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Straight Talk (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, 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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Storyline

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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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A Once Upon A Lifetime Comedy. See more »

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Comedy | 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  »

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$21,202,099 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A 1981 episode of the TV series WKRP entitled "Ask Jennifer" had almost the same storyline. WKRP's buxom blonde receptionist, Jennifer Marlowe, fills in unexpectedly for the station's newly hired call-in host. She's a natural and becomes a big hit. Against her wishes, she's talked into continuing until a replacement is found. All goes well until she gives a caller advice that has unintended consequences. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

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Blue Grace
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Dolly at her best!
25 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Dolly's who's grown tired of her over-the-top antics over the last few years, I find myself going back to this film to remind myself of why I liked her all those years ago. Underneath the outrageous clothes and makeup and the outrageous personality, I always felt there was someone a little more down to earth and sweeter than what we get on stage. Well, this movie keeps her out of those terrible clothes and keeps her mouth from going overboard and what comes across is a sweet, gentle, down-to-earth lady who gives the best acting performance of her career. There are times when the movie feels like more of a predictable made-for-TV film than a theatrical release, but there are times of comedy and drama and heartfelt emotions that make it a very sweet feel-good movie. Leaning more towards westerns and war movies, film noir and science fiction, I rarely find this sort of movie appealing. In this case, the entire cast, especially James Woods, does a fine job, and Dolly charms. Holy moley!


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