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Steel Magnolias -- A warm and witty celebration of friendship, Southern style. Sally Field and Dolly Parton top an all-star ensemble cast in this smash hit.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Harling (screenplay)
Robert Harling (play)
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Release Date:
22 November 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The funniest movie ever to make you cry. See more »
Plot:
Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Probably my favorite movie... See more (132 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sally Field ... M'Lynn Eatenton

Dolly Parton ... Truvy Jones

Shirley MacLaine ... Ouiser Boudreaux

Daryl Hannah ... Annelle Dupuy Desoto

Olympia Dukakis ... Clairee Belcher

Julia Roberts ... Shelby Eatenton Latcherie

Tom Skerritt ... Drum Eatenton

Sam Shepard ... Spud Jones

Dylan McDermott ... Jackson Latcherie

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Sammy Desoto

Bill McCutcheon ... Owen Jenkins

Ann Wedgeworth ... Aunt Fern
Knowl Johnson ... Tommy Eatenton

Jonathan Ward ... Jonathan Eatenton

Bibi Besch ... Belle Marmillion

Janine Turner ... Nancy Beth Marmillion
James Wlcek ... Marshall Marmillion
Ronald Young ... Drew Marmillion
Nancy Parsons ... Janice Van Meter
Robert Ginnaven ... Mayor Van Meter
Tom Hodges ... Louie Jones

Rick Hurst ... Bark Boone

Robert Harling ... Minister
C. Houser ... Jack Jr. - 1 Year Old
Daniel Camp ... Jack Jr. - 3 Years Old
Norman Fletcher ... Mr. Latcherie Sr.
Lori Tate ... Mrs. Latcherie Sr.
Robert Adams ... Dr. Judd
Carol Sutton ... Nurse Pam
Aja Sansone ... Monique
Rodney Alan Fulton ... Bobby Ray Ross
Spencer Henderson ... Dancing Couple
Sandra Asbury-Johnson ... Dancing Couple
Gale J. Odom ... Church Singer
Betsy Widhalm ... Church Organist
Oscar J. Bienvenu Jr. ... Doctor
Teresa Beaudion ... Receptionist
Gladys Mallard ... Nurse
Betty J. Dove ... Nurse
Travis Harrison ... Delivery Boy
James Shapkoff III ... Delivery Man
Walker May ... Newspaper Boy
Robert R. Morgan ... Cook
Roger D. McCann ... Cook's Helper
Debbie McCann ... Cook's Helper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Trent Dawson ... Choir Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Harling (screenplay)

Robert Harling (play)

Produced by
Ray Stark .... producer
Andrew Stone .... associate producer
Victoria White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Hank McCann (casting by)
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
Edward Pisoni (production designed by)
 
Art Direction by
Hub Braden 
Okowita  (as Michael Okowita)
 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Lewis 
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss (costumes by)
 
Makeup Department
Annette Bianco .... hairstylist
David Blair .... hairstylist
Colleen Callaghan .... hairstylist: Julia Roberts
Hallie D'Amore .... makeup artist
Frances A. Kolar .... makeup artist (as Frances Kolar)
Leigh Mitchell .... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... key hair stylist
Christina Smith .... key makeup artist
Kim Pease .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
James Ryder .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dean O'Brien .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martha M. Elcan .... second assistant director
Robert Engelman .... first assistant director (as Bob Engelman)
Brenda Kalosh .... second second assistant director
Terri Martin .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Bedig .... property master
Ralph Chabaud .... illustrator
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master
Bobby Joe Garren .... greensman (as Bobby J. Garren)
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Kyle Renick .... artistic producer: New York stage original production
Catherine Tambini .... assistant: to Mr. Pisoni
Steven Wolff .... set designer
Robert Alcala .... set dresser (uncredited)
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant prop master (uncredited)
Bill Iiams .... general foreman (uncredited)
Shannon K. Irvin-Sansaricq .... construction assistant (uncredited)
Ricky Riggs .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Mark Woods .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
Stacy Brownrigg .... boom operator
Neal Burger .... sound editor (as Neal R. Burger)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound editor
Joe Gilbert .... adr editor
Stan Gilbert .... supervising adr editor (as Stanley Gilbert)
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist (as Ellen Hauer)
Larry Kemp .... sound editor (as Lawrence J. Kemp)
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist
Al Overton Jr. .... sound mixer (as Al Overton)
Mark Overton .... boom operator
Kelly Oxford .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... sound editor (as Dan Rich)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Hugo Weng .... sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound editor
William Dotson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Harris .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
James Etheridge .... second camera operator
William McConnell .... first assistant camera
Mike Moyer .... gaffer
Dick Oakes .... electrical best boy
Don Reddy .... camera operator
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
John Sheeren .... second assistant camera
Stan Vaughan .... best boy grip
Rick A. West .... key grip
David Sinrich .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Andrea Curtis .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patsy Chaney .... costumer
Joie Hutchinson .... costumer (as Joann Hutchinson)
Carol Kunz .... costumer
Donna Roberts .... costumer
Shirlee Strahm .... costume supervisor
Gay Thomas .... key wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Dresher .... first assistant editor
Marcelo Sansevieri .... assistant editor
Emmy Scharlatt .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... supervising music editor
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
John Richards .... scoring mixer: Evergreen Studios
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator
Jon Bergholz .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Brian Kay .... driver (uncredited)
Caroline Korney .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Deedee Bail .... assistant: to Mr. Ross (as Dee Dee Bail)
Frawley Becker .... location manager
Marlene Canfield .... production assistant
Dannie Collins .... local contact
Karen Estelle Collins .... production assistant (as Karen Collins)
Douglas S. Cramer III .... production assistant
Robert DeBlieux .... assistant location manager
Kenneth Fowler .... location projectionist
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Laura Gibson .... production coordinator
Karen Gordon .... production accountant
Lawrence Greenberg .... production assistant (as Larry Greenberg)
Cheryl Harris .... animal coordinator: Birds & Animals Unlimited (as Cheryl Ann Harris)
Travis Harrison .... production assistant
Spencer Henderson .... choreographer
Sidney J. Lambert .... production assistant (as Sid Lambert)
Marietta Lee .... secretary: to Mr. Stark
David Linck .... unit publicist
Steven McCormick .... production assistant
Marjoree D. Mike .... production secretary
Pattee Roedig .... assistant production accountant
Tony Schwartz .... production assistant (as Tony Siena-Schwartz)
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
Chris Stone .... production assistant
Claudia Triche .... teacher
Claudia Triche .... welfare worker
Lisa Weisinger .... secretary: to Mr. Ross
Tom Whitehead .... production location consultant
Sandra Grubb .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Gary Huckabay .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Alost .... special thanks: president of Northwestern State University of Louisiana (as Dr. Robert Alost)
Jerry Pierce .... special thanks assistant to the president of Northwestern State University of Louisiana
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
117 min | Spain:119 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
There is no parish or town in Louisiana known as Chinquapin. "Chinquapin" is the name for a type of fish and a particular breed of oak tree. The town of Natchitoches in the parish of the same name served as the backdrop for the film. The town was named after the "NAKTOSH" Indians whose names means "chinquapin eaters". Natchitoches actually does have a large Christmas Light Festival annually. Natchitoches was also the first settlement in the Louisiana Territory.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Shelby spills her orange juice in the beauty shop, the glass loses about half its juice. However, when Annell starts cleaning it up, there appears to be at least a couple of glasses of juice on the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Clairee:Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or something?See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Steel Magnolias (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Abide with MeSee more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Probably my favorite movie..., 8 April 2006
Author: Pookyiscute from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

Although there are several films that I would rank in the top ten best of all time, this is probably my favorite, and is a good past time to watch that never lets me down. As many times as I've seen this film (and it's a lot), it never fails me; with tears, laughter and excellent acting and reality. Julia Roberts, as I recall was nominated for her portrayal as a young woman with diabetes, and in my opinion, should have won for this and not for "Erin Brockovich". But, the real gem and overlooked one in the movie is Sally Field. This is by far and away, her best role and performance she ever snagged, and nailed, and I rank her performance in this as one of my top five best performances in motion picture history of all time.

All the characters and performances in this are excellent, including one such, by Daryl Hannah, who I don't care for, but love in this movie. In fact, her character Anell, is the only role I've ever liked her in, and applaud her work in it.

Among the cast there are very few men, but my favorite is Tom Skerrit, who plays Sally Field's husband, and father to Julia Robert. Shirley MaClain, Olympia Dukakis, and Dolly Parton are the other three co-stars, that follow behind the three previous, and all make their characters unique.

The basis of the film, is a beauty parlor, and although it might sound hokey, it's really not. Some might call it a chick flick, but I have to say that I know men have even gotten teary-eyed from this film. It's wonderfully directed, only in that, it makes you feel apart of the never ending friendship that's between this group of women. The experiences that they have and the trials and tribulations they go through. Although not the whole movie is set in the hair salon, a good portion of the film is, but it is done in just the right amount, and is written very well.

I recommend it for girls of all ages, and men who want to impress their girlfriends with a great flick for a Friday night. It is one of the best films of all time, and if for no other reason, you should watch this merely to see the performance Sally Field gives, because it is amazing.

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