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DR T AND THE WOMEN
USA: Artisan Entertainment
UK: Columbia TriStar
Cast: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy, Andy Richter, Lee Grant, Janine Turner, Jani Vorwerk, Gail Cronauer
Director: Robert Altman
Countries: Germany / USA
USA: 122 mins
UK: 121 mins
USA Rated: R for graphic nudity and some sexuality
UK Certificate: 12 contains moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 13 October 2000
UK Release Date: 6 July 2001
In DR T AND THE WOMEN Dr Sullivan Travis (Richard Gere) is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynaecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr T worships women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each and every one at all times - he is their saviour, and he would have it no other way. And sure enough, as in the story of Job, one day a higher force decides to test his faith. Once a man in complete control of his universe, Dr T now finds himself buffeted by chaos and confusion.
The doctor of choice for the city's society elite, Dr T is steadily losing ground to his overbooked schedule, despite the efforts of his devoted chief nurse, Carolyn (Shelley Long). His home life starts to boil over as well: his beloved wife Kate (Farrah Fawcett) has regressed into a childlike state just as plans for the upcoming wedding of the cheerleader daughter DeeDee (Kate Hudson) are shifting into high gear. Adding to the chaos, Dr T's champagne-loving sister-in-law Peggy (Laura Dern) has moved in with her three little girls, while Kennedy conspiracy-buff daughter Connie (Tara Reid) is sounding the alarm about DeeDee's chosen maid of honour, the mysterious Marilyn (Liv Tyler). Overwhelmed, Dr T begins spending more time at his country club's golf course, adding a new woman to his life-the easygoing golf pro, Bree (Helen Hunt).
The story of Job in the Bible ends with Job crawling around the desert looking for answers, and a voice in a whirlwind offers him with this: "Life is not a puzzle to be solved, but a riddle to be pondered." Look for a handful of surprises at the end of DR T AND THE WOMEN, a few that arrive with the gale force of an afternoon Texas blue norther.