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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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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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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 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

Valet: [Arrives with her car keys] You're the pink Mercedes?
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: No, I'm Shirlee Kenyon. I drive a pink Mercedes.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.185 (2011) See more »

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Dirty Job
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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Delightful piece of fluff
17 July 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Some might dismiss this as a "feel good" movie and indeed it is. But it's a lot of fun and a bright vehicle for the always delightful and vivacious (bodaceous?) Dolly Parton. Sure, the plot is predictable from the first scene. But there are a lot of laughs and good moments on the way to the trite happy ending. But the measure of a movie is whether you enjoy it and this is a wonderfully honest and enjoyable picture.


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