A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Garrison Keillor
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
, Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
Robert Altman


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Acclaimed filmmaker Robert Altman (Short Cuts, Nashville) brings National Public Radio stalwart Garrison Keillor's long-running radio program to vivid life on the big screen in a intricately woven backstage fable centering on the final performance of a fictionalized version of his variety show. As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program A Prairie Home Companion somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. Week after week, hangdog host Garrison Keillor serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson (Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin) and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands (Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly). This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself, though, and in between the efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir (Kevin Kline) to discover the true identity of a mysterious blonde (Virginia Madsen) and aspiring teen singer Lola (Lindsay Lohan) to find her true voice before a live audience, there's still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls on A Prairie Home Companion.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2006
UPC: 0794043105418
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 42,307

Special Features

Additional Scenes; Behind-the-scenes documentary; Commentary with famed director Robert Altman and Kevin Kline

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor
Meryl Streep Yolanda Johnson
Lily Tomlin Rhonda Johnson
Kevin Kline Guy Noir
Lindsay Lohan Lola Johnson
John C. Reilly Lefty
Woody Harrelson Dusty
Virginia Madsen Asphodel
Maya Rudolph Molly
Tommy Lee Jones The Axeman
Tim Russell Stage Manager
Susan Scott Makeup Lady
L.Q. Jones Chuck Akers
Marylouise Burke Lunch Lady

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Wren Arthur Producer
Joshua Astrachan Producer
Vebe Borge Asst. Director
Jacob Craycroft Editor
Lowell Dubrinsky Associate Producer
Richard Dworsky Musical Arrangement
Dina Goldman Production Designer
Tony Judge Producer
Garrison Keillor Original Story,Screenwriter
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Ken LaZebnik Original Story
David Levy Producer
Pam Dixon Casting
John Penotti Executive Producer
William Pohlad Executive Producer
Jeff Schoen Art Director
George Sheanshang Executive Producer
Fisher Stevens Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prairie Home Companion
0. Main Titles
2. Guy Noir
3. Preshow Prep
4. On the Air
5. Slow Days of Summer
6. End of an Era
7. Softly and Tenderly
8. Old Plank Road
9. My Minnesota Home
10. Chuck
11. Whoop-I-Ti-Yi-Yo
12. Happy Baked Beans
13. Gold Watch & Chain
14. Duct Tape
15. Lighthouse
16. "I'm Not Here for You"
17. The Day Is Short
18. Axeman
19. Guy's Favor
20. Goodbye to My Mama
21. Bad Jokes
22. Frankie & Johnny
23. Red River Valley
24. A Prairie Home Reunion
25. End Credits

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