The Big Chill

The Big Chill (1983)

The story of eight old friends searching for something they lost, and finding that all they needed was each other.

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A couple's marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former 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.

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  • Tom Berenger

    as Sam Weber
  • Glenn Close

    as Sarah Cooper
  • Jeff Goldblum

    as Michael Gold
  • William Hurt

    as Nick Carlton
  • Kevin Kline

    as Harold Cooper
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Meg Jones
  • Meg Tilly

    as Chloe
  • JoBeth Williams

    as Karen Bowens
  • Don Galloway

    as Richard Bowens
  • James Gillis

    as Minister
  • Ken Place

    as Peter the Cop
  • Jonathan Kasdan

    as Harold and Sarah's Son
  • Ira Stiltner

    as Running Dog Driver
  • Jake Kasdan

    as Autograph Seeker
  • Muriel Moore

    as Alex's Mother
  • Meg Kasdan

    as Airline Hostess
  • Patricia Gaul

    as Annie
Production Barrie M. Osborne Unit Production Manager
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costume Design
Writing Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay
Directing Lawrence Kasdan Director
Production Lawrence Kasdan Executive Producer
Production Michael Shamberg Producer
Editing Carol Littleton Editor
Sound Bill Conti Music
Production Marcia Nasatir Executive Producer
Writing Barbara Benedek Screenplay
Sound John Fogerty Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Michael Germain Makeup Artist
Sound Robert Grieve Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hairstylist
Sound Michael Tomack Sound Editor
Visual Effects Lawrence J. Cavanaugh Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Raul A. Bruce Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Mickey Scott Makeup Artist