Straight Talk

Straight Talk

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Director: Barnet Kellman

Cast: Barnet Kellman, Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne

     
 

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Dolly Parton and James Woods as the screen's hottest new romantic team? That's only one of several casting surprises in this romantic comedy. Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton) has had enough of life in her small Arkansas town, not to mention her small-minded Arkansas boyfriend Steve (Michael Madsen). So she decides to head for the big city of Chicago, where she applies… See more details below

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Dolly Parton and James Woods as the screen's hottest new romantic team? That's only one of several casting surprises in this romantic comedy. Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton) has had enough of life in her small Arkansas town, not to mention her small-minded Arkansas boyfriend Steve (Michael Madsen). So she decides to head for the big city of Chicago, where she applies for a job as a receptionist at a talk radio station. However, she arrives at the studios just as the staff are frantically searching for the psychiatrist hired to host a call-in show for people seeking advice with their personal problems. Shirlee is put on the air by mistake, and, while she lacks a degree in psychology, she has common sense to spare, and her no-nonsense advice makes the show a hit. Soon "Doctor Shirlee" is the talk of the town, but reporter Jack Russell (James Woods) senses that she might not be all she's supposed to be. Jack does some investigating and finds out the truth about Shirlee, but by this time the two have met and he's fallen in love with her. Will Jack obey his responsibilities as a journalist, or follow his heart? Straight Talk's supporting cast includes filmmaker John Sayles, monologist Spalding Gray, actor and producer Griffin Dunne, and future Lois Lane Teri Hatcher.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
UPC:
0683904630261
Original Release:
1992
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
A
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:31:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dolly Parton Dr. Shirlee Kenyon
James Woods Jack Russell
Griffin Dunne Alan Riegert
Michael Madsen Steve Labell
Jerry Orbach Milo Jacoby
Deirdre O'Connell Lily
Charles Fleischer Tony
John Sayles Guy Girardi
Teri Hatcher Janice
Spalding Gray Dr. Erdman
Philip Bosco Gene Perlman
Keith MacKechnie Gordon
Jay Thomas Zim Zimmerman
Amy Morton Ann
Mary Gail Artz Actor
Barbara Cohen Actor
Paula Newsome Ellen
Ralph Foody Desk Clerk
Robin Eurich Bill
Jeff Garlin Bob
Paul Dinello Casey
Barnet Kellman Director
Robert Kurcz Phil
Ray Toler Man at Strip Joint
Michael Oppenheimer Maitre D'
Michael Jeffrey Woods Photographer
Tom Amandes 1st Waiter
James Spinks 1st Bartender
Greg Sobieski 2nd Bartender
Scott Benjaminson Valet
Tom Webb Newscaster
Peter Sova Cabbie
Alan Wilder Snake Man
Roger Christiansen Technical Director
Mary Ann Thebus Waitress
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese 1st Girl
Dana Lubotsky 2nd Girl
Becky Wahlstrom 3rd Girl
Tony Judge Officer
Susan Philpot Librarian
Dionne Lynn Nosek P.A.
Kate Buddeke Tina
Tracy Letts Sean
Jane Lynch Gladys
Anthony Cannata Bud
Joyce Hiller Piven Joan
Lorenzo Clemons Mr. Isaacs
Ron Livingston Soldier
Ray Friedeck Mr.Polonsky
Etel Billig Thelma
Irma P. Hall Ethel
Gilmary Doyle 1st Fan
Jack Walsh Guard
Susan Messing Make-up Woman
John Gegenhuber 2nd Waiter

Technical Credits
Barnet Kellman Director
Carol Baum Executive Producer
Susan Berman Screenwriter
Fred Berner Producer
Craig Bolotin Original Story,Screenwriter
David E. Campbell Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Chartoff Producer
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Sandy Gallin Executive Producer
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Dolly Parton Score Composer,Songwriter
Michael Perry Art Director
Patricia Resnick Screenwriter
Zvi Howard Rosenman Executive Producer
Peter Sova Cinematographer
Jodie Lynne Tillen Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeffrey Townsend Production Designer
Michael Tronick Editor
Glenn Williams Musical Direction/Supervision

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