The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan (1983)

15 Certificate
Wed 28 Apr 1:05am - 3:10am Sony Movies Classic


Our Score
At one time a cult movie among 20-somethings, this chic comedy is over-clever, but very slick and is now better known as the picture from which Kevin Costner had all his scenes cut. Smartly written by director Lawrence Kasdan and Barbara Benedek, the Oscar-nominated script clearly owes a debt to John Sayles's overlooked and superior reunion drama The Return of the Secaucus Seven. However, there are still plenty of original insights into both 1960s counterculture and the pretensions of the chattering classes, and the soundtrack is packed with the anthems of an age. Meg Tilly upstages her more famous co-stars (including Glenn Close, Kevin Kline and William Hurt).


Seven old friends are reunited when they gather for the funeral of a former fellow college student. Over the course of a weekend together, they reflect on the dead man's demise and how their attitudes to life have changed since they last met, reminiscing on the faded idealism of youth. Drama, starring Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt and Meg Tilly.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Cooper Glenn Close
Sam Tom Berenger
Harold Cooper Kevin Kline
Michael Jeff Goldblum
Nick William Hurt
Chloe Meg Tilly
Karen JoBeth Williams
Meg Mary Kay Place
Director Lawrence Kasdan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Contains swearing, drug abuse and brief nudity.Available on: video and DVD