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  1. Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts. The screenplay by Robert Harling is based on his 1987 play of the same name about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how ...

    • November 15, 1989
    • Ray Stark, Andrew Stone, Victoria White
    • 1 min
    • 'Steel Magnolias' was based on a true story. Actor and writer Robert Harling wrote the play based on the true story of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, who died from complications with diabetes.
    • The movie offered healing. Harling wanted his mother to leave the set when they filmed Julia Roberts's death scene, but his mother insisted on staying so she could see Julia get up and walk away after the director yelled cut.
    • The film gave back to others. The nurses and other hospital staff seen in Julia Roberts' life-support scenes are actual medical professionals who tended to Harling's sister in her final days.
    • It took 10 days to write. "The events that inspired it were so powerful that, after I found the story arena, it just poured out into my typewriter in a 24/7 tsunami of Southernness," Harling told Garden & Gun in 2013 about the speedy writing process.
  2. Nov 22, 1989 · A group of friends share their lives and struggles in a small town beauty salon. Watch the trailer, see the cast and crew, read user and critic reviews, and find out more about this 1989 film nominated for an Oscar.

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    • Herbert Ross
    • PG
    • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  3. Steel Magnolia was an American country music duo that won season two of the television talent show Can You Duet. The duo consisted of Meghan Linsey and her fiance, Joshua Scott Jones . [1]

  4. A comedy-drama film about six women in a small Louisiana town, starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and more. See the critics' and audience's opinions, watch the official clips, and find out where to stream or buy the movie.

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    • Herbert Ross
    • PG
    • Sally Field
  5. Jul 28, 2017 · Robert Harling wrote the play Steel Magnolias as a tribute to his sister, who died of diabetes at 33. The play, which debuted 30 years ago, features witty and strong Southern women and has inspired multiple adaptations.

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  7. Jan 18, 2014 · This is the official trailer of "Steel Magnolias", a comedy-drama film based on a 1987 play by Robert Harling.© 1989 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All rights reserv...

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