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Noises Off... (1992)

 -  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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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
Kate Rich ...
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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Noises Off!  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,280,148 (USA)
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Trivia

The play-within-the-film is entitled "Nothing On". See more »

Goofs

During the Des Moines performance, after Gary comes down the stairs saying, "Sex criminals everywhere! Vicki? Vick?" he kicks the tin that Belinda had dropped earlier. The one he kicks is very clearly dented by his kick, but the original tin lies upstage near the door to the kitchen. 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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References Annie Get Your Gun (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby of Broadway
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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This is one of the most true movies about the inner workings of theater. All the gory and hysterical details!!
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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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