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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Guy Girardi
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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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Trivia

WNDY was Wabash College's radio station. My guess that is why you see one of the sound board engineers wearing a Wabash College sweatshirt. 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

Jack Russell: [During the seduction scene he drops her bra] Holy Moley!
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: Is that all you can say?
Jack Russell: [softer and slower] Holy Moley!
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: [Giggles]
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: [Scene cuts to them lying in bed] Holy Moley!
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References Let's Make Love (1960) See more »

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The Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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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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