Straight Talk (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  3 April 1992 (USA)
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A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Russell
Alan Riegert
Guy Girardi
Dr. Erdman
Milo Jacoby
Gene Perlman
Zim Zimmerman


Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and as her popularity grows a local reporter starts digging for the truth. Problem is, the more he is around her the more he fancies her. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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Dreams do come true...sometimes. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sex related dialogue, and momentary sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Famosa por error  »

Box Office


$21,202,099 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The TV advertisements specifically promoted this film as a "date movie" for male-female couples. "Real people" were interviewed outside early screenings, with each of the women commenting on how their husbands loved the picture and loved Dolly Parton. This strategy failed to take off, however, as "Straight Talk" garnered mainly an audience of women and Parton's devotees. See more »


When Shirlee is on the Zim Zimmerman show, Zim asks her if she thinks her advice could potentially be harmful. When she is responding, the camera operator is seen walking closer to allow the camera to zoom in on her. Yet when the scene cuts to the control room, the cameras on Shirlee are all steady, not zooming in. See more »


'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: Get down off the cross, honey. Somebody needs the wood.
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References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »


Blue Grace
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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User Reviews

Fantastic film.....Very funny and great acting
9 January 2015 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

This film starring Dolly Parton and James Woods is a mostly comedy of the blossoming romance between the two.

The acting is great on both sides and and really makes you laugh out loud.

It is a very easy film to watch and I have watched it many times and have not got tired of it.

As well as laughing throughout it does also tug at the heart at times through the film giving it that edge making you want to watch more and more

Would definitely recommend to a friend without hesitation!!!!

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