Straight Talk Poster

Release Date: April 3rd, 1992

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
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?

Cast: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Deirdre O'Connell, John Sayles, Teri Hatcher, Spalding Gray

Director: Barnet Kellman

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Sandollar Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Investigation, Doctor, Transformation, Lighthearted, Amusing, Small town