Lange plays Julie, a soap opera star, in this romantic dramedy directed by Sydney Pollack. When Dorothy (Dustin Hoffman) joins the cast, Julie promptly befriends her though she is unaware of Dorothy’s secret. Co-starring Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, and Charles Durning. On her character:
It angers me when I run into women who are totally submissive, completely dependent. What angers me more are men who like that kind of woman. I’m 180 degrees opposite. I don’t have an ounce of masochism in my pioneer upbringing.