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Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Bette Midler ... Herself

Robin Williams ... Himself

Nathan Lane ... Himself

Lily Tomlin ... Herself

Bruce Vilanch ... Himself

Raquel Welch ... Herself

Michael Feinstein ... Himself

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself

Florence Henderson ... Herself

Steven Seagal ... Himself

Michael Douglas ... Himself

Paul Reiser ... Himself
Danny Harris ... Himself

Jenifer Lewis ... Herself

Roseanne Barr ... Herself (as Roseanne)

Carol Burnett ... Herself

Jeff Margolis ... Himself

Salma Hayek ... Herself
Dora Mendoza ... Herself
Paul Guerro ... Himself
Henne Vilanch ... Herself

Michele Lee ... Herself

Billy Crystal ... Himself

George Schlatter ... Himself
Stephen Pouliot ... Himself
Susan Futterman ... Herself

Marc Shaiman ... Himself
Michael Smith ... Himself
James Loyce ... Himself
Don Scotti ... Himself

Christine Baranski ... Herself

Tim Curry ... Himself

Traci Lords ... Herself
Tom Vergron ... Himself

David Copperfield ... Himself

Margaret Cho ... Herself

Beverly D'Angelo ... Herself

Ali MacGraw ... Herself

Lauren Bacall ... Herself

Merry Clayton ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Bock ... The Agent

Bill Clinton ... Himself (uncredited)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ... Herself (uncredited)

Ted Danson ... Himself (uncredited)

Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself (uncredited)

Patrick Swayze ... Himself (uncredited)

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (uncredited)

Sigourney Weaver ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew J. Kuehn 
Produced by
Joan Hyler .... co-producer
Andrew J. Kuehn .... producer
Susan B. Landau .... executive producer
Gregory McClatchy .... executive producer
Irwin M. Rappaport .... co-producer
Don Scotti .... line producer
Original Music by
Michael Feinstein 
Cinematography by
José Louis Mignone 
Film Editing by
William Flicker  (as Bill Flicker)
Maureen Nolan 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Grace .... camera operator
Roy Hogstedt .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Andrew J. Kuehn .... supervising editor
Gregory McClatchy .... supervising editor
Music Department
Larry Blank .... music supervisor
Other crew
Robert Ahrens .... assistant to executive producer
Dan Riley .... assistant: Irwin M. Rappaport
Marcel Valcarce .... title designer

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Also Known As:
"Get Bruce!" - USA (promotional title)
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Rated R for language and risque humor
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Whoopi Goldberg:Part of the way that people view me is because of how Bruce has written for me. And I'm very grateful for that. 'Cause it makes me... actually look much smarter then I am.See more »
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Totally Hollywood!, 27 March 2013
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I only saw this documentary because it was one of five films on a multi film disc that I got out of the bargain bin and this wasn't the film that I was going for. Bruce Vilanch is an openly gay comedian and writer. He writes for stars especially for the Oscar Awards ceremonies for hosts like Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg. We meet his mother and learn he is adopted. He wears crazy t-shirts and has an ugly beard. I don't think he's a horrible person. He is far more open than most people were long before it was fashionable to come out of the closet. While the documentary has plenty of faults and flaws, it's enjoyable and sometimes just pointless to honor somebody like Bruce Vilanch. When you want a good comedy writer to help with the show like the Oscars, you get Bruce Vilanch to write some jokes. He has written performance pieces for Bette Midler and has been friends for decades with legendary performers. It's interesting to see his past as writing for the Brady Bunch Variety Show in the 1970s after he left Chicago to get his start in Hollywood writing.

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