Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life (1996)

black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American fantasy television special. No director is credited.


A re-edit of It's a Wonderful Life (1946) with new dialogue and a completely new story. Mr Gower now sells cocaine, Harry Bailey is an addict and George Bailey is sick of being the hero of It's a Wonderful Life


© MCMXCVI [1996] Comedy Partners [opening credits]
© 1996 Comedy Partners [end credits]
Executive Producer: Kent Alterman
Produced by: Jay Martel
Production Manager: Gisellah Harvey
Production Coordinator: Tina Magnuson
Dialog Written by: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh
Story Idea: Jay Martel
Script Supervisor: Joshia Siegal
Best Girl: Marta Ravin
Picture Edited by: David Zieff
Assistant Editors: Katherine Clark, Nicole Sorrenti
Online Editor: Joe Baron
Post-Production Supervisor: Jerry Rupfer
Paintbox Artist [sic]: Darryl Deangelo, Nathan Walker
Music Edited by: David Zieff
Music Research: Paul Verbitsky
Sound Design by: Steve Borne
Sound Editor: Melissa Zaroff
Sound Editorial: Planet 10 Post
Sound Assistants: Ajae Clearway, Jamie Lowrey
Dialogue Edited by: David Zieff
Production Accountant: Matt Leshetz
Talent Executive: Chris Young
Production Intern: Tony Petracca

Jay Martel as George Bailey
Amy Poehler as Mary Bailey
Matt Besser as Mr Potter
Matt Walsh as Clarence
Ian Roberts as Uncle Billy
Matt Besser
Amy Poehler
Ian Roberts
Matt Walsh
Lauren Auerbach
Gilbert Gottfried as the angry man on the porch
Kent Alterman
Anne Casagrande
Karl Cluck
Anika Gibbons
Jay Martel
Tony Petracca
Marta Ravin
Melanie Schmitt
Joshua Siegal
Chris Alan Young
David Zieff

Alternative Titles

Escape from a Wonderful Life

Includes extracts from
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)