"The Big Chill" cast: A critical and popular favorite upon its debut in September 1983, "The Big Chill" featured an impressive cast and a memorable soundtrack of '60s pop hits. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Kevin Costner played Alex, the college friend whose suicide triggered the reunion of the "The Big Chill." Costner's part is bits representing the body of Alex being dressed for his funeral, shown during the opening credits.
Tom Berenger: After a stint on the TV soap opera "One Life to Live," Tom Berenger had roles in horror films ("The Sentinel," "Beyond the Door"), dramas ("Looking for Mr. Goodbar," "The Dogs of War"), and the prequel "Butch and Sundance: The Early Years." In "The Big Chill," Berenger played Sam Weber, a TV actor whose reunion with Karen sparks a flirtatious rendezvous.