Straight Talk

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  • PG
Leaving her rural life in Arkansas, Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton) moves to Chicago and seeks employment at a radio station. When a mix-up finds Shirlee sitting in as the host on a show for call-in advice, her common-sense wisdom wins over fans. read more
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Leaving her rural life in Arkansas, Shirlee Kenyon (Dolly Parton) moves to Chicago and seeks employment at a radio station. When a mix-up finds Shirlee sitting in as the host on a show for call-in advice, her common-sense wisdom wins over fans. Soon she's "Doctor Shirlee," an in-demand on-air personality, but, of course, she's lacking in the proper credentials, a fact that journalist Jack Russell (James Woods) already suspects. Will Shirlee be able to keep her new gig if the truth gets out?

Original Release

04/03/1992

US Release

04/03/1992

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Cast

Dolly Parton Shirlee / Shirlee Kenyon
James Woods Jack / Jack Russell
Griffin Dunne Alan / Alan Riegert
Michael Madsen Steve
John Sayles Guy Girardi
Teri Hatcher Janice
Spalding Gray Dr. Erdman
Jerry Orbach Milo Jacoby
Peter Alun Thomas Baseball catcher
Alberto Viruena Man
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Barnet Kellman

Writers

Craig Bolotin, Patricia Resnick

Cast

Dolly Parton Shirlee / Shirlee Kenyon
James Woods Jack / Jack Russell
Griffin Dunne Alan / Alan Riegert
Michael Madsen Steve
John Sayles Guy Girardi
Teri Hatcher Janice
Spalding Gray Dr. Erdman
Jerry Orbach Milo Jacoby
Peter Alun Thomas Baseball catcher
Alberto Viruena Man
Lisa Marie Ackel Dental Hygienist
Suzy Brack Date at Restaurant
Simona Ferraro Reporter
Megan McCarthy Upscale Shopper
Philip Bosco Gene Perlman
Charles Fleischer Tony
Keith MacKechnie Gordon
Jay Thomas Zim Zimmerman
Amy Morton Ann
Paula Newsome Ellen

Producers

Howard Rosenman Executive Producer
Carol Baum Executive Producer
Sandy Gallin Executive Producer
Carol Baum Producer
Fred Berner Producer
Robert Chartoff Producer
Lynn Hendee Producer

Editors

Michael Tronick

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