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Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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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Runtime:
102 min
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Trivia:
Annette O'Toole narrates a letter in the film during one of the film's "history" sequences, and did the research herself. She had been out of town filming "Smallville" (2001) when the director came to film her husband, Michael McKean.See more »
Quotes:
John Linnell:[about "Flood"] A lot of albums these days have ten or less songs on them, and that pisses us off. This new album of ours has nineteen songs. That's why ours is better.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Cocksucker Blues (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Can't Hide From My MindSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
If only it could have been longer!, 28 June 2003
Author: Kim Wood from St. Louis, MO USA

For fans of TMBG, the only problem with this movie was that it was just too short!

The recitations of TMBG lyrics by actors such as Andy Richter and Michael McKean were quite unexpected, but an interesting way to show what the director felt was the poignancy of the TMBG lyrics. I know in my case, I found the music so catchy when I first began to listen to TMBG, it took me a long time to realize just how different the lyrics are.

For those who enjoy indie groups, and are open to anything that isn't mainstream, this is a great movie to get an overview of TMBG. While it is a documentary on the band, it is not just a run of the mill biography. In fact, due to time constraints, some of the band's history is glazed over. The two stories vying for time are the production of the 2001 album "Mink Car" and the (then) 18 year history of the band. Thus, there isn't a whole lot of in-depth history telling here.

However, mainstream entertainment lovers might want to pass on this film. If you think that "Istanbul" was the only legitimate work TMBG has ever performed, don't "waste" your money - go see the latest action movie on the big screen. But, if you ever really liked to listen to a TMBG album, come back into the fold, and watch "Gigantic"

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