The Big Chill (movie)

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The Big Chill is a 1983 film which tells the story of several college friends who gather together again for the funeral of one of their number, after not having seen each other for years. It stars Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams and Don Galloway.

The movie was written by Barbara Benedek and Lawrence Kasdan, and was directed by Kasdan.

It was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Glenn Close), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Kevin Costner has the role of Alex, the dead man, who was originally shot in many flashback scenes, but eventually, all of those scenes were cut. Kasdan felt so guilty for cutting Costner from the film, he cast him again in Silverado, helping to launch Costner's career.

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