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Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of... See more »

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Tim Lippe
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Dean Ziegler
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Joan Ostrowski-Fox
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Ronald Wilkes
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Bill Krogstad
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Orin Helgesson
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Bree
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Roger Lemke
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Gary
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Mike Pyle
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Macy Vanderhei
Inga R. Wilson ...
Gwen Lemke
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Trent
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Uncle Ken
Christopher Lemon ...
Rock Climbing Dude #1
Sudhi Rajagopal ...
Rock Climbing Dude #2
Chris DiAngelo ...
Kurt Gambsky
Lindsey Alexandra Hartley ...
Pam Gambsky
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Dione Krogstad
John Djurovski ...
Bartender
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TSA Agent (as Charlie H. Sanders)
Craig Janos ...
Jack Nicholson Impersonator
Tracey Maloney ...
Flight Attendant
Steve Blackwood ...
Lindy
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Older Man
Ken Wood ...
Waiter (as Kenneth H. Wood)
Lise Lacasse ...
Lila
James Howard Carr ...
Swarthy Man
David Rhoads ...
Ball Pit Judge
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Photographer
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Maid
Helen-Jean Arthur ...
Church Lady
Michael Tuba Heatherton ...
Plate Spinner
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Talent Show MC
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Bearded Dude
Zackary Hamlin ...
Clem
Kimberly Moncrieff ...
Small Woman
Linda Riker ...
Small Woman's Friend
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Brian Early
Roz Music ...
Lady
Loit A. Maripuu ...
Customer #3
Bruce Lawson ...
Customer #4 (as Bruce E. Lawson)
Ian Minicuci ...
Perry (Man in Wheelchair)
Penny Gibbs ...
ASMI Representative
Victor Pytko ...
Merle Huss
Sandra Gittleson ...
Sherri Fahrenkrug (as Sandy Gittleson)
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Hotel Employee
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Dad (as John F. McCormick)
Joanne McGee ...
Mom
Hayley Zeccardi ...
Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Beck ...
Tim Lippe (voice)
Deidre Backs ...
Pregnant Lesbian Bride (uncredited)
Max Bassett ...
Bemused Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Brian Bell ...
Guy Falling Off Ladder (uncredited)
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Conventioneer (uncredited)
Tim Craiger ...
Church Attendant (uncredited)
Johnny Flynn ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Business woman (uncredited)
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Tweeker #3 (uncredited)
Sydney Lumbert ...
Kid in the Park (uncredited)
Ralph H. Meyer ...
Hot Dog Contest Judge (uncredited)
Gary L. Minix ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ...
Conventioneer (uncredited)
Laurie Valko ...
Core conventioneer (uncredited)
Paul Xiong ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Miguel Arteta

Written by

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Phil Johnston ... (written by)

Produced by

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Brian Bell ... co-producer
Jim Burke ... producer
Ed Helms ... executive producer
Alexander Payne ... producer
Jim Taylor ... producer

Music by

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Christophe Beck

Cinematography by

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Chuy Chávez ... director of photography (as Chuy Chavez)

Film Editing by

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Eric Kissack

Editorial Department

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Jada Budrick ... digital color assistant
Libby Cuenin ... apprentice editor
Tony Dustin ... digital film colorist
Ashley Farber ... digital intermediate data technician
Frank Figueroa ... digital color assistant
Ryan C. Fill ... assistant editor (as RC Fill)
Catherine Haight ... additional assistant editor
Don Henry ... digital intermediate data technician
John Lowe ... editorial production assistant
Christopher J. Maldonado ... editorial production assistant
Julia Marino ... editorial production assistant
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
Jeff Mee ... assistant editor
Ron Perez ... digital intermediate data technician
Gregg Schaublin ... digital intermediate project manager
David Soldinger ... editorial production assistant
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Dan Williams ... digital color assistant
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer
George Zidd ... digital intermediate data technician
Jeff Smithwick ... color timer (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Joanna Colbert
Rich Mento ... (as Richard Mento)
Meredith Tucker

Production Design by

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Doug J. Meerdink ... (as Doug Meerdink)

Art Direction by

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Rob Simons

Set Decoration by

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Jeanette Scott

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Dena Fayne ... key hair stylist (as Dena Fayne Stevens)
Roz Music ... makeup department head
Kristin Wahl ... hair department head (as Kristin Berge)
Sherri Zebeck ... key makeup artist
Mary Burton ... makeup artist: Sigourney Weaver (uncredited)
Emilie Cockels ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Kevin J Edwards ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Kimberly Jones ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Vicki Vacca ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Joy Zapata ... hair stylist: Sigourney Weaver (uncredited)

Production Management

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John A. Amicarella ... post-production supervisor
Brian Bell ... unit production manager
J.M. Logan ... post-production supervisor
David Price ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott August ... second assistant director
Richard L. Fox ... first assistant director
Sebastian Mazzola ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Justin Ayers ... propmaker
Kurt Braun ... set dresser
Albert Chen ... art department assistant
Frank D. Dambra ... charge scenic
Greg Gootsan ... assistant property master
Michael Grady ... set dresser
Carl Gratkowski ... set dresser
Christopher Hosey ... illustrator
Susanne King ... assistant property master
Ellen Lampl ... illustrator
Richard Lattuca ... set dresser
Keith Allan Miller ... set dresser
Jarrette Moats ... art department coordinator
Mike Monckton ... paint foreman (as Mike 'Monk' Monckton)
Dean Neeb ... set dresser (as Dean P. Neeb)
Lance Newton ... carpenter
Matthew J. Norskog ... on-set dresser (as Matt J. Norskog)
Tom Osman ... labor foreman
Troy Osman ... construction coordinator
Tyler Osman ... construction foreman
Kathleen A. Runey ... painter
Abe Sanders ... carpenter
Kenneth Sayers ... set dresser
Phil Shirey ... leadman
Paul Stevens ... art department assistant
Tina Tottis ... set decoration buyer (as Tina Sanjian Tottis)
Amie McCarthy Winn ... property master (as Amie McCarthy-Winn)
David Brayman ... carpenter (uncredited)
Anna Jones ... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Ludemann ... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Ian Miller ... art department (uncredited)
David Scott ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Brad Smith ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tom Sparkman ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Michael A. Watt ... set buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... foley editor (as Kerry Carmean Williams)
Julio Carmona ... adr recordist
Patrick Cusack ... sound assistant
Andrew DeCristofaro ... supervising sound editor (as Andrew De Cristofaro)
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Scott Edelson ... boom person
Jenny Elsinger ... cable person
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Glynna Grimala ... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Dan Hegeman ... sound effects editor
Zack Howard ... sound re-recordist (as Zach Howard)
Daniel S. Irwin ... adr editor
Kimberly Jimenez ... additional audio (as Kim Jimenez)
Nancy Nugent ... dialogue editor (as Nancy Nugent Title)
Michael Payne ... supervising sound effects editor
Stephen P. Robinson ... sound effects editor
Katherine Rose ... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Kyle Seo ... additional audio
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Thomas Varga ... sound mixer
Mathew Waters ... re-recording mixer
Michael Krikorian ... production sound mixer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Greg Steele ... adr mixer (uncredited)

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Larz Anderson ... special effects coordinator
Mark Yuricich ... special effects (as Mark Yuricish)

Visual Effects by

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Chris Chappell ... lead compositor: Level 256
Scott M. Davids ... visual effects supervisor: Level 256 (as Scott Davids) / visual effects technician (as Scott Davids)
Dan Delboy ... digital artist
Anthony Hays ... roto artist: Level 256
Adam Lima ... compositor: Level 256
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. ... digital artist
David B. Wilson ... compositor: Level 256

Stunts

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Kurt Bryant ... stunts
Jeannie Epper ... stunts
David Hutchison ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Monica Staggs ... stunts
Justin Sundquist ... stunts
Banzai Vitale ... stunt coordinator
Gary J. Wayton ... stunt coordinator (as Gary Wayton)
Ele Bardha ... stunt double: Ed Helms (uncredited)
David Hutchison ... stunt double: John C Reilly (uncredited)
Nate Mitchell ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brad Baker ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
K.C. Bartos ... company grip (as Kenneth 'KC' Bartos)
Troy Boggess ... electrician
James Frank Brown ... video assist operator (as James F. Brown)
Jim Buford ... rigging electrician
Chris 'Chalky' Chalk ... electrician
Stephen Early ... loader
Andrew Fisher ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Fisher ... second assistant camera (as Christopher M. Fisher)
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes ... gaffer
Ryan Fritz ... electrician
Andrew Hoehn Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Andrew Hoehn)
Dave June ... first assistant camera: aerial unit (as David June)
Lawrence Karman ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Brent Lawson ... best boy grip (as Brent T. Lawson)
Brian C. Lawson ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Bruce Lawson ... key grip
Ted Lichtenheld ... camera operator: aerial unit
Hector Lopez ... digital imaging technician
Matthew May ... best boy electric (as Matthew D. May)
Daniel S. Noga ... camera operator: c
Zade Rosenthal ... still photographer
Matthew Semchee ... company grip (as Matthew M. Semchee)
Scott 'Mo' Stebbins ... additional lamp operator
Joe Vitellaro ... company grip
Big Pete Atkinson ... additional loader (uncredited)
Jaime Dawkins ... technocrane operator (uncredited)
William Eichler ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Makram Fehri ... crane operator (uncredited) / crane technician (uncredited) / remote head technician (uncredited)
Bill Hong ... camera car technician (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods ... technocrane operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Christine Colvin ... casting associate: LA
Johnny Gidcomb ... adr voice casting
Kathy Mooney ... casting: Michigan
Janet Pound ... casting: Michigan
Julie Schubert ... casting associate: NY (as Julia Shubert)
Rose Gilpin ... extras casting (uncredited)
Kathy Remski ... extras casting (uncredited)
Michael Schiavone ... extras casting: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Matt Chase ... set costumer
Sarah Dano ... costumes coordinator
Megan Gilliam ... costume production assistant
Katie Holland ... set costumer
Carlane Passman ... costume supervisor (as Carlane Passman Little)
Verginia Tossounian ... stitcher (as Verginia Tousounian)
Cindy Chu ... set costumer (uncredited)
Kimberly Leitz ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robert Foulkes ... supervising location manager
Paul E. Schulz ... assistant location manager
Cathy Thomas ... location manager
John David Wolfe ... assistant location manager
Carol Baty ... location manager (uncredited)
Phil VanSpronsen ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Daniel DiPrima ... music editor (as Dan DiPrima)
Nick Fevola ... music preparation
Matthew Janszen ... music preparation
Steve Kaplan ... additional score recordist
Alison Litton ... music consultant
Jake Monaco ... score coordinator
Carter B. Smith Jr. ... music consultant (as Carter Smith)
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer
Philip Tallman ... music editor
Margaret Yen ... music supervisor
Matt Fausak ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Sherry Cassar ... picture car coordinator
Gracie Klein ... transportation coordinator
Robert 'Bob' Rice Sr. ... transportation captain (as Robert Rice Sr.)
Jennifer Gonzalez ... driver (uncredited)
Carla Klein ... transportation (uncredited)
Chris Musick ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
William Searles ... driver: camera truck (uncredited)

Other crew

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Deidre Backs ... assistant: Mr. Burke
Sarah Bastian ... assistant: Ed Helms
Charlie Berens ... production assistant
Naomi Bombardi-Wilson ... travel secretary
Anna Ramey Borden ... production assistant (as Anna Ramey)
Kyle Calvin Campbell ... production assistant (as Kyle Campbell)
Gregory S. Carr ... production assistant
Sean Carville ... first assistant accountant
Gregory Cassin ... assistant: Ed Helms (as Greg Cassin)
Jeff Cech ... production assistant
Geralyn Clark ... production assistant
Tom Doner ... stand-in: Kurtwood Smith
C. Kyle Eckles ... key craft service
Evan Endicott ... development executive: (Ad Hominem) (as Evan J. Endicott)
Michael Franck ... pilot: aerial unit
Andy Goldman ... title designer: main and end titles
Jim Gregory ... chef
Tracey Grimes ... account executive
Rhonda Higgins James ... catering assistant
Valerie Higgins ... accounting clerk (as Valerie Meloche)
Richard Keeshan ... production coordinator (as Richard P. Keeshan)
Jeremy David Lee ... assistant production coordinator
Runako Marshall ... stand-in
Natalie Mathes ... post-production accountant
Richard McCune ... financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Shaun M. McGovern ... production accountant (as Shaun McGovern)
Bryan Meganck ... craft service head (as Brian Meganck)
Tommy Meneses ... assistant chef (as Tomas Menes)
Karen S. Neasi ... clearance coordinator
Shannon Parker ... production assistant
Erik Piecuch ... financing: City National Bank
Edward Poveda ... payroll accountant (as Edward M. Poveda)
Sudhi Rajagopal ... assistant: Mr. Arteta
Pete Rinehart ... craft service assistant
Jeremy Sanchez ... assistant post-production accountant
Veda Semarne ... script supervisor
Jacqueline Stahl ... production assistant
Elizabeth Stone ... assistant: Mr. Arteta
Mark Sussman ... additional voice
Alex Tompkins ... production assistant
Jeremy Walker ... unit publicist
Randy Wells ... set medic (as Todd 'Randy' Wells)
Richard 'Rick' Bobier ... stand-in: John C. Reilly (uncredited)
Elizabeth Cortez ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Dzialowski ... production assistant (uncredited)
Liz Georgoff ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dave Kilgore ... stand-in: Kurtwood Smith (uncredited)
Christine Mahaney ... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Courtney McCrory ... accounting clerk: post production (uncredited)
Ryan McCullough ... stand-in (uncredited)
Debbie Pearl ... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... stand-in (uncredited)
Kelli Jo Sweeney ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just ... didn't. He's been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Macy Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people's dreams. But now, Tim's stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he's headed to a "major" metropolis - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely unconventional. From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money belt, it's clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. He is soon smitten with seductive Nebraskan insurance agent Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Heche) and awed by his experienced roommates, the straight-shooting Ronald Wilkes (Whitlock Jr.) and the suspicious Dean Zeigler (Reilly). Disheartened when he comes face-to-face with corporate corruption, Tim is ultimately lured beyond the lobby into an urban jungle he's only ever seen on DVD and when it seems his life - and chances to succeed - have gone completely topsy-turvy, he finds his own unjaded way to turn it all around. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Taglines Today Is The First Day... Of The Rest Of His Weekend. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bienvenue à Cedar Rapids (France)
  • Willkommen in Cedar Rapids (Germany)
  • Convención en Cedar Rapids (Spain)
  • Bem-vindo a Cedar Rapids (Portugal)
  • Benvenuti a Cedar Rapids (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $302,968, 13 Feb 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia Isiah Whitlock Jr.'s character Ronald Wilke references the character Omar from the TV show The Wire (2002). He played the character State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis on the TV series. According to Whitlock, the 'Wire' references were in the script before he was cast, and they decided to keep them in place as an in-joke for fans of both Whitlock and his former show. See more »
Goofs When Tim is on the rock-climbing wall, his competitors are alongside him; when Dean Ziegler remarks how high up Tim is (which causes Tim to panic), all of Tim's competitors are suddenly gone. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Airforce One 2: Revenge of President Dracula (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Smooth Out See more »
Crazy Credits During the closing credits, the main characters tell (dumb) jokes at the cottage, and a commercial for their new insurance company is shown. See more »
Quotes Tim Lippe: I don't trust people with pony-tails.
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