R | | Comedy
An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.
Much of the dialogue was ad-libbed.
Libby Mae Brown:
I hear that French girls... are very pretty... that they wear the finest of clothes. I also hear that they are experts... in the ways of love.
Corky St. Clair: Ima... I'm going to fight for my country! To fight... and yes, perhaps die... so that young men from here ...
During the overture, the trumpet player also plays the timpani. Although there is only one drum, we hear two distinct notes which would be impossible.
During the end credits Christopher Guest's character shows us some of the fun memorabilia that he sells in his store.
There is at least one rough cut of the film in circulation among fans of Guffman. It features an expanded performance of "Red, White and Blaine", including the musical number "This Bulging River", as well as dozens of alternate takes, as well as the exclusion of many scenes in the finished film, which were shot after this first rought cut was made.
$37,990 (USA) (2 February 1997)