Smooth Talk


1h 32m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A small-town teenage girl, in the throes of coming-of-age, becomes determined to lose her virginity and does so with a much older, mysterious ladies' man.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Goldcrest Films International; Leonetti Company; National Endowment For The Arts; The Saul Zaentz Film Center
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Vestron Video
Location
Marin, California, USA; Sonoma, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

A small-town teenage girl, in the throes of coming-of-age, becomes determined to lose her virginity and does so with a much older, mysterious ladies' man.

Crew

Jennifer Almquist

Assistant (To Joyce Chopra)

Susan Arnell

Casting Assistant (California)

Donna Baker

Title Design

Stephen Balliet

Boom Operator

Miranda Barry

Development Executive

Mark Berger

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Gary Blakeslee

Other

George Braun

Other

Ann Brebner

Casting (West Coast)

Paul Burditch

Press Associate (Los Angeles)

Cheryl Cain

Set Production Assistant

Rocky Capella

Stunt Coordinator

Jon Caradies

Bestboy

David Carlson

Song Performer ("Seduction")

Belinda Chieffalo

Stand-In

Allegra A Clegg

Wardrobe Assistant

Lisa Cohn

Set Production Assistant

Tom Cole

Screenwriter

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

Randi Cone

National Press Representative

Lynn Marie Curreri

Hairstyles

David M Davis

Executive Director (American Playhouse)

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor

Patrick Dodd

Editor

Rob Doumitt

2nd Grip

Gail L Egan

Editor Intern

Peter B. Ellis

Production Assistant

Nancy Ellison

Special Stills

Evan Ensign

Art Department Assistant

Mary Ensign

Production Manager

Tim Fisher

Press Associate (New York)

Dan Gillham

Gaffer

James Glennon

Director Of Photography

Michael L Glennon

1st Assistant Camera

Steven Gowin

Production Assistant

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Gordon Harrison

Storyboard Artist

Judy Hayward

Production Accountant

Cornelius Hebron

Caterer

Stephnie Johnson

3rd Electrician

Doug Jones

Set Construction

Glenn Jones

Production Assistant

Robert Joyce

Set Decorator

Lori Kearney

Casting Coordinator (Extras)

Dana Kershner

Additional Stills

Roy Kissin

Unit Manager

Page Konrad

Production Assistant

Gariele Kruger

Production Assistant

Russ Kunkel

Music Producer

Russ Kunkel

Music

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer (American Playhouse)

Len Levine

Driver (Utility)

Mark Levinson

Assistant Editor

Chris Lombardi

2nd Assistant Camera

Teresa Longo

Wardrobe Assistant

Craig A Love

Grip Driver

Timothy Marx

Associate Producer

Timothy Marx

1st Assistant Director

George Massenburg

Music Producer

George Massenburg

Music

Patricia Matlock

Assistant (To Producers)

Alex C Mikkelson

Assistant (To Producers)

Bruce Mink

Property Master

Gail Mezey Morris

2nd Assistant Director

Natalie Mucyn

Makeup

Doug Murray

Sound Editor

Laurie Noll

Location Manager

Diane Nugent

Production Assistant

Joyce Carol Oates

From Short Story ("Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been")

Carol Oditz

Costumes

Craig A Patterson

Transportation Coordinator

Bill Payne

Music

Bill Payne

Music Producer

Philip Perkins

Sound Mixer

Kerry Peterson

Production Coordinator

B Z Petroff

Art Department Assistant

Michael Ray

Production Assistant

Alexandra Robin

Set Production Assistant

B Rosen

Production Office Manager

Martin Rosen

Producer

Sally Rosenman

Production Assistant

Manuel Richard Sanchez

Production Assistant

Michael Santy

Additional Photography

Les Schecter

National Press Representative

Todd Sheets

Production Assistant

Reed Smoot

Additional Photography

Lynn Stevenson

Location Manager Assistant

Mary Schuba Stutz

Wardrobe Mistress

Rachel Sweet

Song Performer ("Cruisin' Love")

James Taylor

Music Director

James Taylor

Song Performer ("Limousine Driver" "Handy Man" "Is That The Way You Look")

Richard Taylor

Song Performer ("Safe In The City" "Seduction" "Silent Submission")

J A S Terrell

Set Production Assistant

Dennie Thorpe

Foley Artist

Rulan Tom

Production Assistant

Eileen Turner

Property Master Assistant

Cary Twichell

Set Production Assistant

Jani Vournas

Other

Jani Vournas

Key Grip

Paul Wachter

Dolly Grip

David Wasco

Production Designer

Bill Westwick

Negative Cutter

Gregory Williams

Assistant Unit Manager

Deborah Wolsh

Production Assistant

Debra Wright

Casting Assistant (Extras)

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Assistant Editor

Robert Youdelman

Production Legal Consultant

John-stone Younger

Key Set Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Corporation For Public Broadcasting; Goldcrest Films International; Leonetti Company; National Endowment For The Arts; The Saul Zaentz Film Center
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Vestron Video
Location
Marin, California, USA; Sonoma, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 1991

Released in United States September 1990

Released in United States Spring March 21, 1986

Shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York City in the series "American Playhouse Ten Years of Independent Filmmaking" September 16 & 17, 1990.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah January 17-27, 1991.

Feature directorial debut for documentary filmmaker Joyce Chopra.

Broadcast in USA over Sundance Channel as part of program "She Said Cinema" May 1-31, 1999.

Released in USA on video.

Began shooting September 1984.

Released in United States January 1991 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah January 17-27, 1991.)

Released in United States Spring March 21, 1986

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at Museum of Modern Art, New York City in the series "American Playhouse Ten Years of Independent Filmmaking" September 16 & 17, 1990.)