Dr. T and the Women (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 October 2000 (USA)
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Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Dee
Holly Pelham ...
Joanne (as Holly Pelham-Davis)
Jeanne Evans ...
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Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she's a lesbian and is romantically involved with Marilyn, the maid of honor. Dr T's youngest daughter, Connie, is a conspiracy theorist freak who has her own agenda to everything, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn, has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy, meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree, a golf instructor, is the only one who offers him any comfort and salvation. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. T and the Women  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,012,867 (USA) (13 October 2000)


£31,898 (UK) (6 July 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Richard Gere later admitted that he didn't understand the finale until preview audiences explained it to him. See more »


The toll-tag on Dr. T's car is first shown in the upper driver's side of the windshield and later it is lower part of the driver's side windshield (just above the registration stickers). See more »


[first lines]
First Exam Patient: Whoo. So uh, so Dr T, I, uh, I hear your wife's sister moved back in with you a few days ago. Is that true?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Yes it is. Peggy and three kids.
Dr. T's Staff: I'm sorry.
First Exam Patient: Uh, what is your wife's name?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Kate.
First Exam Patient: Kate. Yes of course, Kate. Oh. And your wife's sister's name is?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Peggy.
First Exam Patient: Peggy, Peggy, yes, Peggy. So uh how many children does Peggy have now?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": She has three.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, actors have their names appear in a plain sans serif font while actress have their names appear in a flowing script font. See more »


Referenced in Paternity Leave (2015) See more »


Ain't It Something
Composed by Lyle Lovett
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Published by Michael H. Goldsen Inc./Lyle Lovett
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Not What I Expected, but I Loved it...
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I may be in the minority here, but I loved DR. T AND THE WOMEN, mainly because it wasn't what I expected. Looking at the title and the cast, I expected a smarmy sex comedy about a doctor who is irresistible to all of his patients and is running from exam room to exam room getting his clothes torn off and then I saw that Robert Altmann directed it and decided to give it a look. I found this film to be an intelligent and winning comedy about a doctor who actually loves and respects his female patients as well as the various females in his life. Richard Gere has rarely been more appealing on screen as the doc of the title and he is surrounded by an impressive group of actresses at the top of their game. Helen Hunt plays the golf pro he falls for. Laura Dern is very funny as his alcoholic sister-in-law. Shelley Long has some funny moments as his office manager who harbors a secret crush on her boss. Kate Hudson and Tara Reid play Doctor T's daughters and in a brief but memorable cameo, Farrah Fawcett as Gere's mentally unstable wife who ends up institutionalized. This film is a little more structured than most of Altmann's previous work and doesn't require the usual work necessary to enjoy an Altmann film and the straight forward scripting is a big help. I know a lot of people found the ending troubling, but to me it was classic Altmann...a little crazy, a little off-center, and leaving questions unanswered...something we Altmann fans have come to expect of him.

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