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The Big Chill
Director: Lawrence Kasdan (Dir)
Release Date:   1983
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 28 Sep 1983; New York opening: 29 Sep 1983
Duration (in mins):   105
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Cast:   Tom Berenger (Sam)  
    Glenn Close (Sarah)  
    Jeff Goldblum (Michael)  
    William Hurt (Nick)  
    Kevin Kline (Harold)  

Production Company: Carson Productions Group  
Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures  
Director: Lawrence Kasdan (Dir)
Producer: Michael Shamberg (Prod)
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan (Wrt)
  Barbara Benedek (Wrt)
Photography: John Bailey (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Ida Random (Prod des)
Film Editor: Carol Littleton (Film ed)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 28/10/1983 dd/mm/yyyy PA190287

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Genre: Comedy-drama

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   9 Sep 1983   p. 3, 25.
Los Angeles Times   28 Sep 1983   p. 1.
New York Times   23 Sep 1983   p. 14.
Variety   7 Sep 1983   p. 16.

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