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|Filming dates:||12 July 1988 - 15 September 1988|
USA - 5,467,015 USD (19 November 1989) |
|Plot:||Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture, "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." Filled with humor and heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.|
"I GOT MINE" Written and Performed by Ry Cooder Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. By Arrangement with Warner Special Products|
"MA LOUISIANNE" Written and Performed by Zachary Richard Courtesy of Rounder Records Corp.
"CAJUN CHRISTMAS/WOULD YOU FLY" Written by Marsha Brown Performed by Monty and Marsha Brown Courtesy of Swallow Records
"GYPSY BLOOD" Written and Performed by Mason Ruffner Courtesy of CBS Records By Arrangement with CBS Records Music Licensing Department
"LOOKIN' FOR YOU" Written and Performed by Holly Dunn Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
"TWO STEP MAMOU" Written by Wayne Toups, Jay Miller and Jean Arceneaux Performed by Wayne Toups and Zydecajun Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
"OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL" Written by George Jackson and Tom Jones III Performed by Tommy Funderburk
"JAMBALAYA" Written by Hank Williams Performed by Tommy Funderburk
"LES GRANDS BOIS" Arranged and Performed by Jo-El Sonnier Courtesy of Rounder Records Corp.
"YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" Written by George M. Cohan
"WINTER WONDERLAND" Written by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith
Continuity: When Truvy is preparing Shelby's hair for her wedding, she takes out the same rollers three times.|
Continuity: At the trash can, Annelle picks up the third magazine twice.
Continuity: In the salon, Ouiser takes her hat, but can be seen wearing it later in a mirror reflection.
Continuity: When Sammy makes Annelle a cherry Coke, the glass changes after he pours the Coke, but before he throws the cherry into it. The level of liquid also momentarily drops.
Continuity: When Shelby spills her orange juice in the beauty shop, the glass loses about half its juice. However, when Annell starts cleaning it up, there appears to be at least a couple of glasses of juice on the floor.
Continuity: SPOILER: When M'Lynn collects Jack Jr. from Aunt Fern after Shelby's death, the toys he is holding as Aunt Fern puts him down disappear as he walks along the path and reappear when M'Lynn picks him up.
Continuity: At Shelby's wedding reception, Nancy Beth sports two very different hair styles. Early on when she's dancing, it's smoothed down, but later when they are eating cake inside the house, it's quite big and curly.
Continuity: During the wedding reception while the song "Jambalaya" is being sung, several cast members switch positions while the dancers are performing.
Continuity: When M'Lynn's son puts a piece of ice down the back of her shirt, we can hear it fall to the floor. In the next shot, it's still down her shirt and she's asking Shelby for help to get it out.
Continuity: As Shelby and Jackson are leaving the wedding reception one of the blown up condoms gets pushed so it faces inside the car when the door is shut. When the camera returns to Shelby sitting in the car, it is gone.
Continuity: When Ouiser arrives at the hair salon before the wedding, she ties the dog leash to the tree. When the dog runs off after the birds, the leash is looped through itself, not tied.
Continuity: At the Christmas Holiday Festival, Truvy and Annelle are working the concession stand. Truvy hands a box of food to a woman standing next to Shelby. The woman hands Truvy a bill and has her arm out-stretched for the change. Truvy hands the money to Annelle. The shot changes, Annelle appears to give the change to the woman. It then goes back to the original shot the arm is still outstretched for the change.
Continuity: When the ladies are in Truvy's shop before Shelby's wedding talking about recipes, Shelby alternates between applying lipstick and having her hands in her lap between shots.
Continuity: As Ouiser is approaching Truvy's salon before the wedding, the women are loading colored eggs into the trunk of Truvy's car. The amount of eggs in the trunk changes between shots.
SYNC: Whenr Ouiser is confronting Annelle outside Truvy's before the wedding, the shots move back and forth between Ouiser and Annelle. With each shot back to Annelle, the eggs are in different order. The yellow egg on Annelle's right in the upper right corner of the top tray comes and goes.
Continuity: When Clary, Truvy and Annelle are in church, they are sitting in back of a family whose pew looks full. Ouiser walks in and winks at Owen. We see the family again, and the pew is still looking full with the mother, son and daughter sitting very close together. In the next shot Ouiser is standing next to the pew and suddenly there's a big space between the sister and the brother, where Ouiser sits.
Continuity: SPOILER: When Shelby is having her nails done just after announcing she and M'Lynn will be going in for surgery, she places her arm up on the table twice.
Revealing mistakes: SPOILER: At the Christmas party, when Drum is announcing Shelby's pregnancy, the wide camera shot shows Shelby and Jackson standing side-by-side, and the very next tighter shot shows them leaning against one another, hugging.
Continuity: SPOILER: In the final scene in the park next to the canal, when Annelle begins to have labor pains and is taken from the park in Spud's SUV, shadows indicate that it is early to mid-morning. In the next shot, as a helicopter camera follows the SUV and motorcycle through the city streets, the shadows indicate that it was shot in the late afternoon.
Fact errors: SPOILER: When Shelby is in the hospital she has the "drip chamber" of the IV ,which is supposed to spike into the IV bag, taped to her hand. In other words the IV tubing is completely backwards.
Continuity: Before the wedding, all of the girls are in Truvy's, talking. Clairee is sitting in front of a stack of Easter eggs. Notice how the colors and placement of the eggs change almost every time the camera pans to Clairee.
PLOT: SPOILER: At the time of Shelby's death, Annelle is about six months pregnant and Jack Jr. is just a toddler, two years old at most. At Easter when Annelle goes into labor, Jack Jr. is three or four years old.
Continuity: When Jackson enters Shelby's room through the window before the wedding and walks to the bathroom to speak to Shelby, he does not close the window. But when he goes to leave again he opens the window.
Continuity: SPOILER: When the women are in the beauty shop when M'Lynn has Jack Jr., Clairee's rollers are in a certain sequence in one shot and then in a different order in the next.
Continuity: SPOILER: While the ladies are in the cemetery after Shelby's funeral, Truvy gives M'Lynn a compact. M'Lynn opens it up to check her appearance but in the following scenes, the compact goes from open to close and back to open again as M'Lynn gets angry over Shelby's death.
GEOG: The movie takes place in the fictional "Chinquapin Parish" in the state of Louisiana. Several times characters refer to the parish as "the county" and even "Chinquapin County." Louisiana has no counties, only parishes.
Continuity: In Truvy's salon after Shelby gets done telling the ladies about her upcoming kidney transplant, Shelby gives her right hand to Truvy twice to finish her manicure.
Continuity: While Ouiser is 'grilling' Annelle near the trunk of the car behind Truvy's hair salon, Annelle is holding a couple of flats of colored eggs for the church, the eggs change colors many times from shot to shot.
Clairee: I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.|
Truvy: Yeah, how did that go?
Clairee: Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.
Truvy: Was she hurt?
Clairee: I doubt it. She got hit in the head.
Truvy: In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good,
I buy a size eight.
Truvy: Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is
marchin' across your face.
Shelby: Pink is my signature color.
[Referring to her daughter's many pink wedding decorations]
M'Lynn: That sanctuary looks like it's been hosed down with
Ouiser Boudreaux: I am just about at the end of my rope with you.
Drum: Well, then why don't you tie a noose and slip it 'round your
Truvy: I kind of like hiring somebody with a past.
Clairee: She can't be more than eighteen. She hasn't had time to have
Truvy: Oh get with it, Clairee. This is the eighties. If you can
achieve puberty, you can achieve a past.
Ouiser Boudreaux: I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for
free. And I don't see movies 'cause they're trash, and they got
nothin' but naked people in 'em! And I don't read books, 'cause if
they're any good, they're gonna make 'em into a miniseries.
Clairee Belcher: [quoting her gay nephew] All gay men have track
lightin'. And all gay men are named Mark, Rick, or Steve.
Ouiser Boudreaux: This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell.
Drum: Ouiser, can we call a truce long enough for me to get a piece
[Ouiser slices him the tail piece of an armadillo cake]
Drum: Aww, thanks Ouiser. Nothin' like a good piece of ass.
Annelle: Sammy Wayne Desoto, what is this in my Frigidaire?
Annelle: I don't care what you do with your refrigerator, but you
will not keep liquor in mine. [dumps the beer out in the yard]
Sammy: Oh, Annelle, for Christ's sake!
Annelle: Who? Who did you say?
Sammy: Christ, Christ, Christ!
Annelle: Are you speaking of our Lord? Is that whose name you're
taking in vain?
Sammy: That's the one.
Annelle: Well, I'm sorry, Sammy. But I am not about to spend the next
fifty years of my life with someone I'm not gonna run into in the
Sammy: Oh, Annelle, goddammit!
Annelle: I think we should pray.
Sammy: Oh, I'd rather eat dirt!
Nancy Beth Marmillion: That Jackson is one big hangin' man!
Shelby: [annoyed] Yes, I know.
M'Lynn: We have this new psychiatrist that comes in two days a week
and of course I pick her name out of the grab bag, I have to pick
something up for her tomorrow. Would you put that on the list, I
have no idea what to get your father. What's Jackson giving you, do
M'Lynn: Furniture, well, my. Must be nice to be married to a rich
lawyer. What's it for, the living room?
Shelby: No, for the nursery. [seeing M'Lynn's stricken look] We
wanted to tell you when you and daddy were together, but you're
never together so it's every man for himself. I'm pregnant.
M'Lynn: I realize that.
Shelby: Well is that it? Is that all you're gonna say?
M'Lynn: What do you want me to say?
Shelby: Well, something along the lines of congratulations.
Shelby: Would it be too much to ask for a little excitement, not too
much I wouldn't want you to break a sweat or anything. It's in
July. Oh Mama, you have to help me plan. We're gonna get a new
house. Jackson and I are going house hunting next week. Jackson
loves to hunt for anything.
M'Lynn: What does Jackson say about all of this?
Shelby: He's so excited. He says he doesn't care whether it's a boy
or a girl, but I know he really wants a son so bad he can taste it.
He's really cute about the whole thing. It's all he can talk about:
Jackson Latree, Jr.
M'Lynn: Does he ever? Listen, I mean when doctors and specialists
give you advice. Does he listen? I know you never do, does he? Huh?
What? Well, I guess since he doesn't have to carry the baby it
really isn't any of his concern.
Shelby: Mama, I want a child.
M'Lynn: What about adoption? You've filled out all the applications.
Shelby: Mama, no judge is gonna give a baby to someone with my
medical records. Jackson even put out feelers about buying one.
M'Lynn: People do it all the time.
Shelby: Listen to me. I want a child of my own. I think it would help
things a lot.
M'Lynn: I see.
Shelby: Mama, you worry too much. In fact I never worry 'cause I
always know you're worried enough for the both of us. Jackson and I
have given this a lot of thought.
M'Lynn: Has he really? Well, there's a first time for everything.
Shelby: Don't start on Jackson.
M'Lynn: Your poor body has been through so much. Why would you
deliberately do this to yourself?
Shelby: Diabetics have healthy babies all the time.
M'Lynn: You are special Shelby. There are limits to what you can do.
Shelby: I am going to be very, very careful, nobody is going to be
hurt or disappointed or even inconvenienced.
M'Lynn: Least of all Jackson, I'm sure.
Shelby: You're jealous, because you no longer have a say so in what I
do and that drives you up the wall. You're ready to spit nails
because you can't call the shots.
M'Lynn: I did not raise my daughter to talk to me like this.
Shelby: Yes, you did.
M'Lynn: Oh no, I didn't.
Shelby: Whenever any of us asked you what you wanted for us when we
grew up what did you say?
M'Lynn: Shelby, I'm not in the mood to play games.
Shelby: Just tell me what you said, Mama, what did you say?
M'Lynn: The only thing I have ever said to you, ever, is that I want
you to be happy.
Shelby: Okay, the one thing that would make me happy is to have a
baby. If I could adopt one I would, but I can't. I'm going to have
a baby, and I wish you'd be happy too.
M'Lynn: I'll tell you what I wish. Well, I don't know what I wish.
Shelby: Mama, I don't know why you have to make everything so
difficult. I look at having a baby as the opportunity of a
lifetime. Sure there may be risk involved, but that's true for
anybody. But you get through it and life goes on. And when it's all
said and done there will be a little piece of immortality with
Jackson's good looks and my sense of style, I hope. Please, please
I need your support. I would rather have thirty minutes of
wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
Ouiser Boudreaux: [after knocking Clairee off the bench and pulling
some of her hair] Get your roots done!
[about the new mayor's wife dancing]
Clairee Belcher: Looks like two pigs fightin' under a blanket.
Truvy: When it comes to pain and suffering, she's right up there with
Shelby: Well, we went skinny dipping and we did things that
frightened the fish.
Annelle: Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not
interfere with my ability to do good hair.
Shelby: Truvy, you know what you need in here? You need a radio,
takes the pressure off of everyone feeling they have to talk so
Truvy: I had one once, but I threw it up against the wall when I
couldn't figure out where the batteries went. I know now I was
suffering from pre-menstrual syndrome.
Truvy: There's so much static electricity in this room, I pick up
everything but boys and money.
Clairee Belcher: Well, you know what they say: if you don't have
anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!
Truvy: I'm just screamin' at my husband; I can do that any time!
Clairee Belcher: They were both high. They'd been smokin' everything
but their shoes.
Truvy: Oh, Sammy's so confused he don't know whether to scratch his
watch or wind his butt.
Ouiser Boudreaux: The only reason people are nice to me is because I
have more money than God.
Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not as sweet as I used to be.
Truvy: I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.
Clairee Belcher: I love ya more than my luggage.
Ouiser Boudreaux: You are a pig from hell.
Annelle: [quietly] That wasn't a very Christian thing to do.
Clairee: Oh Annelle, you gotta lighten up.
Ouiser Boudreaux: You are too twisted for color TV!
Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood 40
Clairee Belcher: That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
Clairee Belcher: The only thing that separates us from the animals is
our ability to accessorize.
Ouiser Boudreaux: My God, you look different. Have you shrunk?
[Sammy is wearing an Easter bunny contume]
Annelle: We'll talk about uncomfortable when you're nine months
Ouiser Boudreaux: Yes, Annelle, I pray! Well, I do! There, I said it,
I hope you're satisfied.
Annelle: I suspected this all along!
Ouiser Boudreaux: Oh! Well don't you expect me to come to one of your
churches or one of those tent-revivals with all those Bible-beaters
doin' God-only-knows-what! They'd probably make me eat a live
Annelle: Not on your first visit!
Clairee Belcher: Very good, Annelle! Spoken like a true smart-ass!
Truvy: Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.
Truvy: Smile! It increases your face value.
Clairee Belcher: You know, you would be a much more contented,
pleasant person if you would find ways to occupy your time.
Ouiser Boudreaux: I'm pleasant. Damn it! I saw Drum Eatenton this
morning at the Piggly Wiggly, and I smiled at the son of a bitch
'fore I couldn't help myself.
Clairee Belcher: Ouiser could never stay mad at me; she worships the
quicksand I walk on.
Ouiser Boudreaux: Drum, eat shit and die.
Ouiser Boudreaux: You are evil, and you must be destroyed.
Clairee Belcher: Mother Nature's taking care of that faster than you
Ouiser Boudreaux: Annelle, take your Bible and shove it where the sun
Truvy: Oh, honey, God don't care which church you go, long as you
Ouiser Boudreaux: Clairee, this is just a gesture. We're not feedin'
Drum until the end of time.
Clairee Belcher: Drum loves pork and beans. Eats 'em with everything.
Ouiser Boudreaux: That explains a lot.
Annelle: We are in the house of the Lord!
Clairee Belcher: Oh like she cares. Ousier's never done a religious
thing in her life.
Ouiser Boudreaux: Now that is not true. When I was in school, a bunch
of my friends and I would dress up as nuns and go bar-hoppin'.
Ouiser Boudreaux: A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Truvy: You are playin' hard to get!
Clairee Belcher: At her age, she should be playin' beat the clock.
Clairee Belcher: Ouiser, I'd recognize this penmanship anywhere. You
have the handwritin' of a serial killer.
Clairee: Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you
run over a small child or something?
Clairee Belcher: The older you get, the sillier you get.
Ouiser Boudreaux: Yeah, well the older you get, the uglier you get.
Clairee: And I can also report that a mysterious car is parked in her
driveway at least once a week...
Ouiser Boudreaux: There. My secrets out. I'm having an affair with a
Annelle: That is one ugly dog. What kind of dog is that?
Clairee: If it had hair, it'd be a Saint Bernard.
Truvy: Well, these thighs haven't gone out of the house without lycra
on them sice I was 14.
Clairee: You were brought up right.
Truvy: There is no such thing as natural beauty.
M'Lynn: Shelby, the boys bought the car around.
Shelby: What did they do to it?
M'Lynn: Well, let me put it this way... If you and Jackson want to
practice safe sex, you're all set!
Truvy: I don't like her. I don't trust anyone who does their own
hair. I don't think it's natural.
Tommy Eatenton: [at same time as his brother] Hello Miz Ouiser
Jonathan Eatenton: Hello Miz Ouiser.
Ouiser Boudreaux: [Makes a face] Ugh! Leave me alone!
M'Lynn: Oh Ouiser, Drum would NEVER point a gun at a lady!
Ouiser Boudreaux: Oh! He's a real gentleman! I bet he takes the
dishes out of the sink before he PEES in it!
Annelle: [stands up after praying] Amen.
M'Lynn: [looking confused at Truvy] Was she just praying?
Truvy: [rolling eyes, frustrated] Yes.
Truvy: Maybe she's praying for Marshall and Drew and Belle. Maybe
she's praying for us because we're gossiping. Maybe she's praying
because the elastic is shot in her pantyhose! Who knows! She prays
a the drop of a hat these days.
Truvy: Louie brought his new girlfriend over, and the nicest thing I
can say about her is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.
M'Lynn: [crying] I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine.
M'Lynn: I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my
daughter can't! She never could! Oh God! I am so mad I don't know
what to do! I wanna know why! I wanna know *why* Shelby's life is
over! I wanna know how that baby will *ever* know how wonderful his
mother was! Will he *ever* know what she went through for him! Oh
*God* I wanna know *why*? *Why*? Lord, I wish I could understand!
[in a firm tone]
M'Lynn: No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way! I'm
supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first! I-I don't
think I can take this! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I just
wanna *hit* somebody 'til they feel as bad as I do! I just wanna
hit something! I wanna hit it hard!
[grabs Ouiser by the shoulder and positions her in front of M'Lynn]
Clairee: Hit this! Go ahead M'Lynn, slap her!
Ouiser Boudreaux: [taken aback and confused] Are you crazy?
Clairee: Hit her!
Ouiser Boudreaux: Are you *high*, Clairee?
Truvy: [in a frightened tone] Clairee, have you lost your mind?
Clairee: We'll sell t-shirts sayin' "I SLAPPED OUISER BOUDREAUX!" Hit
Annelle: [in a scared tone] Ms. Clairee, enough!
Clairee: Ouiser, this is your chance to do something for your fellow
man! Knock her lights out, M'Lynn!
Ouiser Boudreaux: [snatches away] Let go o' me!
Clairee: M'Lynn, you just missed the chance of a lifetime! Half o'
Chiquapin Parish'd give their eye teeth to take a whack at Ouiser!
M'Lynn: I find it amusing. Men are supposed to be made out of steel
or something. I just sat there. I just held Shelby's hand. There
was no noise, no tremble, just peace. Oh god. I realize as a woman
how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted
into my life and I was there when she drifted out. It was the most
precious moment of my life.
Annelle: Does your dress have to go over your head?
Annelle: OH! Thank God!
Shelby: [to Annelle] Relax! You can't screw up her hair. Just tease
it and make it look like a brown football helmet.
Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby?
Shelby: My colors are "blush" and "bashful."
M'Lynn: Her colors are "pink" and pink."
Shelby: My colors are "blush" and "bashful" Mama!
M'Lynn: How pretentious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?
Clairee Belcher: [trying to do "color commentary" by discussing the
color of the football uniforms]... But I love the top - such a
vibrant purple. Bob, would you call this color "grape" or
Ouiser Boudreaux: SHUT UP!
Clairee Belcher: What?
Ouiser Boudreaux: You're makin' a fool outta yourself, Clairee.
Clairee Belcher: I am not.
Ouiser Boudreaux: This is football. All the people wanna hear about
are touchdowns and injuries. They don't give a damn 'bout that
Ouiser Boudreaux: Don't try to get on my good side, Truvy. I no
longer have one!
Ouiser Boudreaux: He is a boil on the butt of humanity!
Shelby: Remember what Daddy always says - an ounce of pretension is
worth a pound of manure!
M'Lynn: Shelby, as you know, wouldn't want us to get mired down and
wallow in this. We should handle it the best way we know how and
get on with it. That's what my mind says, I just wish somebody
would explain it to my heart.
M'Lynn: [looking at herself in Truvy's compact mirror] Oh my God
Shelby was right, my hair *does* look like a brown football helmet!
Ouiser Boudreaux: What's the matter with you these days, M'Lynn? You
got a reindeer up your butt?
M'Lynn: [after Ouiser drinks a soda and belches] Oh, now, that's
Drum: Ouiser you look like hammered shit.
Ouiser Boudreaux: Don't you talk to me like that!
Drum: Oh,I'm sorry you look like regular shit.
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