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Writer (WGA):
Callie Khouri (written by)
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4 August 1995 (USA) See more »
A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters.
A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Grace King Bichon

Dennis Quaid ... Eddie Bichon

Robert Duvall ... Wyly King

Gena Rowlands ... Georgia King

Kyra Sedgwick ... Emma Rae King

Brett Cullen ... Jamie Johnson
Haley Aull ... Caroline 'Doodlebug' Bichon

Muse Watson ... Hank Corrigan
Anne Shropshire ... Aunt Rae
Ginnie Randall ... Eula

Terrence Currier ... Dr. Frank Lewis (as Terrence P. Currier)
Rebecca Koon ... Barbaranelle

Rhoda Griffis ... Edna

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Kitty (as Lisa Roberts)
Deborah Hobart ... Lorene Tuttle

Amy Parrish ... Lucy

Helen Baldwin ... Mary Jane
Libby Whittemore ... Nadine
Punky Leonard ... Norma Leggett
Michael Flippo ... Sonny

Beau Holden ... Frank
Noreen Reardon ... June
Bennie L. Jenkins ... Dub
Rusty Hendrickson ... Harry
J. Don Ferguson ... Announcer
Mary Nell Santacroce ... Mrs. Pinkerton
Shannon Eubanks ... Jessie Gaines
Jamye Price ... Anne
Brinley Arden Vickers ... College Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Bair ... Waiter (uncredited)
Marilea Butler ... Rider (uncredited)

David Huddleston ... Jack 'Mad Dog' Pierce (uncredited)
Anthony Sellers ... Equestrian Event Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Lasse Hallström  (as Lasse Hallstrom)
Writing credits
Callie Khouri (written by)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... co-producer (as William Beasley)
Goldie Hawn .... executive producer
Anthea Sylbert .... producer
Paula Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
Graham Preskett 
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mia Goldman 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
Set Decoration by
Roberta J. Holinko 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
Makeup Department
Richard Dean .... makeup designer: Julia Roberts
Sarah Mays .... key makeup artist
Rita Parillo .... key hair stylist
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist designer: Julia Roberts
Lynn Barber .... second makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Alma Kuttruff .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director
Alexandra E. Perce .... second assistant director
Paul Ryan .... second unit director
Marla D. Saltzer .... dga trainee
Christina Stauffer .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Blair .... assistant props
James Covington .... stand-by painter
Barbara Dunlap .... property master
Elizabeth Lapp .... assistant art director
Thomas A. Morris Jr. .... construction coordinator
Bozydar Orszula .... construction foreman (as Henry Orszula)
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... lead (as polar Bear Shaw)
Alice Faye Smith .... assistant props
Stephanie Waldron .... greenperson
Michael Zansky .... scenic artist
J. Todd Anderson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb .... buyer (uncredited)
Scott Mobley .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ricky Riggs .... scenic (uncredited)
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.)
Fred Burke .... foley artist
Catherine Calleson .... assistant sound editor
Joe Dorn .... supervising adr editor
Julie Feiner .... foley artist
Karyn Foster .... dialogue editor
John Fundus .... boom operator (as John Kenneth Fundus)
Patricia A. Galvin .... assistant adr editor (as Patricia Galvin)
Howell Gibbens .... adr editor
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter F. Kurland .... sound mixer
Catt LeBaigue .... dialogue editor
James Likowski .... foley artist
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeanine Payne .... assistant sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Fred Stafford .... adr editor
Robb Wilson .... assistant sound editor
Lisa K. Wolf .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Wolf)
Steve C. Aaron .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound (uncredited)
Scott Clements .... cable utility (uncredited)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
George Nemzer .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael J. Hudson .... special effects assistant
John D. Milinac .... special effects supervisor
Cindy Folkerson .... stunt coordinator
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Abrams .... video assist operator
Lucas Bielan .... second assistant camera
Bobby Brown .... first assistant camera
Jeff Cronenweth .... camera operator
Stephen Crowley .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Bill Finger .... second assistant camera: second unit
Joe Hicks .... dolly grip
Steele Hunter .... rigging grip
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Charles Laughon .... video assist operator
Charles Laughon .... video playback operator
Calvin Maehl .... rigging gaffer
Ross A. Maehl .... chief lighting technician
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: second unit
Ted Morris .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nick Nelson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Chris Rawlins Jr. .... dolly grip: second unit
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Paul Ryan .... director of photography: second unit
Charles Seabrook .... key grip: second unit
David St. Onge .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Dan Cornwall .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Dale Fowler .... electrician (uncredited)
Jimmy Harritos .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judith Bouley .... additional casting
Marty Cherrix .... casting assistant
Melissa Scott Clark .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stella Cottini .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Eileen McCahill .... costumer
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Ms. Roberts (as Francisca Vega-Buck)
Wendy Moynihan .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Debbi Bossi .... post-production coordinator
David Diliberto .... assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Jim Makiej .... assistant editor
Jennifer Mangan .... associate editor
Heather Persons .... assistant editor
Paul Gagné .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Philip Pucci .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ron Finn .... assistant music editor
Larry Fitzgerald .... music supervisor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Mark Hartley .... music supervisor
Jimmy Johnson .... musician: bass
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Jay Rifkin .... score mixer
Jay Rifkin .... score recordist
Robert Schaper .... music consultant
Joel Sill .... music consultant
Curt Sobel .... music consultant
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gregg Silk .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Randy Burke .... transportation captain
Ronald F. Debranski II .... Julia Robert's Trailer
David Little .... transportation captain
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator
David Carlton White .... grip: truck driver
Laura Connors .... transportation office coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Robinson .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Paul Baron .... on-set medic
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Thomas Bianco .... assistant production accountant
Amy A. Blanc .... script supervisor: second unit (as Amy Blanc)
Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak .... key set staff assistant
Laura Bryant .... assistant location manager
Steve Cainas .... production office staff
Rob Carliner .... assistant: Mr. Duvall
Melissa Crowe .... assistant: Ms. Roberts (as Melissa Crow)
Lauren Faye .... rider: grand prix
Cindy Folkerson .... technical advisor: horses
Margaret Garcia .... assistant: Mr. Hallstrom
Holly Gent Palmo .... production office supervisor
Chris Gilmer .... office staff assistant
John Guss .... set staff assistant
Kara L. Haspel .... office staff assistant
Lyn Healy .... assistant to producers
Rusty Hendrickson .... boss wrangler
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Beau Holden .... assistant: Mr. Quaid
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as nancy James)
Kimberly Jase .... assistant production accountant
Michael G. Jefferson .... set staff assistant
Linda Labov .... assistant to producers
Bobby Lovgren .... wrangler
Alex McClain .... office staff assistant
Dennis Murphy .... rider: grand prix
Stuart Neumann .... location manager
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... production office staff
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Shannon Ragsdale .... set staff assistant (as M. Shannon Ragsdale)
Debbie Roland .... dance instructor
Sarah Sandford .... set staff assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer: end titles
Nina Saxon .... title designer: main title
Todd Snell .... rider: grand prix
Steven Stevens Sr. .... rider: grand prix
Debbie Stevens .... rider: grand prix
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Kelly Stewart .... on-set medic
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
Eleanor Thiesen .... wrangler
Angel Trujillo .... caterer
Mary Tyng .... rider: grand prix
Aaron Vale .... rider: grand prix
Jonathan Lee Wilson .... office staff assistant
Debra Wycoff .... rider: grand prix
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Nicole Luther .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse (uncredited)
Mary Murphy .... dance double (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for brief strong language (Approved No. 33972)
106 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Eddie calls Caroline "Doodlebug." This may be a reference to the children's book "Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug" by J.D. Lester.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the dance scene, after the big show, the band and singers do not match to what songs are currently playing.See more »
Emma Rae:I've got to see a horse about a man.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A story about husbands, wives, parents, children and other natural disasters., 10 April 2003
Author: Old Joe from Hamilton, Australia

This is a very clever movie, made with serious intentions, coming out with both a funny and serious side to it. I am talk about the Julia Roberts drama, ‘Something to talk about'. I have seen many movies that look into the issues concerning relationships and infidelity, such as 2002's, ‘unfaithful'. Yet this film looks at a different side of the problems that can hurt a relationship and also shows that one couples problems can be the ‘talk' of the town.

Grace Bichon has a picture perfect life. She helps manage her father's riding-stable and has a great husband and little daughter. That is until she discovers that her husband Eddie is deceiving her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while, to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone, especially her father's, thus causing a stir in her parent's marriage, too.

What a great story this film has. I love the way that the audience get the chance to experience what a place it is that poor Grace has to live. It also shows that being part of a relationship is not an easy thing. Another clever addition to the story is the use of gossip, which is perfectly incorporated and performed by the movie's actors. You really believe that this town's people want to know what is going on in the lives of the ‘Bichon family' and that is ultimately why it was called ‘Something to talk about'. This all being said, the film has many characters that I did not like, which is credit to the film's story, allowing me to actually like it. The screenwriter for ‘Something to talk about', is Callie Khouri, who did a film last year, that I want to see, called ‘Devine secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood'. Callie wrote a most enjoyable script from where I see it.

There are flawless roles from all involved in the movie. This movie's main star is a gal I like, that being Julia Roberts. I remember reading that someone said Robert's needed to do this movie, to save her career from going down the wrong path. Well she shone in this most likeable of roles. I love the way that her character goes through so many emotions, especially the hot-headed temperament, but for good reason. I had to laugh when Grace is so abrupt, asking all her friends at a meeting, has anyone and everyone in the town been sleeping with her husband. The next line is priceless.

The men in Grace's life are not so great. Husband Eddie (Dennis Quaid) is in a most uncomfortable of situations, which he put himself in. Eddie is upstaged by Grace's sister, Emma Rae (Kyra Sedgwick), who brings Eddie to his knees. Then add in the scene when Grace tries to get revenge on her husband. It is a movie that shows Eddie has done many things wrong. What Grace does might seem a little extreme, but I have no doubt that hurt people will go to such lengths to feel better about themselves and their situation. Grace's father, Wyly King (Robert Duvall) is a man who cares not so much for his family, but more about the disgrace one of his daughter's will bring to the family name, reputation and business. I was shocked when he blurts out ‘All of our friends complain about how their kids grow up and run off and they never hear from them anymore. Why the hell can't that happen to us?'

Director Lasse Hallstrom did a good job with this movie. He certainly seemed fascinated in making a movie which shows how dysfunctional a family really can be, and on more than one level in this film. There was also one name that came up as a bit of a surprise to me in the casting credits, that being Goldie Hawn. She was executive producer of the film, and in some way, you can feel the comedic touch she brought to the film.

‘Something to talk about' hit home personally for me, as I have been part of a family break up, via one parent being unfaithful to the other. It is very hard for kids to understand what is going on when parent's relationships are disintegrating right in front of them. I have resigned to the fact my parents will never be back together again, but this film shows that not all relationships are a lost cause as I am sure they are not. Julia Robert's role in the film was so compelling from where I see it, as she was well within her rights to be as upset as she was. Her role justifies to me, why she is a star in Hollywood today. I guess the only downer for me in this film was the language, which I found just a little slack and disturbing. Roger Ebert said in his review of the film: ‘that ‘Something to talk about' is the kind of film where you start out wondering how all these people are related, and end up knowing all to well'. I could not agree more, but I guess that is what you get when people start to gossip and talk!

CMRS gives ‘Something to talk about': 4 (Very Good Film)

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