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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live." | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gilda Radner ... Herself / Various Characters

Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci

Paul Shaffer ... Don Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Nils Nichols ... Roadie

Bob Christianson ... Audition scene pianist

Howard Shore ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Diana Grasselli
Miriam Valle
Maria Vidal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Caruso ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
G.E. Smith ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
Lorne Michaels (uncredited)
Writing credits
Anne Beatts  and
Lorne Michaels  and
Marilyn Suzanne Miller  and
Don Novello  and
Michael O'Donoghue  and
Gilda Radner  and
Paul Shaffer  and
Rosie Shuster  and
Alan Zweibel 

Produced by
Barbara Burns .... associate producer
Ron Delsener .... producer
Burtt Harris .... associate producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
Cheryl Hardwick 
Michael O'Donoghue 
Paul Shaffer 
Cinematography by
Ted Churchill 
Film Editing by
Ellen Hovde 
Lynzee Klingman 
Muffie Meyer 
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
Franne Lee 
Costume Design by
Franne Lee 
Karen Roston 
Makeup Department
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair designer (as Lyn Quiyou)
Production Management
Burtt Harris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Basil Pao .... logo designer
Sound Department
Kaye Armstrong .... sound recordist
Stan Bochner .... sound editor
Jon Christodoulou .... sound recordist
Abe Jacob .... sound designer
Hal Levinsohn .... sound editor
Bob Liftin .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Liftin)
Harry Peck Bolles .... apprentice sound editor
Paul Trejo .... assistant: sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Avedon .... still photographer
Edie Baskin .... still photographer
Roger Morgan .... lighting design
Gary Muller .... camera coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurie Hudson .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Harry Peck Bolles .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Bob Christianson .... assistant conductor
Bob Christianson .... musician
Jack Fitzstephens .... music editor
Diana Grasselli .... musician
Paul Shaffer .... music consultant
Earl Shendell .... music coordinator
G.E. Smith .... musician: guitar
Miriam Valle .... musician
Maria Vidal .... musician
Other crew
Alisa Adler .... production stage manager
Patricia Birch .... choreographer
Ron Delsener .... original Broadway production presented by
Rick Derby .... production assistant
Cherie Fortis .... production assistant
Gary Gunas .... assistant general manager
Kenneth Hunter .... title designer
Kenneth Kneitel .... slide projectionist
Marvin A. Krauss .... general manager
Lorne Michaels .... original Broadway production produced and directed by
Sheldon Roskin .... general press representative
Lee Solters .... general press representative

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was filmed at the same time as "The Blues Brothers", which created a conflict for Paul Shaffer. At the urging of Lorne Michaels, Shaffer chose to work on "Gilda: Live". His part in "The Blues Brothers" was given to Murphy Dunne and John Belushi is said to have remarked "Paul Shaffer is not a Blues Brother".See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
See it on video--with one finger on the fast-forward button, 2 September 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

For years I watched this movie on a personal videotape with all the dross edited out---most of which contains Don Novello (aka Father Sarducci) filling up time while Gilda Radner changes costumes backstage. Recently seeing the film "uncut", I cannot begin to say how Novello drags this down. He is the worst kind of unfunny comedian, with smug, pothead observations about life stemming from the obviousness of the human condition and dated bits of politics which are no longer topical. Radner, on the other hand, is amazing in her sets: rarely frantic or desperate for laughs, she plows right through if a joke happens to bomb. If only Hollywood could've tapped into this bottle of unabashed energy and self-delight, we might've seen Gilda in some hot comedies. Her takes on Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna are outrageously funny, her timing so sweet when she sings "The Way We Were" as Lisa Loopner, her wit sharp but always tempered with love. She clearly was one-of-a-kind, proving that Hollywood does make mistakes--one of them being its inability to turn this crowd-pleasing woman into a star. **1/2 from ****

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