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A prairie home companion

Author: Robert AltmanMeryl StreepLily TomlinWoody HarrelsonTommy Lee JonesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Comedy films
Musical
Comedy
Drama
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Altman; Meryl Streep; Lily Tomlin; Woody Harrelson; Tommy Lee Jones; Kevin Kline; Lindsay Lohan; Virginia Madsen; John C Reilly; Garrison Keillor; Edward Lachman; Ken LaZebnik; Picturehouse (Firm); GreeneStreet Films.; River Road Entertainment (Firm); Prairie Home Productions.; Sandcastle 5 Productions.; New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780656172 9780780656178
OCLC Number: 70685057
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on Garrison Keillor's popular radio show.
Special features: additional scenes; behind-the-scenes documentary; audio commentary with director Robert Altman and star Kevin Kline.
Credits: Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Jacob Craycroft ; costume designer, Catherine Marie Thomas ; production designer, Dina Goldman.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for risqué humor.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen presentation.
Other Titles: Prairie home companion (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Picturehouse presents in association with GreeneStreet Films and River Road Entertainment a Sandcastle 5 and Prairie Home production ; produced by David Levy, Tony Judge, Joshua Astrachan, Wren Arthur, Robert Altman ; story by Garrison Keillor & Ken LaZebnik ; screenplay by Garrison Keillor ; directed by Robert Altman.

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As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.

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