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Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Pretty good if you are a fan 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)
 

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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:
Soundtrack:
Don't Let's StartSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good if you are a fan, 18 September 2005
Author: xjuggernaughtx from United States

I'm not sure how this would play to someone who doesn't really love the band. The documentary really plays them up to be a big part of musical evolution, and perhaps they are, but I don't really see it that way. I remember seeing their videos on MTV and Nickelodeon, but it wasn't exactly like they were in heavy rotation. Ditto for the radio. I'm not sure that the doc would have held my interest if I wasn't already interested.

Having said that, I really liked this film. It's often times funny, and you really get a good sense for the two Johns, even if you don't really learn that much about them. It seems to me that this film could easily be twice the length. I would love to know more on every topic they touch on. It kind of feels like this is more of a movie to explain all of the weirdness that surrounds this band rather than documenting forward progress, but it is that very weirdness that is so intriguing. Learning the origins of the Stick and Dial-a-Song is great.

The one thing that I really don't like is the celebrities reading the song lyrics. It's just cheesy and boring. It really does nothing for the film.

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