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Straight Talk (1992)

A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director:

Barnet Kellman

Writers:

Craig Bolotin (story), Craig Bolotin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolly Parton ... Shirlee
James Woods ... Jack
Griffin Dunne ... Alan
Michael Madsen ... Steve
Deirdre O'Connell ... Lily
John Sayles ... Guy Girardi
Teri Hatcher ... Janice
Spalding Gray ... Dr. Erdman
Jerry Orbach ... Milo Jacoby
Philip Bosco ... Gene Perlman
Charles Fleischer ... Tony
Keith MacKechnie ... Gordon
Jay Thomas ... Zim Zimmerman
Amy Morton ... Ann
Paula Newsome ... Ellen
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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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

She Walked In The Wrong Door At The Right Time And Turned Chicago's Hottest Radio Station Upside Down! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sex related dialogue, and momentary sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A soundboard engineer wears a Wabash College sweatshirt. WNDY was Wabash College's radio station 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

'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: How's your daughter?
Phil: She's back in school and doing really well thanks to you, Dr. Shirlee.
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: I'm just Shirlee now.
Phil: What?
'Dr.' Shirlee Kenyon: I'm just Shirlee now!
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Alternate Versions

From the big-screen to the video screen, Straight Talk was edited down. Several scenes, including a limo-ride, a longer resturaunt scene with Shirley and Jack, and several other minor scenes were reinstated when it aired on ABC network tv. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.24 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Job
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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the best dolly parton movie
20 August 2003 | by MichaelLee1991See all my reviews

this is the best dolly parton movie ever.she is great in it along with james woods griffen dunne and teri hatcher.it tells the story of the woman who sent to go to chicago but got more.i loved this movie ever since it came out and i watched at least once a week.i give this movie two thumbs up.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,575,746, 5 April 1992

Gross USA:

$21,202,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,202,099
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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