A Prairie Home CompanionComedy/Musical
Box Office: $20.2M
PRINCIPAL CASTMeryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. Reilly, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Virginia Madsen, Lily Tomlin, Maya Rudolph, L.Q. Jones, Jim Westcott
Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, A Prairie Home Companion, about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television.
Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin star as the Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the county-fair circuit, and Lindsay Lohan plays Meryl s daughter, Lola, who gets her big chance to sing on the show and then forgets the words.
Kevin Kline is Guy Noir, a private eye down on his luck who works as the show's security guard, and Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are Dusty and Lefty, the Old Trailhands, a singing cowboy act.
Add Virginia Madsen as an angel, Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman, Maya Rudolph as a pregnant stagehand and Keillor in the role of hangdog emcee, and you have a playful story set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, where fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see A Prairie Home Companion, a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that tonight s broadcast will be the shows last.