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.
During the scene where Corky (Christopher Guest) is teaching the cast some dance moves, Eugene Levy can be seen in the back behind everyone, almost hidden from view. This is because whenever Guest would show off his moves, Levy would laugh so hard that they would have to cut and wait for him to stop laughing before doing another take. They figured it'd be best if Levy was in the back, where he would not be able to see Guest during this scene.
I'm walking on air... you know... this is a sensation which is... forget it. When I became a dentist, I thought I was happy, but this...
In the Chinese dinner scene, the plate of beef to the left of Sheila appears and disappears.
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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