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Noises Off... (1992)

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

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

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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The comedy where everyone gets caught in the act!

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20 March 1992 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,280,148 (USA)
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The original Broadway production of "Noises Off!" by Michael Frayn, opened on December 11, 1983, at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, running for 553 performances, with a cast that included Victor Garber and Dorothy Loudon, and received a nomination for the 1984 Tony Award for Best Play. See more »

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As Lloyd leaves the stage asking what the show will be without him, Poppy is standing in the middle of the stage. The next shot is her leaning against the proscenium. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Premio Donostia a Michael Caine (2000) See more »

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There's No Business Like Show Business
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Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Niki Harris
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One of the, if not THE, funniest movies I have ever seen.
3 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The timing, the plot, the acting, the variety of people, all of this make up a movie which literally had me crying with laughter for the entire second half of the film. I wanted to watch it again immediately, and likely would have if it hadn't been 2:30 am. The idea of the film is that these actors - playing actors - pull together, fight, and put up with each other to keep a play going. This is John Ritter as his amusing self, without going overboard. This is Christopher Reeve: tall, good looking, humble, funny. Carol Burnett being just ... HER. This is Julie Haggerty meek, mild, and under control. Mostly. This is Michael Caine, sly and cranky. Typecasting? NOOOO!!*grin* The whole cast is perfect for their respective roles. Tiny TINY bit of language, but otherwise something for a variety of ages. Find it, make popcorn, sit and watch - but don't eat the popcorn around the second half, you might choke.

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