Pittsburgh (2006 film)

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Directed by Chris Bradley
Kyle LaBrache
Produced by Bernie Cahill
Patrick Bradley
Ryan Magnussen
Starring Jeff Goldblum
Illeana Douglas
Ed Begley, Jr.
Music by David Gregory Byrne
Release dates
  • April 2006 (2006-04) (Tribeca)
  • September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pittsburgh is a 2006 mockumentary comedy film that follows American actor Jeff Goldblum as he attempts to secure a green card for his Canadian actor/singer/dancer girlfriend Catherine Wreford by appearing with her as the leads in a summer regional theatre production of The Music Man in Goldblum's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The film features numerous other famous personalities portraying themselves, including Ed Begley, Jr. (who had worked with Goldblum on Transylvania 6-5000, Illeana Douglas (who directed Goldblum in her own film Supermarket), Moby (as Douglas's boyfriend), Conan O'Brien and Craig Kilborn (hosting Goldblum on their respective shows), Alanis Morissette, and Tom Cavanagh.

Though some of the primary events of the story took place (for example, Goldblum did perform The Music Man with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera at the Benedum Center, though that performance was staged solely for the film) "Pittsburgh" was, with a few improvisational flourishes, totally scripted. Many of the deleted scenes included on the DVD release of the film are far more overtly comic than those the filmmakers chose to include in the finished product and make the fictional nature of the project more obvious.


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