Smooth Talk

(1985)

Overview

Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles 15-year-old Connie's sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimenting begins to get out of hand when the mysterious Arnold Friend takes an interest in her.

  1. Joyce Chopra

    Director

  2. Joyce Carol Oates

    Novel

  3. Tom Cole

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Connie Wyatt

  2. Treat Williams

    Treat Williams

    Arnold Friend

  3. Mary Kay Place

    Mary Kay Place

    Katherine Wyatt

  4. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm

    Harry Wyatt

  5. Elizabeth Berridge

    Elizabeth Berridge

    June Wyatt

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Smooth Talk
Smooth Talk

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 17, 1985
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

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