Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Front Cover Actor
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
Brian Doyle-Murray Red Savage
Matt Keeslar Johnny Savage
Paul Benedict Roy Loomis (Not Guffman)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Christopher Guest
Language English
Running Time 84 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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." — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 423
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1