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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.

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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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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
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Trivia

The television advertisements specifically promoted this film as a "date movie" for male-female couples. "Real people" were interviewed outside early screenings, with each of the women commenting on how their husbands loved the picture and loved Dolly Parton. This strategy failed to pay off, however, as "Straight Talk" garnered mainly an audience of women and Parton's devotees. See more »

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When Shirlee is on the Zim Zimmerman show, Zim asks her if she thinks her advice could potentially be harmful. When she is responding, the camera operator is seen walking closer to allow the camera to zoom in on her. Yet when the scene cuts to the control room, the cameras on Shirlee are all steady, not zooming in. 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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Burning
Written by Dolly Parton and Bill Owens
Performed by Dolly Parton
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A Must See!!!
18 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

A simple and inspiring movie. Dolly Parton's performance was outstanding!!! Got a little choked up at the end. A great movie when you want something inspiring and touching. A pure entertainment kind of deal. Disagree with Ebert's criticism that the movie is not representative of the radio or journalism business as I really don't care; i didn't watch the movie to be informed or educated about either of these businesses.


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