Movies: Waiting for Guffman
Waiting for Guffman
Comedy
 
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, All Movie Guide Rated R .
 
Cast: Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Matt Keeslar
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Directed by: Christopher Guest
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Running time: 1hr 33min
Opens: Jan 31, 1997
Theaters for 04/09/13