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Dr. T & the Women (2000)

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A wealthy gynecologist's ideal life is thrown into turmoil when the women closest to him begin to affect his life in unexpecting ways.

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Robert Altman

Writer:

Anne Rapp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Dr. T
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
Andy Richter ... Eli
Lee Grant ... Dr. Harper
Janine Turner ... Dorothy Chambliss
Holly Pelham Holly Pelham ... Joanne (as Holly Pelham-Davis)
Jeanne Evans Jeanne Evans ... First Exam Patient
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Storyline

Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she's a lesbian and is romantically involved with Marilyn, the maid of honor. Dr T's youngest daughter, Connie, is a conspiracy theorist freak who has her own agenda to everything, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn, has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy, meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree, a golf instructor, is the only one who offers him any comfort and salvation. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

13 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. T and the Women See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,012,867, 15 October 2000

Gross USA:

$13,113,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,844,291
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Claire Danes was offered the role of Connie Travis. See more »

Goofs

Tornados generally move from the southwest to the northeast. It appears that Dr. T landed in Mexico which is southwest of Dallas. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
First Exam Patient: Whoo. So uh, so Dr T, I, uh, I hear your wife's sister moved back in with you a few days ago. Is that true?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Yes it is. Peggy and three kids.
Dr. T's Staff: I'm sorry.
First Exam Patient: Uh, what is your wife's name?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Kate.
First Exam Patient: Kate. Yes of course, Kate. Oh. And your wife's sister's name is?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": Peggy.
First Exam Patient: Peggy, Peggy, yes, Peggy. So uh how many children does Peggy have now?
Dr. Sullivan "Sully" Travis, "Dr. T": She has three.
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Crazy Credits

The producers gratefully acknowledge the citizens of Dallas and Mayor Ronald Kirk for their cooperation during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Mother Tucker (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Already Made Up Her Mind
(1992)
Composed by Lyle Lovett
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Published by Michael H. Goldsen Inc./Lyle Lovett
Courtesy of MCA Records/Curb Music Co.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cuts Like A Knife!
26 June 2001 | by meezaSee all my reviews

`What's up Doc?' I will tell you what is up! Set your appointment book and schedule a visit to see `Dr. T & The Women'- the latest film by Director Robert Altman. Richard Gere stars as a gynecologist who must deal with the neurotic women in his life: a mentally-impaired childlike wife, a witty golf pro mistress, a champagne sipping sister, a lesbian daughter, a kennedy-assassination obsessed control freak daughter, and of course his hypochondriac-impatient patients. The film is full of `altmanrisms'- an overlapping dialogue, a catastrophic occurrence in a public event, and of course satirical viewpoints of a certain profession. Gere saves his career again with a remarkable performance. However, it was Laura Dern's work as the champagne sipping sister that still hungover in my mind after I watched the movie. It was a very critical condition that academy award voters overlooked her brilliant acting. Altman again is able to get some well-known actors to appear in his movies- Farrah Fawcett, Helen Hunt, Tara Reid, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson, and Shelley Long are the other female players involved in this one. The one headache I had with `Dr T. & The Women' was the somber characterizations of Dr. T's male buddies. These characters should have been rescheduled to another movie. All in all, Director Robert Altman (in my viewpoint one of the smartest directors of all time) was able to complete a successful cinematic operation on `Dr T. & The Women.' So take two hours, go see this movie, and call me in the morning. **** Good


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