Noises Off... (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  20 March 1992 (USA)
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A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett
Selsdon Mowbray / The Burglar
Belinda Blair / Flavia Brent
Frederick Dallas / Philip Brent
Garry Lejeune / Roger Tramplemain
Brooke Ashton / Vicki
Kate Rich ...
Des Moines Stagehand
Miami Stagehand
Kim Sebastian ...
Cleveland Stagehand
Broadway Stagehand (as L.B. Straten)
J. Christopher Sullivan ...
Miami Backstage Guard
Kimberly Neville ...
Miami Usher


Lloyd Fellowes is the director of a theatre company. He's desperately trying to get his production together, despite the best efforts of the cast, the crew, and Lady Luck. We follow the production from final rehersals, through opening night, and onto the tour: as with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time, romances and arguments are bound to break out. Quite often, what's happening on stage is nothing compared to what's happening backstage.... Written by Murray Chapman <>

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The comedy where everyone gets caught in the act!




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20 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noises Off!  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)


$2,280,148 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The play which the film is based on is done in three acts; act one is the final dress rehearsal; act two is the matinee performance; act three is the evening performance. The bridge scenes, with Michael Caine's voiceover narration, including the opening scene where he leaves the theatre and the ending scene where he returns, were written for the film and do not appear in the play. In the play, the last line is the frantic call for "Curtain!" See more »


When we see the show from the stage, there are fake walls visible behind all the doors. When we see the show from backstage, those fake walls are missing from all the upstairs doors (although present for the downstairs doors). See more »


[first lines]
Usher: Curtains going up! Curtains going... up! Curtains going up!
Lloyd: [voiceover] A big Broadway opening. Everybody who's anybody in New York is inside this theater tonight. Everybody but one man. This man - ME!
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References The Last Boy Scout (1991) See more »


With a Little Help from My Friends
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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This is one of the most true movies about the inner workings of theater. All the gory and hysterical details!!
15 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up on this movie, and am an actress. This is a movie that every want-to-be actor or actress must see.

There is nothing like watching this movie with anyone who has ever done any form of acting on stage.But even if you have not done a day of acting in your life, this will still cause you to split your seams laughing.

Christopher Reeves and John Ritter alone are worth the movie, but you also get the wonderful comedy of Carol Burnett, Michael Cain, and Nicollette Sheridan.

A powerhouse comedy for the ages.

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