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Straight Talk (1992)

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

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3 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Famosa por error  »

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$21,202,099 (USA)
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Trivia

While the characters of Shirlee Kenyon and Steve are married in the film, in real life Dolly Parton is 12 years older than Michael Madsen. Though not an impossibility, owing to both their age difference and her seniority, their marriage is an unlikely match. See more »

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When Jack drops Shirlee off after their date, they pull up in front of her hotel. In the background we see a sign for a cafe that says Open 24 Hours. If you look closely, you can see that the interior of the cafe is completely dark, indicating that it is closed. See more »

Quotes

'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: Money is made to be spent. What goods it doin' in the bottom of my panty drawer?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.24 (2012) See more »

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Dirty Job
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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"Straight Talk" is one of Dolly Parton's best.
8 November 1998 | by (Greenville, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, and Michael Madsen star in this warm, funny, and terrific film. Dolly Parton stars as Shirlee Kenyon, a down-to-earth dance instructor who has just been fired. Then she decides to go to Chicago where she hopes to make it big. Soon she becomes Chicago's leading radio personality and everything starts going her way. Anybody who likes a funny movie should definitely watch this.


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