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R| 1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
When the town of Blaine, Mo., approaches its sesquicentennial, there's only one way to celebrate: with a musical revue called "Red, White and Blaine." Hoping the show will be his ticket back to Broadway, impresario Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) rounds up a cast of enthusiastic but untalented locals (Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara) to perform his masterwork. But, when Corky reveals that theater agent Mort Guffman will attend the opening, things really kick into high gear.

Cast: Christopher Guest , Eugene Levy , Fred Willard , Catherine O'Hara , Parker Posey , Lewis Arquette , Matt Keeslar , Paul Dooley

Director: Christopher Guest

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Waiting For Guffman (1996)

Release Date: January 31st, 1997|1 hr. 24 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I lost it just watching Corky show off such memorabilia as "My Dinner With Andre" action figures and a "Remains of the Day" lunch box. Priceless. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Guest's boldest move is to present the revue in its entirety. It's as if Mel Brooks had shown the complete "Springtime for Hitler,'' the play within his 1968 movie, "The Producers.'' show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The nonstop amusing mockumentary Waiting for Guffman does to small-town acting troupes what "This Is Spinal Tap did to heavy-metal bands." show more

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