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A Prairie Home Companion

This movie presents a fictitious story revolving around the real radio show A Prairie Home Companion. The script focuses on the often not-so-innocent goings-on backstage during what is supposed to be the very last live broadcast of the weekly show that has run for over thirty years. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 08 Jun 2006
Video Release: 09 Oct 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

DVD Notes: A Prairie Home Companion
DVD Release Date: 10 October 2006

Tune-in to the DVD release of A Prairie Home Companion and you’ll hear a commentary by director Robert Altman and actor Kevin Kline, as well as see some deleted scenes (with optional commentary). Also included on the disc are: Come Play With Us (a featurette), Onstage at the Fitzgerald (extended musical performances and advertisement segments), a soundtrack preview (jump to songs in the film) and the film’s trailer. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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