A Prairie Home Companion Movie

Radio like you've never seen it before.

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A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren (Streep), and a host of others hold court.

Who's Involved:

Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Virginia Madsen, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Tomlin, Lyle Lovett, Robert Altman, Garrison Keillor

risque humor
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The movie is a celebrity version of Garrison Keillor's radio show. It adds a slight story of the radio show ending as a new owner (Tommy Lee Jones) has bought the Fitzgerald theater that the show broadcasts from and is going to tear it down. Another fantasy element is thrown in as an angel (Virginia Madsen) stalks the theater to take one of the performers. Keillor plays the lead character, coincidentally called GK. Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep play the singing Johnson Sisters, with Lindsay Lohan as a suicide-obsessed daughter of Streep. Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are hilarious as the slightly off-color singing cowboy duo, Dusty & Lefty. Kevin Kline is a security guard who tells the story. Maya Rudolph also appears as a pregnant stage coordinator. Contains some mild sexually-oriented jokes.

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Who stars in A Prairie Home Companion: Cast List

Little Women, Into the Woods  

The Open Road, Angels Sing  

Triangle of Sadness, The Man From Toronto  

Machete, Mean Girls  

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The Dictator, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant  

Grandma, The Pink Panther 2  

The Good House, Beauty and the Beast  

Prey for the Devil, American Underdog  

Captain America: The First Avenger, Ad Astra  

Who's making A Prairie Home Companion: Crew List

A look at the A Prairie Home Companion behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Robert Altman last directed The Company and Hands on a Hard Body.

Watch: A Prairie Home Companion Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about A Prairie Home Companion?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

A Prairie Home Companion Release Date: When was the film released?

A Prairie Home Companion was released in 2006 on Friday, June 9, 2006 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Mary, Only Human and Autumn.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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