Waiting for Guffman


1h 33m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A mockumentary set in the fictional town of Blaine, Missouri in which creative citizens prepare a multi-media pageant celebrating the 150th anniversary of their city.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Lockhart, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

A mockumentary set in the fictional town of Blaine, Missouri in which creative citizens prepare a multi-media pageant celebrating the 150th anniversary of their city.

Crew

Margery Suzanne Anderson

Other

Andrea Ariel

Choreographer

Dave Arkle

Other

Mateo S Barnstone

Production Assistant

Matt Barry

Location Casting

Dave Bennett

Production Accountant

Dave Bergstrom

Other

David Berryman

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Berve

Swing Gang

Greg Bissonette

Music

Christina Blackledge

Other

Rebecca Block

Art Assistant

Andrew Blumenthal

Editor

Jo Edna Boldin

Location Casting

Dave Boruff

Music

Barbara Boyd Moore

Other

Neil Brody

Rerecording

Thom Buckly

Other

Terry Burke

Foley Artist

John Burson

Carpenter

Craig Byrom

Carpenter

Lee Campbell-towell

Song

Shannon Carey

Editing

Julie Carnahan

Costume Designer

Jesus Carrera

Swing Gang

Raul Carrera

Swing Gang

Ronald D Chambers

Driver

Amy Chance

Production Coordinator

Eric Cheung

Sound

Lou Christie

Music

Dennis Clay

Key Grip

Mary Catherine Coates

Art Department Coordinator

David Cole

Music

Richard H Conkling

Editing

Misty Conn

Boom Operator

Catherine Conrad

Hair Assistant

Tom Copeland

Special Thanks To

Paul Covington

Assistant Editor

John Crowley

Craft Service

Yann Delpuech

Sound Effects Editor

Shanti Delsarte

Assistant Production Coordinator

Vicki B Dempsey

Swing Gang

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Karen Dinitz

Location Assistant

Joe N Dye

Driver

Tony Edwards

Music

Ralph Elliott

Grip

Cecil D. Evans

Transportation Captain

Melanie Fletcher

Other

Sandy Flowers

Swing Gang

Leigh French

Voice Casting

John A Frick

Art Director

Elliott Gamson

Other

Ray Garcia

Best Boy Grip

Joseph T. Garrity

Production Designer

Joe Godfrey

Music Arranger

James A Gore

Foley

Robert Grieve

Sound Editor

Adrienne Gruben

Post-Production Supervisor

Matt Gruber

Music

Christopher Guest

Song

Christopher Guest

Screenplay

Christopher Guest

Music

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Andy Haynes

Other

Twyla Herbert

Music

Patricia Hollander

Assistant Editor

Sharon Smith Holley

Post-Production Supervisor

Lee Hunsaker

Costumes

Edison Jackson

Electrician

James Bryant Jackson

Assistant Property Master

Jordan Jannone

Sound

Dennis Johnson

Other

Ted Kantrow

Caterer

Kelly Kernan

Production Assistant

Darren King

Dialogue Editor

David W King

Costume Supervisor

Michael Kolvek

Color Timer

John Lacy

Electrician

Joanne Levin

Props

Eugene Levy

Screenplay

Jon Lewis

Gaffer

Joe Llanes

Driver

Warren David Long

Caterer

Joe Lubin

Song

Richard Macdowell

Other

Pamela March

Editing

Mardik Martin

Special Thanks To

Lucy Maunsell

Assistant Editor

Kate Mccarley

Location Manager

Joe Mccuster

Foreman

Daniel P Mcdonough

Assistant Camera Operator

Rob Mcgrath

Assistant Location Manager

Mimi N Mcgreal

Other

Michael Mckean

Song

Michael Mckean

Music

Sean Mckinley

Art Assistant

Jerry Mcknight

Transportation Coordinator

Eric Moynier

Camera Operator

Dianne M Murphy

Script Supervisor

Jennifer Murphy

Sound Mixer

Karen Murphy

Producer

Robert Murphy

Other

Robert Murphy

Other

Doyle Nelson

Driver

Kelly Nelson

Hair Stylist

Lonnie Nelson

Driver

Deana Newcomb

Photography

David Nichtern

Song

Rob Nokes

Other

Michael O'farrell

Adr Editor

Bettina O'mara

Production

Walter Olden

Rigging Gaffer

Kevin Parker

Grip

Ronald L Pascall

Driver

Darren Patnode

Swing Gang

Jenny C Patrick

Set Decorator

Mari Phillips

On-Set Dresser

Tim Pierce

Music

Helen Pollak

Unit Production Manager

Dana Porter

Adr

Buz Presock

Production Assistant

Kym Pykosz

Other

Karen Rasch

Assistant Editor

Todd Redilla

Other

Johnny Reno

Music

Michael Riviere

Carpenter

Gary D Rogers

Rerecording

Lisa Rosen

Post-Production Coordinator

Tracy Rosenkrans

Music

Liz Ryan

Assistant Director

Sacha Sarchielli

Assistant Camera Operator

Roberto Schaefer

Director Of Photography

Paul Schrader

Special Thanks To

Beth Sepko

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Daniel J. Shaw

Production Assistant

M K Shaw

Accounting Assistant

Harry Shearer

Music

Harry Shearer

Song

Kate Shorter

Makeup Artist

James Simard

Construction Coordinator

Ginger Sledge

Associate Producer

Joyce Sloane

Special Thanks To

Wendy Slutsky

Location Casting

Todd E Smiley

Best Boy

Stan Stanley

Electrician

Scott Streetman

Sound

Elizabeth Summers

Special Thanks To

Meg Taylor

Assistant Sound Editor

Suzanne Tenner

Photography

Byron Scott Thomas

Property Master

Tiffany Toby

Video Assist/Playback

Tony Van Den Akker

Foley Recordist

C. J. Vanston

Music

C. J. Vanston

Music Arranger

C. J. Vanston

Song

Joseph A. Vasquez

Grip

Hilary Wagner

Post-Production Accountant

Martha Waters

Art Assistant

Amy Weiner

Other

Glenn Welsch

Art Assistant

Christopher Wiggins

Assistant Camera Operator

Dan Wilson

Props

Philip Wood

Other

Courtney Wulfe

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Austin, Texas, USA; Lockhart, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 31, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 7, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 14, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 12, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival (Closing Night) February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Columbia Pictures was previously attached as domestic distributor.

Completed shooting early summer 1995.

Began shooting late spring 1995.

Released in United States Winter January 31, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 7, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 14, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 12, 1997

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival (Closing Night) February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)