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Writers (WGA):
Al Franken (screenplay)
Al Franken (book)
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Release Date:
12 April 1995 (USA) See more »
You'll laugh because it's not your family. You'll cry because it is.
A self-help advocate struggles to put his dysfunctional family in its place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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Nice Film Best of the SNL's! See more (46 total) »


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Al Franken ... Stuart Smalley

Laura San Giacomo ... Julia

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Donnie

Shirley Knight ... Mom

Harris Yulin ... Dad
Lesley Boone ... Jodie

John Graney ... Kyle (as John Link Graney)
Marjorie Lovett ... Aunt Paula

Walter Robles ... Smalley Uncle (as Walt Robles)
Erik Cord ... Smalley Uncle

Denver Mattson ... Smalley Uncle
Grant Hoover ... Young Stuart
Cory Milano ... Young Donnie

Michelle Horn ... Young Jodie
Harris Laskawy ... Mr. Dimmit

Tom Dugan ... Ajax Spokesman
Camille Saviola ... Roz Weinstock

Bess Meyer ... Laurie

Julia Sweeney ... Mea C.

Patrick Kerr ... Makeover Artist
Aaron Lustig ... Fred
Fred Applegate ... Carl

Darrell Larson ... Jerry

Dakin Matthews ... Intervention Counselor

Jeff Joseph ... Lawyer
Marte Boyle Slout ... Madelyn Doyle

Joe Flaherty ... Cousin Ray

Robin Duke ... Cousin Denise

Lewis Arquette ... Cemetery Official

Mike Hagerty ... Cop (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Pj Torokvei ... Minister

Allen Garfield ... Maitre D'
Pamela Brull ... Female Diner (as Pamela Brüll)

Walter Olkewicz ... Larry Skoag

Jeremy Roberts ... Brad Skoag
Steven Kampmann ... Stan Brunner

Robert Curtis Brown ... Andy (as Robert Curtis-Brown)
Violet Ramis ... P.A.

Aloma Wright ... Autograph Seeker
Rachel Miller ... Woman with Subpoena

Kurt Fuller ... Von Arks
Walter S. Beaver ... Orville Egeberg

Michael C. McCarthy ... Merl Egeberg

David Pasquesi ... Tollefson

Richard Riehle ... Judge
Michael Haley ... Bailiff (as R.M. Haley)

Ted Raimi ... Hal (as Theodore Raimi)
Rogan Wilde ... Ted
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Giancaterino ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Gerrit Graham ... Male Diner (uncredited)

Phil Hartman ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... (uncredited)

Justin Roberts ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Ken Tipton ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Ramis 
Writing credits
Al Franken (screenplay)

Al Franken (book)

Produced by
Trevor Albert .... producer
C.O. Erickson .... executive producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Dinah Minot .... executive producer
Whitney White .... associate producer
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
Cinematography by
Lauro Escorel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Craig Herring 
Pembroke J. Herring  (as Pembroke Herring)
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Thomas P. Wilkins 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
Costume Design by
Susie DeSanto 
Makeup Department
Art Anthony .... makeup artist: Chicago
Karen Blynder .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah K. Dee .... hair stylist: Chicago (as Deborah Dee)
Vivian McAteer .... assistant hair stylist
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist (as Bradley Wilder)
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Normann Pokorny .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Carlos Ramírez .... dga trainee
Daniel M. Stillman .... second assistant director
Rebecca Strickland .... second second assistant director (as Rebecca J. Strickland)
Art Department
Terry Baughman .... construction coordinator: Chicago
Mark W. Brown .... set dresser (as Mark Brown)
Alan Burg .... set dresser (as F. Alan Burg)
Michael Crowley .... construction foreperson
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
Glenn Forbes .... set dresser
Gerald Gates Jr. .... construction foreperson (as Gerald J. Gates)
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... construction foreperson (as Rainer Gruetzmacher)
Mechele Hunt .... art department coordinator
Chris Langevin .... property person
Kathy Lucas .... set dresser (as Katherine Lucas)
Don Miloyevich .... property master (as Don Elijah Miloyevich)
Phil Read .... construction coordinator (as Philip E. Read)
Stephen J. Readmond .... set dresser
Tom Reta .... set designer (as Thomas C. Reta)
Richard Robinson .... property person (as Richard A. Robinson)
Ron Schroeder .... construction foreperson (as Ronald G. Schroeder)
Stephen Andrew Schwartz .... lead person (as Stephen Schwartz)
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... art department coordinator
Amie McCarthy Winn .... property master: Chicago (as Amie F. McCarthy)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... sound supervisor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Joe Dorn .... supervising adr editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor
Curt Frisk .... sound mixer: Chicago
Scott Ganary .... re-recording mixer
Meredith Gold .... first assistant sound editor
Robert W. Harris .... cable person
Kevin Hearst .... supervising dialogue editor
Lance Laurienzo .... second assistant sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Scott Millan .... re-recording mixer
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Blair Scheller .... boom operator: Chicago
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Mike Szakmeister .... sound effects editor
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Debbie Lee Carrington .... stunts (as Debbie Carrington)
Donna Evans .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (as Tom Harper)
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator (as Rick LeFevour)
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Victor Paul .... stunt coordinator
Philip Romano .... stunts
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Kevin Thompson .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Janice Arthur .... Steadicam operator: Chicago
James Blanford .... camera operator: Chicago (as Jim Blanford)
Chris Collins .... second assistant photographer: Chicago (as Chris M. Collins)
Mike Connors .... dolly grip (as Michael Connors)
Phil Contursi .... chief lighting technician: Chicago
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician (as Brian Cooper)
Joseph C. Crededio .... assistant chief lighting technician: Chicago
George Dunagan .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tom Embree .... electrician (as Thomas J. Embree)
Samuel Buddy Fries .... first assistant camera
Joe Louis Garcia .... grip
Norman Glasser .... chief lighting technician (as Norman L. Glasser)
Jason D. Hodges .... grip (as Jason Hodges)
Mike Hodges .... second company grip
David Katz .... video playback supervisor
Brian LeGrady .... second assistant photographer (as Brian Glenn Legrady)
Thomas Lewis .... second company grip: Chicago (as Thomas E. Lewis)
Marc Marino .... electrician (as Marc J. Marino)
Bradley T. Matthys .... first company grip: Chicago (as Bradley Matthys)
John Robert Miller .... dolly grip: Chicago (as John R. Miller)
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer (as Melissa A. Moseley)
Tracy Neftzger .... grip (as Tracy A. Neftzger)
David W. Nims .... first company grip
Monty Rowan .... camera operator
Bubba Sheffield .... first company rigging grip
Chris Thornton .... grip
Francis X. Valdez III .... rigging lighting technician
Dean Williams .... still photographer: Chicago (as Dean E. Williams)
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Day .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting: Chicago (as Holzer & Ridge)
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting: Chicago (as Holzer & Ridge)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elinor Bardach .... costume supervisor (as Elinor C. Bardach)
Patrick Caulfield .... set costumer: Chicago
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer (as Mandy Chamberlin)
Nancy Collini .... set costumer
Wendy J. Greiner .... costumer (as Wendy Greiner)
Susan Kistler .... costumer
Kaye Nottbusch .... set costumer: Chicago
Editorial Department
Tony Ciccone .... first assistant editor
Lin Coleman .... second assistant editor
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Location Management
Elizabeth Horning .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Darrin Lipscomb .... assistant location manager
Michael Mann .... location manager
Karyn McCarthy .... location manager: Chicago
Ed Lipscomb .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... additional orchestrator
Larry Blank .... additional orchestrator
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Charles Martin Inouye .... supervising music editor
Artie Kane .... conductor: orchestra
Dennis S. Sands .... music mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Dennis S. Sands .... music recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Jimmy Vivino .... additional orchestrator
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Denise Carver .... music research (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation coordinator
Jim Frear .... transportation captain (as James F. Frear)
John P. McAuliffe .... transportation captain: Chicago
Other crew
Roland Armstorff .... production assistant
Wilda Bennett .... assistant: Mr. Albert
Jennifer Marie Bird .... production assistant (as Jennifer Bird)
Marcy Bolotin .... unit publicist
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... assistant accountant: re-shoots
Daniel Bowen .... assistant: Mr. Franken
Tony Criscione .... assistant auditor (as Anthony P. Criscione)
Maria De La Torre .... production assistant: Chicago
Barbara Doherty .... craft service: Chicago
Janet L. Earl .... coordinator: Video Image (as Janet Earl)
Rich Feldman .... production assistant (as Richard Feldman)
Stephen Foody .... production assistant
Dave Freed .... production assistant: Chicago (as David Freed)
Kara E. Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Minot (as Kara Goodman)
Wendy S. Hallin .... production assistant
Suzanne Herrington .... production associate
Cindy Hochman .... production office coordinator (as Cindy Hochman Price)
James C. Hoffman .... production assistant
David B. Leener .... researcher (as David Leener)
Erin Maroney .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Kathleen Mawhinney .... assistant: Mr. Albert
Jared G. Miller .... production assistant: Chicago
Judd Nissen .... assistant production office coordinator: Chicago
Mary Nitti .... assistant production office coordinator (as Mary J. Nitti)
Larry Potoker .... crew: Video Image
Tiffany Powell .... production assistant
Violet Ramis .... production assistant
Michael Randolph .... craft service (as Michael G. Randolph)
Meryle Selinger .... auditor (as Meryle D. Selinger)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor (as Judi M. Townsend)
Jon-Paul Velasquez .... production assistant: Chicago
Laurel Wolowic .... production assistant: Chicago
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Bruce Wright .... display graphics (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for language and substance abuse
Brazil:96 min | USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:12 (video premiere) | USA:PG-13 (No. 33363)
Filming Locations:

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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Nice Film Best of the SNL's!, 24 May 2002
Author: tooteaching

This is probably the best of the SNL films simply because there is a back story behind the film. (Unlike the terrible "It's Pat!")

Those who watched SNL while Al Franken was on it saw the Smalley character. (His adage: I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and gosh darn it people like me!) In these skits, Smalley (who obviously had had a very difficult life) described his family. (On Halloween "I thought of going as a feeling but what does dread look like really? Other than my mother.") The skits would give the viewer images and makes us wonder how bad this family actually was. Now we know.

So many SNL films fail because they stretch a 2 minute skit into ninety minutes. One reviewer called it "Trying to stretch a piece of chewing gum across I-25, sometimes it makes it, most times it doesn't." This movie had great fully developed characters. There was no reason to stretch anything.

Al Franken plays the character with such sensitivity and such love and such heart that you can't help feeling for the poor guy. You can tell that this character is a sweet, kind human being who simply never got a decent start in life and is trying to do things right.

The scenes going back to Smalley's childhood complete the story. Including the funny scene about the family's trip to California.

To those who that this movie is as bad as "It's Pat" I beg to differ.

"It's Pat" never worked because it was never meant to work.

My only regret is that it failed so miserably box office wise and we'll never see a sequel. Al Franken is also no longer on SNL. I miss Stuart.

This movie gets an 8 out of 10. It's a great movie. A great movie to watch when you feel sorry for yourself or having a bad day.

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