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Steel Magnolias


Nov 14, 1989

Latest Home Video

Sep 10, 2012

MPAA Rating



Herbert Ross


Sally Field
Dolly Parton
Julia Roberts
Olympia Dukakis
Shirley MacLaine
Daryl Hannah.


1989 TriStar Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Steel Magnolias.

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A group of Southern bells (Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah) gather regularly at Truvy's (Dolly Parton) beauty parlor for hair care, gossip and an opportunity to share the joys and sorrows of each others' lives.

Content Details

Why Is Steel Magnolias Rated PG?

Steel Magnolias is rated PG

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Violence: An angry man repeatedly fires blanks from a gun to scare off birds. He also shoots fireworks into a tree and jokes about shooting a bothersome neighbor. Family members argue briefly. Characters deal with a death.  A woman spits in a man’s face.  

Sexual Content: A woman’s fiancé sneaks into her bathroom while she is in the bathtub. She makes a reference to his male anatomy. A character talks about parking, skinny dipping and “things that frightened the fish.” A car is covered with inflated condoms. Naked male buttocks are seen in a football locker room while the men are changing. A woman refers to herself as “acting like a Jezebel.” Comments are made a about a homosexual character. A woman is embarrassed at receiving lingerie at her bridal shower.

Language: The script includes a handful of mild swear words, several uses of scatological slang, terms of Deity and a rude arm gesture.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters talk about a girl being high on drugs. Another character confesses to drinking and smoking to deal with disappointment. Characters smoke on several occasions. They drink at social events and at home.

Other: Characters deal with life-threatening medical issues. Injuries from medical procedures are shown.

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The accomplished actresses who make up the cast of this film can also be seen in Forrest Gump (Sally Field), Joyful Noise (Dolly Parton), Runaway Bride (Julia Roberts), Mr. Holland’s Opus (Olympia Dukakis), In Her Shoes (Shirley MacLaine) and A Walk to Remember (Daryl Hannah).

Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes: Steel Magnolias

Release Date: 11 September 2012

Steel Magnolias releases to Blu-ray on September 11, 2012.

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