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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest

Date of Birth: 05 Feb 1948

Country: USA

Biography: The Rt. Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is an American-born screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor and comedian. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast, such as This is Spinal Tap...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 31 (Actor), 9 (Director), 9 (Writer)

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    Best in Show
    The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly's Taft Hotel, and compete. From Florida come the Flecks: she keeps running into old lovers. A wordless ancient in a wheelchair and his buxom trophy wife who may have a thing for the dog's handler own the two-time defending best in show, a poodle... (imdb)
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    A Few Good Men
    One man is dead. Two are accused of murder. The entire Marine Corps is on trial. Hollywood heavyweights Cruise, Nicholson and Moore ignite the screen in Rob Reiner's acclaimed drama about the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. (Columbia TriStar)
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    A Mighty Wind
    Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (imdb)
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    The Princess Bride
    A young boy listens to while his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup (Wright), the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westly (Elwes), the man she loves, in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin. [MGM]
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    Waiting for Guffman
    A town of Blaine, Missouri is preparing for celebrations of its 150th anniversary. Corky St.Clair, an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director is putting together an amateur theater show about the town's history, starring a local dentist, a couple of travel agents, a Dairy Queen waitress, and a car repairman. He invites a Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the opening night of the show.
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    Mrs. Henderson Presents
    Mrs. Laura Henderson (Dench) may be a widow but she is by no means going to spend the rest of her days playing bridge. The Windmill Theater becomes ger game and the infamous showman Vivian Van Dam (Hoskins) becomes her partner and fiercest opponent. The Germans are bombing London but the roar of the Windmill is all that can be heard as Laura convinces Lord Cromer (Guest) to allow her actresses to be the one thing no one could ever imagine: Nude. Brought to its knees by war, what Mrs. Henderson Presents brings a nation to its feet in applause. (The Weinstein Company)
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    This Is Spinal Tap
    Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour (imdb)
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    Death Wish
    A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks.
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    Little Shop of Horrors
    A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (imdb)
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    Small Soldiers
    When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. (imdb)
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    Heartbeeps
    Two household robots run away and try to start a family. (imdb)
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    The Hot Rock
    Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it... (imdb)
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    The Long Riders
    The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of of revenge. (imdb)
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    The Fortune
    Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.
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    Beyond Therapy
    Director Robert Altman ventures into Woody Allen territory with this comic romp about a group of neurotic adults living, dating, and undergoing therapy in New York City.
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    For Your Consideration
    Christopher Guest focuses his lens on Hollywood's obsession with awards in this straightforward narrative about the little indie that could and its fragile and frantic mob of actors, crewmembers, media figures, executives and various hangers-on. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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    Girlfriends
    A movie about women's relationships with their friends and how relationships with men can change their relationships with each other. (imdb)
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    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
    Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake
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    The Invention of Lying
    A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
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    The Return of Spinal Tap
    Based around Tap's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. In between the footage of St. Hubbins, Tufnel, and Smalls performing in front of a huge crowd enthusiastically determined to go along with the joke, there are clips purporting to investigate the band's humble origins in the East London suburb of Squatney, and updates from "rockumentary" director Marty DiBergi and hapless record plugger Artie Fufkin from the original movie.
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    A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica
    The infamous documentary following the recording of the infamous Metallica (aka The Black Album) record at One On One Studio in 1990-1992. (lostinlodos)
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    The Last Word
    Danny Travis (Richard Harris) is a kindly Irish inventor and widower whose projects leave his family in a constant state of near poverty. He takes on the system when the city slates his apartment building for demolition. Danny uncovers a plot hatched by the scheming Governor Davis (Biff McGuire) that will line the politician's pockets under the false pretense of an urban renewal project. (allmovie.com)
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    Million Dollar Infield
    Four wealthy Long Islanders who play for an amateur softball team. All four men suffer from profound personal and professional problems, thus the weekly ball game becomes a method of working out their frustrations. So adept do they become at this cathartic activity that their team makes it to the state-wide championship--which leads to yet another crisis.
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    Mascots
    A look into the world of competitive mascots.
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    National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert
    This music-stage performance-mockumentary showcases a mock-rock festival, Woodshuck: three days of peace, love and death. Many Woodstock performers and others are spoofed. (imdb)
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    Sticky Fingers
    Two young, unflappable street musicians are entrusted with a bag of drug money, and immediately set about spending it. Hijinks and shopping montages ensue. (Wikipedia)
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    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
    Clips showing comic Eddie Murphy's Saturday Night Live sketches: Gumby, Mr. Robinson, Buckwheat, Velvet Jones, and many more.
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    Haywire
    Haywire (1980) - TV Movie
    Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents. (imdb)
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    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino
    Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited upon a once-proud, sensitive, and still highly intelligent woman who is declared mentally incompetent by her children. However, her granddaughter who loves her rouses her back to life and helps her learn how to live again. (imdb)
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    The Billion Dollar Bubble
    The Billion Dollar Bubble is a 1978 film made for the BBC series Horizon and directed by Brian Gibson about the story of the two billion dollar insurance embezzlement scheme involving Equity Funding Corporation of America. The movie stars James Woods in the role of the actuary.
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    The Daily Show