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Dr. T & the Women (2000)

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A wealthy gynecologist's ideal life is thrown into turmoil when the women closest to him begin to affect his life in unexpecting ways.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writer:

Anne Rapp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Dr. T
Helen Hunt ... Bree
Farrah Fawcett ... Kate
Laura Dern ... Peggy
Shelley Long ... Carolyn
Tara Reid ... Connie
Kate Hudson ... Dee Dee
Liv Tyler ... Marilyn
Robert Hays ... Harlan
Matt Malloy ... Bill
Andy Richter ... Eli
Lee Grant ... Dr. Harper
Janine Turner ... Dorothy Chambliss
Holly Pelham Holly Pelham ... Joanne (as Holly Pelham-Davis)
Jeanne Evans Jeanne Evans ... First Exam Patient
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

13 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. T and the Women See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,012,867, 15 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,113,041, 18 January 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,844,291, 18 January 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To make Farrah Fawcett more comfortable for her nude scene in the fountain, director 'Robert Altman' had cleared the entire stage of people, except for himself, the director of photography, and the sound recordist. To everyone's surprise, she refused to do the scene without the crowd, stating she was not at all embarrassed by her naked body. So the extras were let in, she performed the scene completely naked, and received a standing ovation from the crowd afterwards. See more »

Goofs

The "newborn" baby is born circumcised. See more »

Quotes

[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

This film is dedicated to the memory of Tommy. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Dr. T and the Women' (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't It Something
(1994)
Composed by Lyle Lovett
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Published by Michael H. Goldsen Inc./Lyle Lovett
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Are 'allegory' and 'whimsy' just totally lost on people these days, or something???!
28 November 2004 | by Howlin WolfSee all my reviews

... It doesn't so much 'depress' me that people don't like this film, as it does when I find out the REASONS people dislike it. I didn't even feel moved to comment until I realized the staggering lack of depth that's comprised in most people's criticisms here. I figured that I'd just watched a pleasant enough comedic trifle. Apparently not.

People, dislike this film by all means - it's hardly the best I've ever seen - but don't vilify it for the very qualities that were wholly intentional. I mean, how many of the 'naysayers' here have even the SLIGHTEST passing knowledge of Frank Capra???! There were odd moments here and there in this that struck me as being decidedly Capraesque...

Gere is PERFECT as the guy who - without arrogance - is convinced that he can be every woman's knight in shining armour... Trouble is, they don't NEED any 'convincing'! So, what exactly happens when you take a guy like this and show him a woman who is, by the best information available, completely self-sufficient? All I can say is: If this scenario even slightly intrigues you, then watch it and find out... !

I think the ending is very fitting, too... (e-mail or PM me for reasons if you disagree; as I don't wish to spoil too much for the good people that are yet to watch!) Rather 'Buddhist' - so surely appropriate for a man of Mr. Gere's persuasion... ?!

(7/10, or ***/***** in profile ratings system.)


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