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Forever Plaid -- After running for more than 20 years and thousands of rave reviews, fan favorite FOREVER PLAID comes to DVD for the first time! Struggling to make it as a "guy group" in the early 60s, The Plaids are suddenly wiped out by a school bus filled with eager teens while driving to their first real gig. Nearly fifty years later, they're returned to Earth to put on the show they never performed. Packed with vintage charm and the quirky fun of live musical theater, FOREVER PLAID focuses on the band's second earthly appearance, where they face the cosmic stakes of their performance: to hit the perfect harmonic chord buried in the song "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"--a chord they never hit in life.


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Release Date:
9 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups' that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Very evocative of the era, with heart and respect. See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
Stan Chandler ... Jinx
David Engel ... Smudge
Larry Raben ... Sparky

Daniel Reichard ... Francis

David Hyde Pierce ... The Narrator

Traci Bingham ... The Usher (scenes deleted)

Jo Anne Worley ... The Usher (scenes deleted)
Rogina ... Señorita Casabas (as Rogina Gosch)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Loni Anderson ... Herself

Pol Atteu ... Himself
Kaiden Blake ... Himself

Clint Catalyst ... Himself
Heather Chadwell ... Herself

Carol Channing ... Herself

Fawn ... Herself
Audrey Kitching ... Herself

Kate Linder ... Herself

Melissa Manchester ... Herself

Rose Marie ... Herself

Liana Mendoza ... Herself

Lorielle New ... Herself

Cher Rue ... Herself

Patrik Simpson ... Himself
David Snyder ... Himself

Fred Willard ... Himself

Directed by
Stuart Ross 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stuart Ross  creator

Produced by
Kevin Bannerman .... co-producer
Ermanno Barone .... executive producer
Barney Cohen .... producer
Don Cunanan .... associate producer
Michael Gillis .... co-producer
Christopher Gosch .... producer
Scott Hamilton .... associate producer
Coral Hawthorne .... line producer
Benni Korzen .... producer
Rich Martini .... associate producer
Lisa Precious .... brand producer
Rogina .... producer
Suren M. Seron .... producer
Tino Struckmann .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Christopher Gosch (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicholas Allen 
J.R. Lizarraga 
Art Direction by
Neil Peter Jampolis 
Costume Design by
Debra Stein 
Makeup Department
Bruna Nogueira .... makeup department head
Inessa Shakhnazaryan .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeremy Phoenix .... first assistant director
Brian Sofsky .... second assistant director
Art Department
Yvonne Anaya .... assistant props
Brett J. Banakis .... assistant set designer (as Brett Banakis)
John Cureton .... property master
Michael Fitzgerald .... lead set builder
Laura Mazza .... scenic painter
Sound Department
Michael Aarvold .... sound engineer
Philip G. Allen .... house p.a. mixer
Lawrence Fried .... production sound coordinator
Andrew Hagen .... additional sound designer
Andrew Hagen .... audio post supervisor
Michael Lengies .... sound assistant
Trevor Stott .... boom operator
Jim Watson .... additional recording engineer
Jim Watson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Weinstein .... assistant sound coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chris Chappell .... lead compositor
Thom Obarski .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jose Aguirre .... lighting technician
Jose Aguirro .... electrician
Brett J. Banakis .... lightboard operator (as Brett Banakis)
Paul Birk .... gaffer
Michael Chateauneuf .... lamp operator
Halsey D. Corbin .... best boy electric (as Halsey D. 'Pigpen' Corbin)
Martin Dicicco .... rigging technician
Mark Evans .... key grip
Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip
Robert Lawson Gordon .... second assistant camera
Tom Heigl .... second assistant camera
Jose H. Huete .... rigging technician
Jane Reisman Jampolis .... lighting designer
Richard Kim .... electrician
Joseph Loyola .... rigging technician
Summer Marsh .... second assistant camera
Kevin Mucha .... grip
Jay Nefcy .... camera operator
Jessica Plaxton .... lamp operator (as Jessica Szejn)
Carson Reaves .... camera operator
Sarge Roberts .... best boy grip
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera
Michael Skor .... assistant camera
Eric Snow .... rigging technician
Vernon Wynne .... dolly grip
Animation Department
Megan Kennedy .... producer: title animation
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Milo .... wardrobe supervisor
Sarah Register .... wardrobe coordinator
Editorial Department
Alan Heim .... supervising editor
Thom Obarski .... colorist
Aron Rosenthal .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer
Phil Gold .... assistant musical choreographer
James Raitt .... musical arrangement
John Smith .... musician: bass
David Snyder .... orchestrator
David Snyder .... musical director
David Snyder .... musician: piano
Nancie Stern .... music supervisor
Jim Watson .... musician: additional percussion
Other crew
Kevin Bannerman .... assistant to director
B Harlan Boll .... publicist
Josh Burrows .... production assistant
Norman Cox .... craft service
Juan Cuellar .... production assistant
Jill Gold .... stage manager
Olena Kuhtaryeva .... production assistant
Carrie LeGrand .... production coordinator
Irina Popov .... office coordinator
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor
Brian Sofsky .... assistant
Matt Stanley .... production assistant
Kevin Trudgeon .... assistant to director
Hamed Heider .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special" - USA (promotional title)
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USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Western Electric Sound System)

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Movie Connections:
References "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)See more »


Will a dvd be released? If so, when?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very evocative of the era, with heart and respect., 1 October 2011
Author: spartacus126 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Being of an age to remember the white "4 guys" singing groups of the 50's/early sixties (4 Aces; 4 Lads; 4 Coins; 4 Preps etc) I was looking forward to seeing the DVD film made of this long running musical playing in local theater stages/clubs the last 20 years. I was not disappointed. The singing was flawless in the typical "pop" sound of the groups innocent era.The guys played some of the stage mannerisms of the groups for laughs, but with respect. Seeing the montage of the typical "Ed Sullivan Show" of the era was worth the price alone.

The story line of the deceased "Four Plaids" seeking to finally play the show they were destined for (though the fame itself they would never get in the changing musical era) was bittersweet and you just can't help loving their naiveté and great voices. Very evocative of the era and I recommend it highly. This is fluff, but marvelous fluff.

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