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Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Flansburgh ... Himself
John Linnell ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Arnold ... Herself
Michael Azerrad ... Himself
Adam Bernstein ... Himself
David Bither ... Himself
Frank Black ... Himself

Linwood Boomer ... Himself
Brian Cohen ... Himself
Patrick Dillett ... Himself (as Pat Dillett)
Sue Drew ... Herself

Dave Eggers ... Himself
Jake Fogelnest ... Himself
Joe Franklin ... Himself

Janeane Garofalo ... Herself

Ira Glass ... Himself
Jonathan Gregg ... Himself
Dan Hickey ... Himself (Drums)
Kurt Hoffman ... Himself

Mark Hoppus ... Himself
Al Houghton ... Himself

John Houlihan ... Himself
William Ingoglia
Mike Kelly ... Himself
Jamie Lincoln Kitman ... Himself (as Jamie Kitman)
Josh Kornbluth ... Himself
Bill Krauss ... Himself
Robert Krulwich ... Himself

Michael McKean ... Himself
Dan Miller ... Himself (Guitar)
Glenn Morrow ... Himself
Alex Noyes ... Himself

Conan O'Brien ... Himself

Annette O'Toole ... Herself (voice)
Gary Ray ... Himself

Andy Richter ... Himself
Raoul Rosenberg ... Himself

Harry Shearer ... Himself
Paul Simon ... Himself
Michael Small ... Himself
Jim Stabile ... Himself

Jon Stewart ... Himself
Syd Straw ... Herself
They Might Be Giants ... Themselves

Sarah Vowell ... Herself
Danny Weinkauf ... Himself (Bass)

Ben Hauck ... Himself (uncredited)
Matt Hyland ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
AJ Schnack 
 
Produced by
John McGinnis .... associate producer
Shirley Moyers .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Flansburgh 
John Linnell 
 
Cinematography by
Yon Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Jason Kool 
Alisa Lipsitt 
 
Sound Department
Mat Dennis .... sound recordist
Patrick Dillett .... sound re-recording mixer (as Pat Dillett)
Guillermo Escalona .... sound mixer
Bill Jenkins .... post-production sound mixer
Evan Meszaros .... sound recordist
Antonio Pedroso .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Brian O'Connell .... animation production director (cartoon "Dial-A-Song") (cartoon "Drinky Crow")
 
Visual Effects by
David Tarleton .... After Effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Foye .... key grip: additional unit
William Ingoglia .... lighting designer: concert lighting
Evan Meszaros .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Tony Eastman .... animator
Tony Millionaire .... character designer
Richard O'Connor .... animation director
Mary Varn .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan Slater .... editor: titles
Jonathan Slater .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Patrick Dillett .... concert music engineer/mixer (as Pat Dillett)
 
Other crew
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Stephanie Meurer .... staff: Bonfire Films
 
Thanks
Nathan Adams .... special thanks (2002)
 

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102 min
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Trivia:
The documentary shows They Might Be Giants holding a release party for their CD "Mink Car" at a New York City Tower Records store. Left unstated is that this party took place at midnight on September 11th, 2001, slightly less than nine hours before the attacks on the World Trade Center several miles away.See more »
Quotes:
Ira Glass:How sad for them that they're actually in the band. And so for them to hear that sound they actually have to make it themselves.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Brave New World" (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Doctor WormSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Loved Gigantic, 9 October 2003
Author: writch from ABQ, NM

I am a TMBG fan, so take this review with a grain of salt, but I found the previous diatribe about this fine and amusing documentary repugnant and wanted to offer an alternative to the slam posted by littlesiddie.

To say that TMBG's career is 'flagging' is simply ignorant, as the documentary itself points out many instances of their music being used in contemporary circumstances, such as 'Malcolm in the Middle' and the PBS specials.

TMBG are witty and on point most of the time. The movie reflects this. Their music continues to be high quality after twenty years, and they are still quite entertaining. The documentary gives a lot of background info for TMBG fans which fills the void of history for those of us who came across them later, yet still stands on its own as a documentary for those who are unfamiliar with their work.

The movie, as a whole, is entertaining for fans, and enticing for novices. I would suspect that many of those who have not been exposed to this group may wish to purchase their music after being exposed to them on the screen.

Of course, if one is a dolt, or otherwise slow-witted, this movie will be somewhat tedious, as most of the higher humor will go right over the viewers' head. On the other hand, for those with higher linguistic skills who appreciate puns and other plays on words, this will be a wonderful introduction to an amazingly talented band which has delighted fans for the last twenty years with a sly and sharp sense of the absurd.

I would recommend this movie to almost anyone. The worst that might happen is that (like littlesiddie) they just won't get it.

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