Stuart Saves His Family

Stuart Saves His Family

Al Franken
Director: Harold Ramis Cast: Al Franken
Al Franken
, Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
, Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
Harold Ramis




Al Franken brings his Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley to the big screen in this unexpectedly downbeat comedy about a man desperately trying to overcome his dysfunctional upbringing. Stuart hosts a TV show on public access TV in which he offers bits of New Age wisdom on self-help, often incorporating his trademark affirmation, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!" Too bad Stuart's advice doesn't work so well for himself; he barely supports himself as a waiter, his self-esteem is shaky at best, and his family is dominated by depressive alcoholics sunk in denial (for all his quirks, Stuart is the only Smalley willing to admit he has a problem). One day, Stuart's friend Julia (Laura San Giacomo) tells him that a cable network is looking for programming, and suggests he should pitch his show to them. Soon Stuart has a nationwide audience and is actually able to support himself, but that's small comfort when his family falls into another crisis. By turns a goofy comedy and a serious look at a dysfunctional family, Stuart Saves His Family does feature a few strong dramatic performances by Laura San Giacomo, Vincent D'Onofrio and Shirley Knight, and a distinctive comic turn by Julia Sweeney as a guest on Stuart's show.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2020
UPC: 0032429338617
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Franken Stuart Smalley
Laura San Giacomo Julia
Vincent D'Onofrio Donnie
Shirley Knight Stuart's Mom
Harris Yulin Stuart's Dad
Lesley Boone Actor
Julia Sweeney Mea C.
Fred Applegate Carl
Theodore Raimi Hal

Technical Credits
Harold Ramis Director
Trevor Albert Producer
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Cosmas Demetriou Set Decoration/Design
C.O. Erickson Producer
Lauro Escorel Cinematographer
Nancy Foy Casting
Al Franken Screenwriter
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Michael Haley Asst. Director
Craig Herring Editor
Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Lorne Michaels Producer
Dinah Minot Producer
Thomas Reta Set Decoration/Design
Monty Rowan Camera Operator
Marc Shaiman Songwriter
Whitney White Associate Producer
Thomas P. Wilkins Art Director

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