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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
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M'Lynn Eatenton
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Truvy Jones
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Ouiser Boudreaux
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Annelle Dupuy Desoto
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Clairee Belcher
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Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
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Drum Eatenton
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Spud Jones
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Jackson Latcherie
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Sammy Desoto
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Owen Jenkins
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Aunt Fern
Knowl Johnson ...
Tommy Eatenton
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Jonathan Eatenton
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Belle Marmillion
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Nancy Beth Marmillion
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Marshall Marmillion
Ronald Young ...
Drew Marmillion
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Janice Van Meter
Robert Ginnaven ...
Mayor Van Meter
Tom Hodges ...
Louie Jones
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Bark Boone
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Minister
C. Houser ...
Jack Jr. - 1 Year Old
Daniel Camp ...
Jack Jr. - 3 Years Old
Norman Fletcher ...
Mr. Latcherie Sr.
Lori Tate ...
Mrs. Latcherie Sr.
Robert Adams ...
Dr. Judd
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Nurse Pam
Aja Sansone ...
Monique
Rodney Alan Fulton ...
Bobby Ray Ross
Spencer Henderson ...
Dancing Couple
Sandra Asbury-Johnson ...
Dancing Couple
Gale J. Odom ...
Church Singer
Betsy Widhalm ...
Church Organist
Oscar J. Bienvenu Jr. ...
Doctor
Teresa Beaudion ...
Receptionist
Gladys Mallard ...
Nurse
Betty J. Dove ...
Nurse
Travis Harrison ...
Delivery Boy
James Shapkoff III ...
Delivery Man
Walker May ...
Newspaper Boy
Robert R. Morgan ...
Cook
Roger D. McCann ...
Cook's Helper
Debbie McCann ...
Cook's Helper
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Choir Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Herbert Ross ... (directed by)

Written by

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Robert Harling ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Harling ... (play)

Produced by

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Ray Stark ... producer (produced by)
Andrew Stone ... associate producer
Victoria White ... executive producer

Music by

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Georges Delerue ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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John A. Alonzo ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Paul Hirsch ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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David Dresher ... first assistant editor
Marcelo Sansevieri ... assistant editor
Emmy Scharlatt ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Hank McCann ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Gene Callahan ... (production designed by)
Edward Pisoni ... (production designed by)

Art Direction by

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Hub Braden
Okowita ... (as Michael Okowita)

Set Decoration by

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Garrett Lewis
Lee Poll
Bill Gregory ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Julie Weiss ... (costumes by)

Makeup Department

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Annette Bianco ... hairstylist
David Blair ... hairstylist
Colleen Callaghan ... hairstylist: Julia Roberts
Hallie D'Amore ... makeup artist
Frances A. Kolar ... makeup artist (as Frances Kolar)
Leigh Mitchell ... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell ... key hair stylist
Christina Smith ... key makeup artist
Nereida Soto ... assistant
Kim Pease ... makeup trainee (uncredited)
James Ryder ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Dean O'Brien ... unit production manager
Ted Zachary ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martha M. Elcan ... second assistant director
Robert Engelman ... first assistant director (as Bob Engelman)
Brenda Kalosh ... second second assistant director
Terri Martin ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Barry Bedig ... property master
Ralph Chabaud ... illustrator
Stan Cockerell ... assistant property master
Bobby Joe Garren ... greensman (as Bobby J. Garren)
Roger Irvin ... construction coordinator
Kyle Renick ... artistic producer: New York stage original production
Catherine Tambini ... assistant: to Mr. Pisoni
Steven Wolff ... set designer
Robert Alcala ... set dresser (uncredited)
Scott M. Anderson ... assistant prop master (uncredited)
Bill Iiams ... general foreman (uncredited)
Shannon K. Irvin-Sansaricq ... construction assistant (uncredited)
Ricky Riggs ... painter (uncredited)
Mark Woods ... lead man (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tom Bellfort ... supervising sound editor
Stacy Brownrigg ... boom operator
Neal Burger ... sound editor (as Neal R. Burger)
Scott Martin Gershin ... sound editor
Joe Gilbert ... adr editor
Stan Gilbert ... supervising adr editor (as Stanley Gilbert)
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist (as Ellen Hauer)
Larry Kemp ... sound editor (as Lawrence J. Kemp)
Robert J. Litt ... re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Greg Orloff ... foley recordist
Al Overton Jr. ... sound mixer (as Al Overton)
Mark Overton ... boom operator
Kelly Oxford ... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich ... sound editor (as Dan Rich)
John Roesch ... foley artist
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Hugo Weng ... sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit ... sound editor
William Dotson ... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)

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Kevin Harris ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator
Jerry Bertolami ... dolly grip
James Etheridge ... second camera operator
William McConnell ... first assistant camera
Mike Moyer ... gaffer
Dick Oakes ... electrical best boy
Don Reddy ... camera operator
Zade Rosenthal ... still photographer
John Sheeren ... second assistant camera
Stan Vaughan ... best boy grip
Rick A. West ... key grip
David Sinrich ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Bill Dance ... extras casting
Andrea Curtis ... casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patsy Chaney ... costumer
Joie Hutchinson ... costumer (as Joann Hutchinson)
Carol Kunz ... costumer
Donna Roberts ... costumer
Shirlee Strahm ... costume supervisor
Gay Thomas ... key wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Frawley Becker ... location manager
Robert DeBlieux ... assistant location manager
Kenneth Fowler ... location projectionist
Gary Huckabay ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Daniel Allan Carlin ... supervising music editor
Craig Pettigrew ... music editor
John Richards ... scoring mixer: Evergreen Studios
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Orion Crawford ... song transcriber (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jerry Jackson ... transportation coordinator
Jon Bergholz ... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Brian Kay ... driver (uncredited)
Caroline Korney ... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)

Other crew

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Deedee Bail ... assistant: to Mr. Ross (as Dee Dee Bail)
Marlene Canfield ... production assistant
Dannie Collins ... local contact
Karen Estelle Collins ... production assistant (as Karen Collins)
Douglas S. Cramer III ... production assistant
Leigh French ... adr group coordinator
Laura Gibson ... production coordinator
Karen Gordon ... production accountant
Lawrence Greenberg ... production assistant (as Larry Greenberg)
Cheryl Harris ... animal coordinator: Birds & Animals Unlimited (as Cheryl Ann Harris)
Travis Harrison ... production assistant
Spencer Henderson ... choreographer
Sidney J. Lambert ... production assistant (as Sid Lambert)
Marietta Lee ... secretary: to Mr. Stark
David Linck ... unit publicist
Steven McCormick ... production assistant
Marjoree D. Mike ... production secretary
Pattee Roedig ... assistant production accountant
Tony Schwartz ... production assistant (as Tony Siena-Schwartz)
Renata Stoia ... script supervisor
Chris Stone ... production assistant
Claudia Triche ... teacher / welfare worker
Lisa Weisinger ... secretary: to Mr. Ross
Tom Whitehead ... production location consultant
Sandra Grubb ... assistant to producer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Robert Alost ... special thanks: president of Northwestern State University of Louisiana (as Dr. Robert Alost)
Jerry Pierce ... special thanks assistant to the president of Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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Plot Summary

Pivoting around the lively Truvy Jones' Louisiana beauty parlour, a tightly-knit band of friends, confront griefs, loss, life's unforeseen tragedies and heartaches with what they do best: gossiping and sharing. The spirited diabetic and bride-to-be, Shelby; her always supportive mother, M'Lynn; Truvy's gawky assistant, Annelle; the city's curmudgeon, Ouiser; and the town's former first lady, Clairee, are the warm Southern belles who know how to survive life's challenges with their unwavering friendship. But when Shelby decides to conceive, things will turn upside down.. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines The funniest movie ever to make you cry. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Potins de femmes (France)
  • Magnolien aus Stahl - Die Stärke der Frauen (Germany)
  • Magnolias de acero (Spain)
  • Terasmagnooliad (Estonia)
  • Det stærke køn (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,425,440, 19 Nov 1989
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $95,904,091

Did You Know?

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Trivia After a poor take, Director Herbert Ross reprimanded Dolly Parton and asked her if she could act. She replied "No, but it's your job to make me look like I can!" See more »
Goofs The movie takes place in the fictional "Chinquapin Parish" in the state of Louisiana. Several times characters refer to the parish as "the county" and even "Chinquapin County." Louisiana has no counties, only parishes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Harlem Nights/The Little Mermaid/Steel Magnolias/Valmont (1989). See more »
Soundtracks I GOT MINE See more »
Quotes Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood 40 years!
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