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.
In the western-wear shoot at the end of the film, the film's production designer appears as the commercial's director.
Raging Bull Auditioner:
I'd like to do a scene from the movie Raging Bull: You fuck my wife?
When the Stage Manager says, "We're at fifteen," her mouth does not move with the words.
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)
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