The Big Chill

Seven old college friends gather for a weekend reunion after the funeral of one of their own.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Sam Weber: Tom Berenger
  • Sarah Cooper: Glenn Close
  • Michael Gold: Jeff Goldblum
  • Nick Carlton: William Hurt
  • Harold Cooper: Kevin Kline
  • Meg Jones: Mary Kay Place
  • Chloe: Meg Tilly
  • Karen Bowens: JoBeth Williams
  • Richard Bowens: Don Galloway
  • Minister: James Gillis
  • Peter the Cop: Ken Place
  • Harold and Sarah’s Son: Jonathan Kasdan
  • Running Dog Driver: Ira Stiltner
  • Autograph Seeker: Jake Kasdan
  • Alex’s Mother: Muriel Moore
  • Airline Hostess: Meg Kasdan
  • Annie: Patricia Gaul

Film Crew:

  • Unit Production Manager: Barrie M. Osborne
  • Director of Photography: John Bailey
  • Costume Design: April Ferry
  • Production Design: Ida Random
  • Executive Producer: Lawrence Kasdan
  • Producer: Michael Shamberg
  • Assistant Editor: Bruce Cannon
  • Editor: Carol Littleton
  • Music: Bill Conti
  • Casting: Wallis Nicita
  • Set Decoration: George Gaines
  • Assistant Editor: Mia Goldman
  • Executive Producer: Marcia Nasatir
  • Screenplay: Barbara Benedek
  • Original Music Composer: John Fogerty
  • Makeup Artist: Michael Germain
  • Sound Editor: Robert Grieve
  • Script Supervisor: Pamela Alch
  • Hairstylist: Lyndell Quiyou
  • Sound Editor: Michael Tomack
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Lawrence J. Cavanaugh
  • Boom Operator: Raul A. Bruce
  • Costumer: Michele Neely
  • Makeup Artist: Mickey Scott
  • Costumer: Mort Schwartz

Movie Reviews:

  • Peter McGinn: Although we haven’t watched it in many years, my wife and I include The Big Chill as one of a handful of our favorite movies ever. Boy, were we young when we first watched it! It has been so long that until I recently read a description of it on this website, I couldn’t have told you any of the characters’ names, though I could have reeled off several of the actors: Meg Tilly, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Jobeth Williams, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Glenn Close – all of whom we have enjoyed in other roles as well.

    The plot isn’t deep, though it touches upon the serious topic of suicide, but it is humorous and fun, and one of those flicks where we find ourselves repeating lines from it , such as, when we are grocery shopping and say maybe we shouldn’t get something fattening: “We have to think of the others,” and throw the item into the shopping cart. It is that kind of movie. Now that I have written this, we shall have to watch it yet again.

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