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A Prairie Home Companion Movie

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Garrison Keillor and his radio show the Prairie Home Companion are familiar to anyone who has listened to PBS in the last 30 years. Keillor and director Robert Altman (M*A*S*H and Nashville) teamed up to create a movie based on the show. The premise of Keillor’s script is suitably Altman-esque – we see the radio show performed as it has been every week for 30 years, in front of a live audience at St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater, in what turns out to be its final night, as the show has been unexpectedly cancelled by a Texas radio executive (Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman).

The cast includes Garrison Keillor, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Virginia Madsen, Tommy Lee Jones.

Links: Wikipedia, Rotten Tomatoes

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