Dr T and the Women

October 13th, 2000


Dr T and the Women

No valid json found

Still of Farrah Fawcett in Dr T and the WomenStill of Richard Gere and Shelley Long in Dr T and the WomenStill of Richard Gere in Dr T and the WomenStill of Laura Dern in Dr T and the WomenStill of Tara Reid in Dr T and the WomenStill of Robert Altman in Dr T and the Women

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...

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.7/10 (11,387 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Robert Altman

Stars: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett

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 commited to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planing to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is a lesbian and 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.

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 - Joanne (as Holly Pelham-Davis)
Jeanne Evans - First Exam Patient

Release Date: 13 October 2000

Filming Locations: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden - 8617 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,012,867 (USA) (15 October 2000) (1489 Screens)

Gross: $22,844,291 (Worldwide) (18 January 2001)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In-competition film at the 57th Venice Film Festival in 2000.

Continuity: The toll-tag on Dr. T's car is first shown in the upper driver's side of the windshield and later it is lower part of the driver's side windshield (just above the registration stickers).

[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.

User Review

No really, I like this movie

Rating: 8/10

I'm sorry, but I like this movie. It might just be my defense of Robert Altman, but I think that this is a good comedy. Dr. T who devotes his life to taking care of women, but never considers how they could take care of themselves. He loves everything about women, and women love him. However, nothing he can do can protect them in the end.

The problem is that this film was presented as a movie for women: a date movie that you can drag a boyfriend or husband to in order to prove love and devotion. The film is actually examining women, their needs and relationships with or without a strong male figure. This isn't a chick flick; it's an analytic comedy. So, the intended movie date turns out to be a disappointment for both parties who have no idea what to expect.

The only positive aspect of this whole misunderstanding is that now, years later, Dr. T ends up on the cheap rack at any DVD store. So don't rent it, buy it, give it another look and even if you don't like it, sell it for even cheaper. When this movie is available for less than a dollar, no one will have any excuse not to watch it. Several of the people will end up actually liking it.


Comments are closed.