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Best in Show (8-Sep-2000)

Director: Christopher Guest

Writers: Christopher Guest; Eugene Levy

Producer: Karen Murphy

Keywords: Comedy, Dog, Mockumentary

Five show dogs and their teams are followed from their preparations to the 25th Annual Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show in Philadelphia, the highest echelon of dog shows. Entirely consisting of improvised dialogue, all key players except Parker Posey are comedians and Second City alumni; Fred Willard excels as a clueless TV announcer and color man. Multiple viewings may be required to catch everything.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lewis Arquette
Actor
14-Dec-1935 10-Feb-2001 Arquette patriarch
Bob Balaban
Film Director
16-Aug-1945   Parents
Ed Begley, Jr.
Actor
16-Sep-1949   Meet the Applegates
Lynda Boyd
Actor
28-Jan-1965   Rose Miller on Republic of Doyle
Jennifer Coolidge
Actor
28-Aug-1961   Legally Blonde
Don S. Davis
Actor
4-Aug-1942 29-Jun-2008 Lt. Gen. Hammond on Stargate SG-1
Christopher Guest
Actor
5-Feb-1948   This Is Spinal Tap
Rachael Harris
Actor
12-Jan-1968   Notes from the Underbelly
John Michael Higgins
Actor
12-Feb-1963   The Late Shift
Michael Hitchcock
Actor
28-Jul-1958   MadTV
Linda Kash
Actor
17-Jan-1967   Trudy Weissman on Style & Substance
Eugene Levy
Comic
17-Dec-1946   Earl Camembert from SCTV
Jane Lynch
Actor
14-Jul-1960   Cheerleading coach on Glee
Michael McKean
Actor
17-Oct-1947   This Is Spinal Tap, SNL
Larry Miller
Comic
15-Oct-1953   Michael Dobson on Law & Order
Catherine O'Hara
Comic
4-Mar-1954   Delia in Beetlejuice
Jim Piddock
Actor
8-Apr-1956   A Mighty Wind
Parker Posey
Actor
8-Nov-1968   Waiting for Guffman
Teryl Rothery
Actor
9-Nov-1965   Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1
Will Sasso
Comic
24-May-1975   Formerly fat guy on MADtv
Fred Willard
Actor
18-Sep-1933   Fernwood 2night

CAST

Jay Brazeau   ...   Dr. Chuck Nelken
Parker Posey   ...   Meg Swan
Michael Hitchcock   ...   Hamilton Swan
Catherine O'Hara   ...   Cookie Fleck
Eugene Levy   ...   Gerry Fleck
Carrie Aizley   ...   Fern City Show Spectator
Lewis Arquette   ...   Fern City Show Spectator
Dany Canino   ...   Fern City Show Judge
Bob Balaban   ...   Dr. Theodore W. Millbank III
Will Sasso   ...   Fishin' Hole Guy
Stephen E. Miller   ...   Fishin' Hole Guy
Christopher Guest   ...   Harlan Pepper
Michael McKean   ...   Stefan Vanderhoof
John Michael Higgins   ...   Scott Donlan
Colin Cunningham   ...   New York Butcher
Jehshua Barnes   ...   Scott's Wild Date
Patrick Cranshaw   ...   Leslie Ward Cabot
Jennifer Coolidge   ...   Sherri Ann Cabot
Don Lake   ...   Graham Chissolm
Scott Williamson   ...   Winky's Party Guest
Deborah Theaker   ...   Winky's Party Guest
Rachael Harris   ...   Winky's Party Guest
Jane Lynch   ...   Christy Cummings
Fulvio Cecere   ...   Airport Passerby
Linda Kash   ...   Fay Berman
Larry Miller   ...   Max Berman
Ed Begley, Jr.   ...   Hotel Manager
Cody Gregg   ...   Zach Berman
Teryl Rothery   ...   Philly AM Host
Tony Alcantar   ...   Philly AM Chef
Camille Sullivan   ...   Philly AM Assistant
Dave Cameron   ...   Philly AM Host
Lynda Boyd   ...   Cabot Party Guest
Madeleine Kipling   ...   Cabot Party Guest
Merrilyn Gann   ...   Cabot Party Guest
Andrew Johnston   ...   Cabot Party Guest
Malcolm Stewart   ...   Malcolm
Jay-Lyn Green   ...   Leslie's Nurse
Fred Willard   ...   Buck Laughlin
Jim Piddock   ...   Trevor Beckwith
Earlene Luke   ...   Mayflower Hound Judge
Carmen Aguirre   ...   Taft Hotel Maid
Harold Pybus   ...   Mayflower Toy Judge
Hiro Kanagawa   ...   Pet Shop Owner
Cleo A. Laxton   ...   Mayflower Terrier Judge
Corrine Koslo   ...   Mayflower Sporting Judge
Andrew Wheeler   ...   Mayflower Ring Steward
Don Emslie   ...   Mayflower Non-Sporting Judge
Don S. Davis   ...   Mayflower Best in Show Judge
Steven Porter   ...   Bulge
Melanie Angel   ...   "American Bitch" Photo Editor
Doane Gregory   ...   Terry the Photographer
The Dogs
Can. Ch. Arokat's Echobar Take Me Dancing   ...   "Beatrice" the Weimaraner
Can. Ch. Urchin's Bryllo   ...   "Winky" the Norwich Terrier
Ch. Quiet Creek's Stand By Me   ...   "Hubert" the Bloodhound
Can. Ch. Raptures Classic   ...   "Miss Agnes" the Shih Tzu
Can. Ch. Symarun's Red Hot Kisses   ...   "Tyrone" the Shih Tzu
Brocade Exclamation   ...   "Rhapsody in White" the Standard Poodle
Can. Ch. Exxel Dezi Duz It With Pizaz   ...   "Rhapsody in White" the Standard Poodle

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