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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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Alan
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Steve
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Lily
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Guy Girardi
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Janice
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Dr. Erdman
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Milo Jacoby
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Gene Perlman
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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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Dreams do come true...sometimes. 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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Ron Livingston's feature film debut See more »

Goofs

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

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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References Captain Kangaroo (1955) See more »

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Dirty Job
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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A Must See!!!
18 February 2000 | by (Saucon Valley Pa) – See all my reviews

A simple and inspiring movie. Dolly Parton's performance was outstanding!!! Got a little choked up at the end. A great movie when you want something inspiring and touching. A pure entertainment kind of deal. Disagree with Ebert's criticism that the movie is not representative of the radio or journalism business as I really don't care; i didn't watch the movie to be informed or educated about either of these businesses.


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