Steel Magnolias

1989, Comedy/Drama, 1h 58m

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Steel Magnolias has jokes and characters to spare, which makes it more dangerous (and effective) when it goes for the full melodrama by the end. Read critic reviews

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M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.

Cast & Crew

Sally Field
M'Lynn Eatenton
Dolly Parton
Truvy Jones
Shirley MacLaine
Ouiser Boudreaux
Daryl Hannah
Annelle Dupuy Desoto
Olympia Dukakis
Clairee Belcher
Julia Roberts
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
Tom Skerritt
Drum Eatenton
Sam Shepard
Spud Jones
Dylan McDermott
Jackson Latcherie
Bill McCutcheon
Owen Jenkins
Robert Harling
Screenwriter
Ray Stark
Producer
Andrew Stone
Associate Producer
Victoria White
Executive Producer
Georges Delerue
Original Music
John A. Alonzo
Director of Photography
Paul Hirsch
Film Editor
Gene Callahan
Production Design
Edward Pisoni
Production Design
Hub Braden
Art Direction
Okowita
Art Direction
Garrett Lewis
Set Decoration
Lee Poll
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