Skip to main content

Shy People

Shy People ★★★ 1987 (R)

An urbanized New York journalist and her spoiled daughter journey to the Louisiana bayou to visit longlost relatives in order to produce an article for “Cosmopolitan.” They find ignorance, madness, and ancestral secrets and are forced to examine their motives, their relationships and issues brought to light in the watery, murky, fantastic land of the bayous. Wellacted melodrama with an outstanding performance by Hershey as the cajun matriarch. 119m/C VHS . Edward (Eddie) Bunker, Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Mare Winningham, Merritt Butrick, John Philbin, Don Swayze, Pruitt Taylor Vince; D: Andrei Konchalovsky; W: Gerard Brach, Marjorie David; C: Chris Menges; M: Tangerine Dream. Cannes '87: Actress (Hershey).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Shy People." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . 26 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Shy People." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . (March 26, 2019).

"Shy People." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . Retrieved March 26, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.