Smooth Talk is a 1985 American drama film directed by Joyce Chopra, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", which was in turn inspired by the Tucson murders committed by Charles Schmid. The protagonist and main character, Connie Wyatt, is played by Laura Dern. The antagonist, Arnold Friend, is played by Treat Williams.
The film was produced by American Playhouse and Goldcrest Films, and originally released to movie theaters in 1985. The original music score was composed by Russ Kunkel and Bill Payne. The movie won the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic category at that year's Sundance Festival.