Dr. T & The Women

Dr. T & The Women

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Director: Robert Altman

Cast: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett

     
 

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Director Robert Altman reteams with Cookie's Fortune scribe Anne Rapp for this tale of a Dallas gynecologist and the parade of anxious patients, haggard family members, and potential love interests who come his way. Richard Gere plays the titular role of Dr. Sullivan Travis, a calm, successful, and much sought-after ob-gyn who witnesses his normally stable life…  See more details below

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Director Robert Altman reteams with Cookie's Fortune scribe Anne Rapp for this tale of a Dallas gynecologist and the parade of anxious patients, haggard family members, and potential love interests who come his way. Richard Gere plays the titular role of Dr. Sullivan Travis, a calm, successful, and much sought-after ob-gyn who witnesses his normally stable life come apart over the course of one rainy autumn. As the film opens, Dr. T and his wife Kate (Farrah Fawcett) are preparing for the wedding of their Dallas Cowboys cheerleader daughter Dee Dee (Kate Hudson). Their other daughter -- the Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theorist Connie (Tara Reid) -- has her doubts about the impending nuptials, but Dr. T chalks them up to routine sibling jealousy. Meanwhile, escaping a messy divorce, boozy sister-in-law Peggy (Laura Dern) moves into the Travis household with her three toddler daughters in tow. For release, Dr. T finds solace target shooting and golfing (occasionally at the same time) with his buddies, and at his country club, he meets a beguiling golf pro, Bree (Helen Hunt). When the childlike Kate loses her grip on reality during a flatware shopping spree, Bree offers to give the kindly doctor some lessons in his swing -- both on and off the fairways. Dr. T had its North American Premiere at the 2000 Toronto International Film Fest.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Leave it to Robert Altman, American cinema's great iconoclast, to make a comedy about a gynecologist, and a surprisingly charming one at that. Working from a screenplay by Anne Rapp (Cookie's Fortune), Altman, in his typically idiosyncratic manner, chronicles one man's attempt to understand the dizzying array of women in his life. Richard Gere, in his best role since Internal Affairs, gives an appealingly mellow performance as the titular Dr. Travis, better known as Dr. T., a handsome, good-natured gynecologist who caters to Dallas's well-heeled (and high-heeled) female population. Done up in flashy designer suits, with hair and hats the size of Texas, each of these ladies-who-lunch loves Dr. T. because he treats her like a queen, just as he does his pampered wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett). Kate's hospitalization after a mental collapse -- the diagnosis: too much love -- leaves a bewildered Dr. T. vulnerable to the attentions of a no-nonsense golf pro (Helen Hunt). No one can can direct an ensemble like Altman, and the director uses his signature layered dialogue tracks to wonderful effect here, conveying the daily maelstrom of Dr. T's waiting room as the ladies vie for their turn in the stirrups. Although some of the performers, such as Liv Tyler as a mysterious maid of honor, get lost in the confusion of crisscrossing subplots, there are terrific turns by Kate Hudson as Dr. T's cheerleader daughter, Shelley Long as his harried head nurse, and Laura Dern, hilariously perfect as his alcoholic, about-to-be-divorced sister-in-law. Filled with wonderful Altmanesque touches -- the image of an exhausted Mexican maid nipping from a glass of champagne in the midst of a chaotic wedding shower -- Dr. T and the Women, while not a great Altman film, is still a rare pleasure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
UPC:
0012236216933
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
55,970

Special Features

Audio commentary with director, writer and cast; Alfman's Apprenticeship: The Kansas City Years - featurette; Floating Freely: Collaborating With Altman - featurette; The Making of Dr. T & the Women - featurette; Interview with Robert Altman; Trailer and TV spots; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Dr Sullivan Travis
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
Lee Grant Dr Harper
Janine Turner Dorothy
Andy Richter Eli

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Cindy Cowan Executive Producer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
Pam Dixon Casting
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
David Levy Co-producer
Lyle Lovett Score Composer
James Mclindon Producer
Geraldine Peroni Editor
Anne Rapp Screenwriter
Tommy Thompson Asst. Director,Co-producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dr. T and the Women
1. Dr. T & the Women [5:48]
2. "Never Take a Good Woman for Granted" [2:05]
3. Shopping for the Perfect Wedding [2:40]
4. A Little Absent-Minded [2:29]
5. Caught in a Downpour [2:10]
6. The New Golf Pro [2:54]
7. A Romp Through the Fountain [3:30]
8. "It's Not Nice" [2:44]
9. Kate's Condition [1:48]
10. Beauty and Fairness for Dallas [3:11]
11. The Hestia Complex Explained [6:00]
12. The New Cheerleader [3:00]
13. A Specimen of Health [2:01]
14. Golf Partners [2:19]
15. Cell Phone Emergency [1:49]
16. Family Support [2:49]
17. The Dynamics of Twins [1:55]
18. No Two Alike [2:39]
19. Bridal Shower [2:57]
20. Testing Out the New Driver [3:07]
21. Dinner Date [6:06]
22. Duck Hunting [3:49]
23. Visiting Kate [2:48]
24. Bridesmaid Fittings [2:57]
25. Family Visit at the Office [5:01]
26. A Rough Day [8:12]
27. New Patient [5:17]
28. Making a Move [5:18]
29. Missed Opportunity [1:57]
30. A Fall Wedding [6:32]
31. "Run Away With Me" [3:19]
32. Escape [3:29]
33. A Boy [3:58]
34. End Credits [4:55]

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Dr. T & The Women 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I rented this movie with hopes that is would be a great movie since it had a great cast. Boy! I sure was wrong. This movie had no plot, it was hard to follow all of the characters and the ending was stupid. I would say this is the worst movie I have ever seen. With such a great cast, it should have been much better. -Brandi, Destin, Fl