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Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (2005)

The aftermath of Lorne Michaels leaving to the sucess of Saturday Night Live in the 80's.

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Kenneth Bowser

Writer:

Kenneth Bowser
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Credited cast:
Jim Belushi ... Himself
A. Whitney Brown ... Himself
Dana Carvey ... Himself
Chevy Chase ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Joan Cusack ... Various (archive footage)
Larry David ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Davis ... Himself
Danny DeVito ... Himself
Denny Dillon ... Herself
Jean Doumanian ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Downey Jr. ... Various (archive footage)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Himself (archive footage)
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The aftermath of Lorne Michaels leaving to the sucess of Saturday Night Live in the 80's.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Charles Rocket was interviewed for this special, but his segments were removed before its premiere in November 2005, due to Rocket's untimely death. See more »

Goofs

The special said that Kevin Nealon was a cast member from 1986-1994. He was actually on 1986-1995. See more »

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References Soap (1977) See more »

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Change of Heart
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Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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More about SNL's behind-the-scenes politics than sketches.
27 May 2009 | by eddaxSee all my reviews

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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