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Get Bruce (1999)

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

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Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 60th, Bill Clinton's 50th, and an AIDS awards banquet where the hirsute, rotund Vilanch lets his emotions show. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary

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Rated R for language and risque humor

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24 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,736 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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$43,155 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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Quotes

Bruce Vilanch: [when he won his Emmy] I'm very sorry I didn't have to sleep around to win this award.
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Get Bruce!
Music by Michael Feinstein
Lyrics by Lindy Robbins
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Bruce Gets His
20 April 2001 | by (Midnight MovieLand) – See all my reviews

Bruce gets his due that is. This is a man many people don't even know and when they do they know him as the guy who sits in the square next to Whoopi Goldberg on "Hollywood Squares". There is a reason he is there beside some of the best comic minds in Hollywood. Bruce Vilanch is who they go to to get jokes. He is the man behind the best comic moments of the biggest events in Hollywood. This movie follows Bruce as he writes and cuts up with various celebs (the funniest parts are when they just talk in stream-of-conscious style and let the jokes come as they may.) Celebrities are interviewed and Bruce is praised as the comedy-messiah come to earth (which he is), Bruce's mother is interviewed in true Jewish mother fashion and you see where he gets his humor being raised by this lady. If you like gossipy Hollywood humor and in-jokes, you might really enjoy this movie. Recommended!


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