A Prairie Home Companion
Director:Robert Altman
Writer:Garrison Keillor, Garrison Keillor
Producer:Robert Altman, Wren Arthur, Joshua Astrachan, Gerard Cafesjian
Studio:Picturehouse Entertainment
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Musical
"A Prairie Home Companion", hosted by humorist Garrison Keillor, is a down home radio variety show recorded and performed live in front of an audience in a theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. A show from another era, "A Prairie Home Companion" has been canceled. The regulars are performing on the last show, including Dusty & Lefty, singing/guitar playing cowboys with a risqué sense of humor, and the Johnson Girls, a sister singing duo of Rhonda and Yolanda who have a penchant for talking over each other. As the show goes on, the regulars, backstage, talk about their lives in relation to the show. Other goings-on include Yolanda and others trying to convince her shy somber daughter, Lola, to sing on this last show. As all this goes on, a mysterious woman in a white trench coat who is on a mission wanders around the theater, while the show's dim security guard, Guy Noir, who usually has nothing to do security-wise, follows.
Marylouise Burke Lunch Lady
Woody Harrelson Dusty
L.Q. Jones Chuck Akers
Tommy Lee Jones The Axeman
Garrison Keillor GK
Kevin Kline Guy Noir
Lindsay Lohan Lola Johnson
Virginia Madsen Dangerous Woman
John C. Reilly Lefty
Maya Rudolph Molly
Tim Russell Stage Manager
Sue Scott Makeup Lady
Meryl Streep Yolanda Johnson
Lily Tomlin Rhonda Johnson
Tom Keith Himself - Sound Effects Man
Jearlyn Steele Herself
Robin Williams Himself
Linda Williams Herself
Prudence Johnson Herself
Richard A. Dworsky The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Piano, Organ, Bandleader (as Richard Dworsky)
Pat Donohue The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Guitar
Andy Stein The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Violin, Saxophone
Gary Raynor The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Bass
Arnie Kinsella The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Drums
Peter Ostroushko Featured Musician - Mandolin / Fiddle
Butch Thompson Featured Musician - Clarinet
Christopher K. Grap Axeman's Chauffeur
Debbie DeLisi Lobby Usher
Bob Douglas Musician Extra
Adam Granger Musician Extra
Bill Hinkley Musician Extra
John Koerner Musician Extra
Judy Larson Musician Extra
Dan Newton Musician Extra
Jon Pankake Musician Extra
Dick Rees Musician Extra
Becky Schlegel Musician Extra
Pop Wagner Musician Extra
Kati Batchelder Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Ray Beasley Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Rita Cannon Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Michael Cook Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Rachel Grubb Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Freddy Hall Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Punnavith Koy Smoker (uncredited)
Connie Newville Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
David O'Neill Stage Hand (uncredited)
Lisa Pechmiller Radio Show Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Schneider Yolanda's Biggest Fan (uncredited)
Jim Westcott Stage Hand (uncredited)
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Jacob Craycroft Editor
Steven Hintz special effects
Kevin G. Miller special effects assistant
DVD Details
Languages:English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Release:Oct 2006