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13 November 2005 (USA) See more »
The aftermath of Lorne Michaels leaving to the sucess of Saturday Night Live in the 80's. | Add synopsis »
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James Belushi ... Himself (also archive footage) (as Jim Belushi)
A. Whitney Brown ... Himself (also archive footage)

Dana Carvey ... Himself (also archive footage)

Chevy Chase ... Himself (archive footage)

Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage)

Billy Crystal ... Himself (also archive footage)

Joan Cusack ... Various (archive footage)

Larry David ... Himself (archive footage)

Tom Davis ... Himself

Danny DeVito ... Himself (also archive footage)

Denny Dillon ... Herself (also archive footage)

Jean Doumanian ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Downey Jr. ... Various (archive footage)

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Himself (archive footage)

Robin Duke ... Herself (also archive footage)

Nora Dunn ... Herself (also archive footage)

Dick Ebersol ... Himself (also archive footage)

Christine Ebersole ... Herself (archive footage)

Al Franken ... Himself (also archive footage)

Gilbert Gottfried ... Himself (also archive footage)

Elliott Gould ... Himself (archive footage)

Mary Gross ... Herself (also archive footage)

Christopher Guest ... Various (archive footage)

Anthony Michael Hall ... Various (archive footage)

Brad Hall ... Various (archive footage)

Rich Hall ... Himself (archive footage)

Phil Hartman ... Himself (archive footage)

Hulk Hogan ... Himself (archive footage)

Jan Hooks ... Herself (archive footage)

Bruce Hornsby ... Himself (archive footage)

Victoria Jackson ... Herself (also archive footage)

Tim Kazurinsky ... Himself (also archive footage)
Gary Kroeger ... Himself (also archive footage)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Herself (also archive footage)

Jon Lovitz ... Himself (also archive footage)
Gail Matthius ... Herself (also archive footage)

Michael McKean ... Himself (archive footage)

Freddie Mercury ... Themselves (archive footage) (as Queen)

Lorne Michaels ... Himself (also archive footage)

Dennis Miller ... Himself (archive footage)

Mr. T ... Himself (archive footage)

Eddie Murphy ... Various (archive footage)

Bill Murray ... Various (archive footage)

Mike Myers ... Various (archive footage)

Kevin Nealon ... Himself (also archive footage)

Don Novello ... Himself

Conan O'Brien ... Himself
Michael O'Donoghue ... Himself (archive footage)

Joe Piscopo ... Himself (also archive footage)

Randy Quaid ... Various (archive footage)
Bruce Hornsby & The Range ... Themselves (archive footage)
Ann Risley ... Herself (archive footage)

Charles Rocket ... Himself (archive footage)
Tony Rosato ... Himself (archive footage)
Lisa Ruffin ... Various Characters

Harry Shearer ... Various (archive footage)

Martin Short ... Himself (also archive footage)

Robert Smigel ... Himself

Pamela Stephenson ... Herself (archive footage)
Terry Sweeney ... Himself (also archive footage)

James Taylor ... Himself (archive footage)

Charlene Tilton ... Herself (archive footage)

Lily Tomlin ... Herself (archive footage)
Danitra Vance ... Various (archive footage)

Damon Wayans ... Himself (archive footage)

George Wendt ... Himself (archive footage)

Stevie Wonder ... Himself (archive footage)

Alan Zweibel ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Kenneth Bowser 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Bowser  written by
Michael O'Donoghue  uncredited

Produced by
Lisa Ammerman .... coordinating producer
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Kenneth Bowser .... producer
Blair Foster .... associate producer
Rachel Talbot .... supervising producer
Cinematography by
Teodoro Maniaci (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Greer G. Griffith 
Makeup Department
Alexis Kelley .... makeup artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Blagg .... grip
Craig Paul Harris .... grip
Other crew
Mary Anderson Casavant .... production assistant
Teddy Champion .... location manager


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
More about SNL's behind-the-scenes politics than sketches., 27 May 2009
Author: Lawson from Singapore

I've read a part of the book about SNL's history and this documentary is kind of like a companion piece that just focuses on the '80s. It's not thorough, but a casual SNL fan like myself won't notice what they've left out. I think you do have to have some familiarity with the 80's casts to enjoy the documentary though. Otherwise there would be all too many unfamiliar faces.

Though there are many clips of sketches included, the documentary is mostly about former cast and crew dishing about the show's troubles in the 80's, including the behind-the-scenes politics and the legendary firing of almost the entire cast from one season to the next. It's pretty interesting if you're fan enough to watch it, but if you just want to watch sketches, you'd be better off with another of the multitude of SNL DVDs.

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