tom Hanks oeuvre.
Tom Hanks plays an ad man who has crashed on a desert island with
nothing but several crates of lingerie and makeup to sustain him.
Realizing that search parties are more likely to pick up a sexy
woman than some crusty male survivalist, he makes himself up
as "Betty-Lou" -- with hilarious results!
Saving Private Ryan
In this exactingly realistic World War II farce, Tom Hanks has
to lead a platoon of soldiers on a mission into the "women only"
section of occupied France, but nearly blows his cover when he
meets Jutta, the Teutonic bombshell with more than racist xenophobia on
The true story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon shot, except for
the cross-dressing, the buxom blonde "space ray specialist", and
Kevin Bacon. Very educational nonetheless.
In this era-spanning tale of a simple everyman and his padded bra, Hanks plays
a feeble-minded ad man who affects the course of history and
pretends to be a woman, both for no apparent reason. A feel-good movie for
the whole family, provided the whole family feels secure in its sexuality.