Waiting for Guffman

Waiting for Guffman

Christopher Guest
 Cast: Christopher Guest
Christopher Guest
, Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
, Fred Willard
Fred Willard
, Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara


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The city of Blaine, Missouri is celebrating its sesquicentennial, and what better reason could there be to put on a show? Corky St. Claire (Christopher Guest), current leader of Blaine's community theater group and creator of a stage musical version of Backdraft that led to the unfortunate destruction of the theater, has been commissioned to put together a musical about the city's noble history, "Red, White and Blaine," which stars a variety of the town's theatrical talent. Corky's cast includes Ron and Sheila Albertson (Fred Willard and Catherine O'Hara), a pair of married travel agents that Corky calls "the Lunts of Blaine;" Allan Pearl (Eugene Levy), a dentist who insists that he wasn't the class clown in high school but did sit next to him; Libby Mae Brown (Parker Posey), a sweet young thing who lives for her job at the Dairy Queen; and Clifford Wooley (Lewis Arquette), an "Old Blainian" who makes gun racks from deer hooves. Somehow, Corky has persuaded a major theatrical producer in New York to send a representative to look at the show -- is it possible that "Red, White and Blaine" could be headed to Broadway? Christopher Guest directed and co-wrote this very funny mock-documentary, in addition to playing the flamboyant Corky; Guests's partners from This Is Spinal Tap, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, helped write the memorable songs for "Red, White and Blaine."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
UPC: 0888574092825
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 9,358

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Guest Corky St. Claire
Eugene Levy Allan Pearl
Fred Willard Ron Albertson
Catherine O'Hara Sheila Albertson
Bob Balaban Lloyd Miller
Parker Posey Libby Mae Brown
Lewis Arquette Clifford Wooley
Matt Keeslar Johnny Savage
Paul Dooley UFO Abductee
Paul Benedict Roy Loomis (Not Guffman)
Larry Miller Mayor Glenn Welsch
Brian Doyle-Murray Red Savage
David Cross UFO Expert

Technical Credits
Christopher Guest Director,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Andy Blumenthal Editor
Julie Carnahan Costumes/Costume Designer
John Frick Art Director
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Eugene Levey Screenwriter
Michael McKean Songwriter
Karen Murphy Producer
Jennifer Murphy Sound/Sound Designer
Liz Ryan Asst. Director
Roberto Schaefer Cinematographer
Harry Shearer Songwriter
Ginger Sledge Associate Producer

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