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

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Comedy | Romance

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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

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: I'm returning the car. It came with the job.
Gordon: Wherever you go you'll need a car.
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: Nobody needs a 60 thousand dollar car. Besides, I'm not really a Mercedes, I'm just a plain ol' Pontiac... maybe a Chevy.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.185 (2011) See more »

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You Thought I Couldn't Dance
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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