Dr. T & the Women

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Dr. T & The Women
A man in a white coat, stethoscope on his shoulders, clouds and lightning above him.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Altman
Produced by Robert Altman
James McLindon
Written by Anne Rapp
Music by Lyle Lovett
Cinematography Jan Kiesser
Edited by Geraldine Peroni
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Release date
October 13, 2000 (2000-10-13)
Running time
122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $23 million
Box office $22,844,291

Dr. T & The Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It features an ensemble cast that includes Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis ("Dr. T") and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler as the various women that encompass his everyday life. The movie was primarily filmed in Dallas, Texas, and was released in US theaters on October 13, 2000. The film's music was composed by alternative country singer Lyle Lovett, who released an album of his score in September 2000.


Dr. Sullivan Travis (aka "Dr. T.") (Richard Gere) is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett), suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's eldest daughter, Dee Dee (Kate Hudson), is planning to go through with her approaching wedding despite the secret that she is romantically involved with Marilyn (Liv Tyler), the maid of honor. Dr. T's youngest daughter, Connie (Tara Reid), is a spunky conspiracy theorist who has her own agenda, while Dr. T's loyal secretary, Carolyn (Shelley Long), has romantic feelings for him, which are not mutual. Dr. T's sister-in-law, Peggy (Laura Dern), meddles in every situation she stumbles into, while one woman, Bree (Helen Hunt), a golf instructor, offers him comfort.



Dr. T & The Women was released in US cinemas on October 13, 2000, and earned $5,012,867 in its opening weekend on 1,489 screens, ranking #7 in the weekend of October 13, 2000[1] ultimately grossing $13,113,041 in the United States. It was later released in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2001, and went on to gross $9,731,250 in international profits.


The film received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 57% positive reviews, based on 107 reviews—61 fresh and 46 rotten.[2] Metacritic gave the film an average score of 64/100, based on 35 reviews.[3] CinemaScore audience polling gave the film an "F".[4]

Critic Roger Ebert gave the film three stars, stating "When you hear that Dr. T is a gynecologist played by Richard Gere, you assume he is a love machine mowing down his patients. Nothing could be further from the truth".[5]


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