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Who's the Caboose? -- A documentary crew follows an aspiring actress to LA for pilot season.  Her boyfriend decides to tag along and gets more attention in Hollywood than she does.
Who's the Caboose? -- A Manhattan film crew discovers Susan, a young female stand-up comedian, and follows the promising talent to Los Angeles, where she goes on a series of auditions with the hopes of scoring a role on television.


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  (in credits order)
Alex Ferrer ... Homeless Man

Sarah Silverman ... Susan

Sam Seder ... Max
Eric Slovin ... Congratulator #1
Leo Allen ... Congratulator #2
Beth Tapper ... Susan's Friend
Alison Solomon ... Susan's Other Friend (as Allison Soloman)

Todd Barry ... Football Player

Marc Maron ... Comedian
Ross Brockley ... Social Dilettante

Andy Dick ... Jason Reemer

Laura Silverman ... At Every Audition Girl

Laura Kightlinger ... Gwenn
Wendy Smith ... Casting Director #1

David Earl Waterman ... Earl (as David Waterman)
Esau McKnight ... Sensai

Mark Cohen ... Alternative Comedian
John Barnett ... TV's John Devlin
Jeff Rosenthal ... Client
Eliza Coyle ... Client
Lauren Dombrowski ... Jason's Assistant

Kathy Griffin ... Katty

H. Jon Benjamin ... Ken Fold

David Cross ... Jaded Guy
Joel Avalos ... Taco Stand Owner (as Joel Alvalos)

Jana Marie Hupp ... Papillion
Melissa Samuels ... Vendela
Clif Gordon ... Asst. Casting Director
Leslie Danon ... Girl in Bar
Susan Nichols ... Girl in Bar #2
Alison Noble ... Develin's Date (as Allison Noble)

Karri Turner ... Wendi
Lili Barsha ... Max's Fan (as Lil Barsha)
Chuck Sklar ... Desperate Writer
Mike Reynolds ... Susan's Landlord
Cary Prusa ... Temporary Host
Alison Teicher ... Casting Director #2
Wilandrea Blair ... V.P. of Comedy
Ned Goldreyer ... Asst. Studio Head

Andy Kindler ... Sitcom Writer
Traci Odom ... Studio Head

Jack Plotnick ... V.P. of Casting
John Ennis ... Irish Songster

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Cheeseball
Alan Frazier ... Party Bartender (as E. Allan Frazier)
Alan Gelfant ... CAA Agent

Kenneth Stephens ... Network Executive
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derek Edwards ... Congratulator #5 (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Seder 
Writing credits
Sam Seder (written by) &
Charles Fisher (written by)

Produced by
Jim Biederman .... co-producer
Charles Fisher .... producer
Clif Gordon .... line producer
Sam Seder .... executive producer
Sarah Silverman .... co-producer
Albert Tapper .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
David Derby  (as Dave Derby)
Michael Kotch 
Cinematography by
Patrick Kelly 
T.W. Li 
Film Editing by
Jim Ohm 
Nick Smith (co-editor)
Production Design by
David Doernberg  (as Dave Doernberg)
Wendy Smith 
Production Management
Jody Spyer .... production manager
Sound Department
Robert Fernandez .... sound mixer
James H. Nau .... sound editor (as Jim Nau)
Theresa Radka .... sound (as Theresa Radhka)
Joel Schlemowitz .... assistant sound editor
Gene Swift .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
James Gilbert .... assistant camera
Sandor Temlock .... assistant camera (as Sandoor Temlock)
Editorial Department
Patrick Gaspar .... on-line editor
Babera Marshall .... post consultant
Other crew
Joel Avalos .... production assistant (as Joel Alvelos)
Wilandrea Blair .... production coordinator
Derek Edwards .... production assistant
Alex Ferrer .... production assistant
Dean Hollander .... technical director
Donna Megguier .... graphics
Donna Megguier .... title designer
Stephanie Olah .... script supervisor
Gavin Pollack .... production assistant
Ari Vena .... script supervisor

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94 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
fabulous, 26 August 2000

This movie will air soon on PBS. My girlfriend works for WGBH in Boston and brought a VHS copy home. Despite the questionable title (which I still don't quite get) this is a fantastic, clever, self-assured movie. A few familiar faces pop up in it (notably Andy Dick, and the crazy UFO guy from Waiting for Guffman), but for the most part all the faces were new to me. The film takes the shape of a mockumentary, and the story follows a stand-up comic from New York and her boyfriend as she heads to LA for pilot season and he tags along. Gradually, the boyfriend gets sucked into the LA lifestyle and begins hunting as frantically as everyone else for a TV deal. Then their relationship (never exactly healthy and stable) begins to break down. Along the way, LA culture is mercilessly skewered, but don't make up your mind that this is just a shot at LA-- everyone is raked over the coals before the final shot, and you won't quite guess what's really happening until the last scene. This is one of those small independent films so full of brilliant performers you can't imagine how you haven't seen them all before. Nearly every performance is note-perfect and hilarious. Watch TV listings for this one, and do not miss it.

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