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Waiting for Guffman

(Rated M)

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“I always have a place at the Dairy Queen”

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Off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) arrives in the small town of Blaine, Missouri, to stage a musical chronicling the town’s history in time for its 150th anniversary. Corky corrals a lovable cast of amateurish yet enthusiastic locals to help bring to life his production of Red, White and Blaine, including dentist Dr. Allan Pearl (Eugene Levy), travel agents Ron and Sheila Albertson (Fred Willard and Catherine O’Hara) and Dairy Queen hostess Libby Mae Brown (Parker Posey). When word spreads that esteemed New York talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience, Corky starts to believe all his Broadway dreams might just come true.

Why You Should See This Film

Is this the perfect comedy? We think so. Bringing together a dream team of improvisational talents, including co-writers Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy (along with his Schitts Creek co-star Catherine O’Hara), Waiting for Guffman sings with non-stop moments of comic genius. Shot in just 29 days, Guest’s debut feature was the first in a fruitful run of collaborations with this ensemble that included Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and more.


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  • Year: 1996
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Christopher Guest
  • Cast: Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara, Christopher Guest, Fred Willard
  • Duration: 84 minutes
  • Language: English
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