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Writers (WGA):
Gilda Radner (book)
Janet Brownell (teleplay)
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Release Date:
29 April 2002 (USA) See more »
Life gave her a million reasons to laugh... and one reason to cry.
A biography about famous comedienne Gilda Radner, the woman who made the leap to success on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jami Gertz ... Gilda Radner
Tom Rooney ... Gene Wilder

George Wyner ... Herman Radner

Eric Siegel ... John Belushi

John Viener ... Chevy Chase

Danilo Di Julio ... Dan Aykroyd

Patrick Fischler ... Eugene Levy

Marcia Bennett ... Mrs. Elizabeth Clementine 'Dibby' Gillies

Maureen Ross Neilson ... Laraine Newman

Jennifer Irwin ... Jane Curtin
Dixie Seatle ... Joanna Bull

Kathryn Winslow ... Judy

Ari Cohen ... Lorne Michaels
Lisa Messinger ... Pam

Mather Zickel ... Bill Murray
J.D. Nicholsen ... G.E. Smith
Jenni Burke ... Psychiatrist

Jane Luk ... Woman in Washroom

Roz Michaels ... Henrietta Radner
Mallory Margel ... Young Judy

Fraser McGregor ... John Huntoon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Bernard ... Garrett Morris
Kristen Bone ... Young Gilda
Rudy Fischer ... Young Michael Radner

David J. Francis ... SNL Floor Manager
Jacklyn Francis ... Nurse Susan
Stewart Francis ... Gary Shandling
Tyler Kyte ... Camp Counsellor

Ian Matthews ... Love Man

Jason Michaels ... SNL Stage Manager

Jane Moffat ... Linda

David Nerman ... Jeff at Wellness Center

Jacqueline Pillon ... Anne Beatts
Jennifer Pisana ... Young Pam

Gilda Radner ... Herself (archive footage)
Nick Rice ... Man at Wellness Center

Karen Robinson ... Dr. J. Evans
Gerry Salsberg ... Book Producer

Derek Scott ... Mime

Directed by
Duane Clark 
Writing credits
Gilda Radner (book "It's Always Something")

Janet Brownell (teleplay)

Produced by
Howard Braunstein .... executive producer
Janet Brownell .... producer
Ernest Chambers .... executive producer
Clara George .... producer
Merv Griffin .... executive producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
A.D. Oppenheim .... executive producer
Original Music by
David E. Russo 
Cinematography by
Derick V. Underschultz 
Film Editing by
Paul Dixon 
Casting by
Kate Caldwell 
Diane Kerbel 
Meg Liberman 
Camille H. Patton 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
Art Direction by
James McAteer 
Set Decoration by
Julian Peters 
Costume Design by
Noreen Landry 
Makeup Department
Joan Chell .... assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Debi Drennan .... makeup designer
Stephanie Ingram .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Carmen Arndt .... production manager
Pamela Delaney .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Avrel Fisher .... first assistant director: second unit
Greg Sigurdson .... weekly assistant director
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director
William Spahic .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cynthia Chau .... art apprentice
Jason Herriott .... scenic artist
Rod James .... key scenic
Maria Kennedy .... set buyer
Kim Maticiw .... properties buyer
Michael Williams'Willis' .... carpenter
Terry Parachuk .... construction coordinator
Craig Williams .... property master
Sound Department
Marina Adam .... foley artist
Matt Ahrens .... assistant sound editor
Grant Bone .... sound effects editor
Christian T. Cooke .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Crawford .... first assistant dialogue editor
Barry Gilmore .... adr editor
Janice Ierulli .... supervising sound editor
Kirk Lynds .... foley recordist
Mark McNeilly .... boom operator
Rick Penn .... sound recordist
Ian Rankin .... sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Walker .... adr editor
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Janeen Elliott .... digital compositor
Rachel Mina .... digital artist
Carrie Richardson .... visual effects coordinator
Rick Smith .... digital compositor: GVFX
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Buttery .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Carella .... camera operator
Dave Erlichman .... key grip: second unit
Marni Grossman .... still photographer
Lee Guenette .... gaffer: second unit
Tony Guerin .... camera operator
Mark Hewson .... electrician
Mitch Holmes .... key grip
Adam Jeffery .... camera trainee
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera
Craig Wright .... gaffer
Casting Department
Lisa Ystrom .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adam Urquhart .... daily dresser
Kafi Wilson .... seamstress
Editorial Department
David Augsburger .... assistant editor
Frank Biasi .... on-line editor
Arlene Moelker .... colorist
Transportation Department
Rick Anglin .... production driver
Albert Ezerzer .... production driver
Dave Marwick .... head driver
Manon White .... driver
Matthew Wolchock .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Juan Aguirre .... assistant accountant
Darryl Assinck .... production assistant
Don Bachmann .... production coordinator
Andre R. Gagne .... location manager
Michael Hackenberger .... animal wrangler: second unit
Pamela Hackwell .... contact lens technician
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant to producer
Daniel L. Oppenheim .... production executive
Anthony Pangalos .... assistant production coordinator
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Lisa Perone .... production assistant
Jess Platt .... dialect coach: Jami Gertz
Julia Stan .... script supervisor
Thomas Vencelides .... location manager
Andrea Wassell .... production accountant
Anne Wootten .... choreographer

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60 min
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Amazing performance, 1 May 2002
Author: queenzulu from Calif, USA

Jami Gertz may not be the most noticed actress in Hollywood, but her portrayal of the talented legend, Gilda Radner, will get her noticed for sure. I already knew the whole story of Gilda since she captivated me (despite the fact that I was too young to remember her in her heyday) Who didn't Gilda captivate? The legend alone deserves a talent to play her, and that is exactly what it got. In this honest and touching story of Ms. Radner's life, Jami Gertz looks, sounds and acts not only like Gilda, but like the characters that Gilda portrayed on Saturday Night Live's classic early years. As well as Jami Gertz, the rest of the cast portray the other actors in such a way that you don't have to guess who it's supposed to be, it's obvious. There is no "Is that supposed to be Bill Murray?" instead there's, "Oh, look it's Bill Murray!" Gene Wilder is also portrayed perfectly, I found it almost eerie seeing this movie, because it was as if we were really watching them. However, like most Hollywood movies about peoples' lives there are some parts that are "stylized" for effect such as flashbacks, dreams etc... to add to the drama. The difference is in this case it is done well and even enhances the story telling rather than make it look silly. Besides the phenomenal acting, the other excellent aspect of this movie is that it captures the feeling of Gilda herself- despite tragedy, it is uplifting, funny and triumphant, the three things I always thought about her before this movie was ever made.

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