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Steel Magnolias Movie

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This 80ís movie is a based in the Broadway play of the same name. This dramatic comedy tells us the story of a group of southern women who live in northwestern Louisiana.

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Steel Magnolias is the story of a group of friends who become acquainted in the north of Louisiana. The movie begins with a wedding day and a couple of parents who take her soon-to-be-married daughter to the beauty parlor.

The main plot of Steel Magnolias, however, is the tense relation between MíLynn Eatentom, a strong, dominating mother, and her weaker daughter who suffers from diabetes.


M'Lynn Eatenton - Sally Field
Truvy Jones - Dolly Parton
Ouiser Boudreaux - Shirley MacLaine
Annelle Dupuy Desoto - Daryl Hannah
Clairee Belcher - Olympia Dukakis
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie - Julia Roberts


Originally, the role of Shelby in Steel Magnolias was offered to Winona Ryder and Meg Ryan.

Steel Magnolias was filmed in the town of Natchitoches. The filming crew was so demanding of the extras that no one wanted to work on the filming of another movie, ďThe Man in the Moon.Ē

Academy Awards:

Julia Roberts won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Shelby Eatenton in Steel Magnolias.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Steel Magnolias was released to theatres on 11/15/1989 by Sony, and grossed $83,759,091 at the box office in the US.

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