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Beaches first trailer: The weepy saga from the ‘80s gets a remake

tv Updated: Nov 30, 2016 15:50 IST
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Idina Menzel (R) and Nia Long take up the roles made famous by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey respectively. (Youtube grab)

The classic late 1980s melodramatic film that made a generation of filmgoers cry is the latest to get a post-millennium remake.

The original, which starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, was a celebration of friendship and of enduring love and of course gave the world the classic song Wind Beneath my Wings. As well as dominating the charts around the world, it briefly made Midler a household name.

For the remake, a new cast — Idina Menzel and Nia Long — take up the roles made famous by Midler and Hershey respectively. But the songs remain the same and Menzel’s rendition of Wind Beneath my Wings features heavily in this first trailer.

The Beaches telefilm will premiere on the Lifetime Channel on January 21.

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