A Prairie Home Companion

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Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, A Prairie Home Companion, about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television. Meryl Streep... read more
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Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, A Prairie Home Companion, about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television. Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin star as the Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the county-fair circuit, and Lindsay Lohan plays Meryl'’s daughter, Lola, who gets her big chance to sing on the show and then forgets the words. Kevin Kline is Guy Noir, a private eye down on his luck who works as the shows security guard, and Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are Dusty and Lefty, the Old Trailhands, a singing cowboy act. Virginia Madsen as an angel, Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman, Maya Rudolph as a pregnant stagehand and Keillor in the role of the emcee. Add it all together and you have a playful story set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, where fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see A Prairie Home Companion, a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that tonight’s broadcast will be the show's last.

Original Release

05/25/2006

US Release

05/25/2006

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Cast

Meryl Streep Yolanda Johnson
Lindsay Lohan Lola Johnson
Virginia Madsen Dangerous Woman
Woody Harrelson Dusty
Garrison Keillor GK
Lily Tomlin Rhonda Johnson
Kevin Kline Guy Noir
Tommy Lee Jones The Axeman / Axeman
L.Q. Jones Chuck Akers
Marylouise Burke Lunch Lady
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Altman

Writers

Garrison Keillor, Ken LaZebnik

Cast

Meryl Streep Yolanda Johnson
Lindsay Lohan Lola Johnson
Virginia Madsen Dangerous Woman
Woody Harrelson Dusty
Garrison Keillor GK
Lily Tomlin Rhonda Johnson
Kevin Kline Guy Noir
Tommy Lee Jones The Axeman / Axeman
L.Q. Jones Chuck Akers
Marylouise Burke Lunch Lady
Maya Rudolph Molly
Tim Russell Stage Manager
Tom Keith Self - Sound Effects Man / Sound Effects Man
John C. Reilly Lefty
Jearlyn Steele Self / Jearlyn Steele
Robin Williams Self / Robin Williams
Linda Williams Self / Linda Williams
Prudence Johnson Self / Prudence Johnson
Richard A. Dworsky The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Piano, Organ, Bandleader / Bandleader
Pat Donohue The Guys All-Star Shoe Band - Guitar

Producers

Gerard Cafesjian Executive Producer
Patty Payne Green Executive Producer
John Penotti Executive Producer
Bill Pohlad Executive Producer
George Sheanshang Executive Producer
Fisher Stevens Executive Producer
John Stout Executive Producer
Frederick W. Green Executive Producer
Robert Altman Producer
Joshua Astrachan Producer
Wren Arthur Producer
Lowell Dubrinsky Producer
Tony Judge Producer
David Levy Producer

Editors

Jacob Craycroft

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