1 videodisc (circa 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
No public performance rights.
Based on Garrison Keillor's popular radio show.
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 and Ken LaZebnik ; screenplay by Garrison Keillor ; directed by Robert Altman. Director of photography, Edward Lachman ; editor, Jacob Craycroft ; costume designer, Catherine Marie Thomas ; production designer, Dina Goldman.
Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin.
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.
MPAA rating : Rated PG-13; for risque humor.
In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles.