IMDb > Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
7.8/10   647 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 41% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Plot:
Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Good, but not great See more (25 total) »

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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
102 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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:
Rabid ChildSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good, but not great, 21 August 2003
Author: poingly from Brooklyn, NY

I am a pretty die-hard TMBG fan. I enjoy this movie for that reason, but as a film it was a little lacking. My main complaint was the story telling. Though it did have the beginnings of a nice little story (which is something many documentaries forget to have), it somehow felt glossed over by the end.

I suppose, in part, this is due to a confidentiality agreement with Elektra, which they probably have. That was where much of the conflict lied.

Still, it was entertaining for TMBG fans, but I personally hope the DVD has the entire concert on it, that'd make the purchase worth it's value, well, immensely.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (25 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Fingertips ayatollahassaholla-1
Don't Worry Kyoko sweetafton23
Trippiest Music Video Ever! thetunesmiths
Best/worst album? shaquanda36
very disappointed JingleDell
9/11/01 Concert rlevovitz
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Hype! Festival Riphouse 151: Could've Been's & Wanna Be's Punk: Attitude Another State of Mind
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.