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:

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

risque humor
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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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

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Project Artemis, Suncoast  

Irish Wish, Georgia Rule  

If, Luca (re-release)  


9, Wreck-It Ralph  

80 For Brady, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

The Extra Man, Ricki and the Flash  

Lola, Better Watch Out  

Finestkind, The Burial  

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.

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Production: What we know about A Prairie Home Companion?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

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

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

A Prairie Home Companion DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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A Prairie Home Companion was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 .

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