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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Al Franken (screenplay)
Al Franken (book)
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Release Date:
12 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You'll laugh because it's not your family. You'll cry because it is.
Plot:
A self-help advocate struggles to put his dysfunctional family in its place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A kind of serious comedy See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Al Franken ... Stuart Smalley

Laura San Giacomo ... Julia

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Donnie

Shirley Knight ... Mom

Harris Yulin ... Dad

Lesley Boone ... Jodie
John Link Graney ... Kyle
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)

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

Kevin Michael Richardson ... (uncredited)
Justin Roberts ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Ken Tipton ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Ramis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
Amie McCarthy .... property master: Chicago (as Amie F. McCarthy)
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
 
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 .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound 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
 
Stunts
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
 
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 Bird .... production assistant
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
Elizabeth Horning .... assistant location manager: Chicago
David B. Leener .... researcher (as David Leener)
Darrin Lipscomb .... assistant location manager
Michael Mann .... location manager
Erin Maroney .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Kathleen Mawhinney .... assistant: Mr. Albert
Karyn McCarthy .... location manager: Chicago
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)
Ed Lipscomb .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Bruce Wright .... display graphics (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and substance abuse
Runtime:
Brazil:96 min | USA:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:PG | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:12 (video premiere) | USA:PG-13 (No. 33363)
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Goofs:
Continuity: In the bar scene, Vincent D'Onofrio is standing next to Al Franken. When the shot cuts to the two guys hassling them, Vincent D'Onofrio is behind them sitting. He then reappears next to Al Franken.See more »
Quotes:
Dad Smalley:God, you'd drink too, if you had Liberace for a son.See more »
Soundtrack:
What Makes A FamilySee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A kind of serious comedy, 28 January 2007
Author: bloewy from United States

I am a fan of Al Frankin and had wanted to see this movie for quite a while. As it turns out, that was 12 years, but I finally saw Stuart Saves His Family on HBO. The short answer is that I liked it a lot, but not for the reasons that I was expecting to like it for. The movie was funny, but not really laugh out loud funny. The characters were too well developed for "laugh out loud". It would have felt mean to laugh at the alcoholic father who has no clue that he has a problem. The stoner brother who eventually figures out he's wasted his life. The enabler mother. The obese sister who deals with her stress by eating pound cake. I found myself rooting for these people, and not really wanting to laugh at them. There are certainly funny parts of the movie, and Al Frankin is a funny guy, but I think that the problem with Stuart Saves His Family is that it is too well done for an audience who want Wayne's World (One of my favorites, BTW) and instead got a serious movie about dysfunctional people with very real problems where you laugh with them and not at them.

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