Interspersed with humour, this evocative romantic comedy depicts the twists and turns in the life of Dr. Sullivan Travis 'Dr. T.', a wealthy Dallas gynecologist. Perhaps as a result of his extraordinarily good looks and charm, his clientele boasts of some of the wealthiest women in Texas.
However, his seemingly idyllic life begins to fray at the edges when his wife Kate, suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee, is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she's a lesbian and is 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. How will the future pan out for Dr T and the members of his family?
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).
Continuity When Dee Dee is in the locker room after cheerleading practice, she has on a gray leotard that is pulled off down to her hips. In the next shot it is pulled up, without her pulling the leotard up when she answered the phone.
Continuity When we first see Bree pulling into the car park at the golf club and getting out of her car in the rain, her hair is already wet as she steps out of the car.
Continuity The webcam on top of the computer monitor on Dr T's receptionist's desk disappears between shots.
Continuity When Kate leaves Tiffany's she is wearing a dark bra under her blouse. Later when she undresses in the fountain she is not wearing one.
Continuity When Bree gets into Dr. T's golf cart, she puts her golf bag in the back on the passenger side and some of the clubs have knitted wool covers. Later on the green, Bree puts a golf club into the golf bag on the driver's side and none of the clubs have knitted wool covers.
Errors in Geography Tornados generally move from the southwest to the northeast. It appears that Dr. T landed in Mexico which is southwest of Dallas.
Factual Mistake A "Dallas Ambulance" is called to Dr. T's office. Dallas Ambulance is a private ambulance company that is chartered for special events. If 911 were called, an ambulance from the Dallas Fire Department would arrive.
Factual Mistake The "newborn" baby is born circumcised.
Miscellaneous When Carolyn enters Dr. T's office to seduce him, she locks the door behind her, although she has already locked the entrance door. While unnecessary, this is not wrong. Dr. Travis gets out of his office without unlocking the door first; most doors are designed to allow exactly this.
This movie was primarily filmed in Dallas, Texas.
To make Farrah Fawcett more comfortable for her nude scene in the fountain, director 'Robert Altman' had cleared the entire stage of people, except for himself, the director of photography, and the sound recordist. To everyone's surprise, she refused to do the scene without the crowd, stating she was not at all embarrassed by her naked body. So the extras were let in, she performed the scene completely naked, and received a standing ovation from the crowd afterwards.
Goldie Hawn was initially considered for the role Shelley Long eventually played.
This is the first major Hollywood feature movie to show a medically explicit scene of a baby being born.
Richard Gere later admitted that he didn't understand the finale until preview audiences explained it to him.
All of the dialog in the lengthy and complicated opening tracking shot was improvised. It took 5 days to shoot.
This movie is said to have been inspired by the Book of Job.
Although playing the minor sister, Tara Reid is actually 3½ year older than her on-screen major sister played by Kate Hudson.
When Richard Gere's son Homer was being born, the actor took advantage of being in a labor ward to go see some other births, all in the name of research.
This movie marks the debut of Lyle Lovett as a music director.
Chosen to open the 2000 Chicago International Film Festival, with Richard Gere in attendance. Master of Ceremonies Bill Kurtis, when introducing the film, referred to it twice as "Mr T and the Women".
Claire Danes was offered the role of Connie Travis.
In-competition film at the 57th Venice Film Festival in 2000.
Dr. T and the Women 2000
13 Oct 2000 ● English ● 2 hrs 2 mins
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