The Big Chill (1983)

Big Chill
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Keywords college, reunion, suicide
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tom Berenger Actor Sam 1 1000001
Glenn Close Actor Sarah 1 1000002
Jeff Goldblum Actor Michael 1 1000003
William Hurt Actor Nick 1 1000004
Kevin Kline Actor Harold 1 1000005
Mary Place Actor Meg 1 1000006
Meg Tilly Actor Chloe 1 1000007
JoBeth Williams Actor Karen 1 1000008
Don Galloway Actor Richard 1 1000009
James Gillis Actor Minister 1 1000010
Ken Place Actor Peter--the Cop 1 1000011
Jonathan Kasdan Actor Harold and Sarah's Son 1 1000012
Ira Stiltner Actor Running Dog Driver 1 1000013
Jake Kasdan Actor Autograph Seeker 1 1000014
Muriel Moore Actor Alex's Mother 1 1000015
Meg Kasdan Actor Airline Hostess 1 1000016
Patricia Gaul Actor Annie 1 1000017
Lawrence Kasdan Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Shamberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marcia Nasatir Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Lawrence Kasdan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Barrie Osborne Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Barbara Benedek Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Barrie Osborne Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Michael Grillo Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Stephen Dunn Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Daniel Heffner Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Mark Indig Location Manager (South Carolina) 193 5000005
Stratton Leopold Location Manager (Atlanta) 193 5000006
Pamela Alch Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Elise Rohden Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
John Bailey Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Louis Barlia Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Michael Ginsburg Photography stills 120835 6000003
Jack Brown Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000004
Robert Brown Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000005
Carol Littleton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mia Goldman Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Bruce Cannon Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Meg Kasdan Music music consultant 120781 8000001
John Williams Music ("Raiders of the Lost Ark Theme") 120781 8000002
David Kurtz Song ("Theme From J T Lancer") 120859 8000003
Charles Singleton Song ("Strangers in the Night") 120859 8000004
Eddie Snyder Song ("Strangers in the Night") 120859 8000005
Bert Kaempfert Song ("Strangers in the Night") 120859 8000006
Mick Jagger Song ("You Can't Always Get What You Want") 120859 8000007
Keith Richards Song ("You Can't Always Get What You Want") 120859 8000008
Gerry Goffin Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman") 120859 8000009
Carole King Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman") 120859 8000010
Jerry Wexler Song ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman") 120859 8000011
Rudy Clark Song ("Good Lovin'") 120859 8000012
Arthur Resnick Song ("Good Lovin'") 120859 8000013
Wilson Pickett Song ("In the Midnight Hour") 120859 8000014
Steve Cropper Song ("In the Midnight Hour") 120859 8000015
Calvin Lewis Song ("When a Man Loves a Woman") 120859 8000016
Andrew Wright Song ("When a Man Loves a Woman") 120859 8000017
Tony Ascher Song ("Wouldn't It Be Nice") 120859 8000018
Brian Wilson Song ("Wouldn't It Be Nice") 120859 8000019
Robbie Robertson Song ("The Weight") 120859 8000021
John Fogerty Song ("Bad Moon Rising") 120859 8000022
Steve Winwood Song ("Gimme Some Lovin'") 120859 8000023
Muff Winwood Song ("Gimme Some Lovin'") 120859 8000024
Spencer Davis Song ("Gimme Some Lovin'") 120859 8000025
Bert Russell Song ("Tell Him") 120859 8000026
Hoyt Axton Song ("Joy to the World") 120859 8000027
Eddie Holland Song ("Ain't Too Proud to Beg") 120859 8000028
Norman Whitfield Song songs("Ain't Too Proud to Beg" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine") 120859 8000029
Alfred Cleveland Song ("I Second That Emotion") 120859 8000030
Warren Moore Song ("Tracks of My Tears") 120859 8000031
Smokey Robinson Song songs("Tracks of My Tears" "I Second That Emotion" "My Girl") 120859 8000032
Ronald White Song ("My Girl") 120859 8000033
Marvin Tarplin Song ("Tracks of My Tears") 120859 8000034
Barrett Strong Song ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") 120859 8000035
Keith Reid Song ("A Whiter Shade of Pale") 120859 8000036
Gary Brooker Song ("A Whiter Shade of Pale") 120859 8000037
The Rolling Stones Song Performer ("You Can't Always Get What You Want") 120788 8000038
Aretha Franklin Song Performer ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman") 120788 8000039
Percy Sledge Song Performer ("When a Man Loves a Woman") 120788 8000041
The Beach Boys Song Performer ("Wouldn't It Be Nice") 120788 8000042
Marvin Gaye Song Performer ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") 120788 8000051
Ida Random Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
George Gaines Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Tim Donelan Set Dresser n/a 197 9000003
Gary Kudroff Set Dresser n/a 197 9000004
Mike Higelmire Set Dresser n/a 197 9000005
Donald Ablett Art Department production painter 120843 9000006
Wallis Nicita Casting n/a 179 10000001
Sandra Dawes Casting (extras) 179 10000002
Deborah Lucchesi Casting casting coordinator 179 10000003
April Ferry Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000001
Mort Schwartz Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Michele Neely Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Lyndell Quiyou Hair hairstyles 120794 13000004
Michael Germain Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Mickey Scott Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Norman Schwartz ADR/Dialogue Editor post-production dialogue 120939 14000001
Raul Bruce Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
Gene Cantamessa Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000003
Donald Mitchell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Rick Kline Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Kevin O'Connell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000006
Patrick Drummond Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Robert Grieve Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Dennis Drummond Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Michael Tomack Sound Editor n/a 229 14000010
Al Laverde Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Ty Suehiro Grip n/a 365 15000002
Ron McLeish Gaffer n/a 268 15000003
George Schrader Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
Michael Blymyer Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000005
Michael Hill Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Michael Muscarella Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Larry Cavanaugh Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Wayne Fitzgerald Titles n/a 120825 23000002
Rick Young Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Michael Casey Props props assistant 120817 24000002
Nan Eisley Assistant (to Lawrence Kasdan) 120820 25000001
Emily Warwick Assistant (to Michael Shamberg) 120820 25000002
Gerald Scaife Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Scott Musgrave Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Jennifer Collins Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
John Reade Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000006
Larry Kaplan Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
Seven friends from college are reunited for a weekend and re-evaluate their lives and goals. Harold and Sarah Cooper put their marital troubles on hold while they host a reunion of thier old college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other in unexpected combinations.