Skip to main content

Waiting For Guffman

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.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on

similar movies

  • Hamlet 2 (2008)

  • Rushmore (1998)

  • Hear My Song (1991)

  • The Independent (2000)

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings