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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 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:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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George Schlatter:If it's done right, you're right on the edge. You're working without a net. And to do that, you have to have people around you who you trust. That's why Bette goes to Bruce, and that's why Lily and Whoopi. They will all go to Bruce Vilanch. They all say. "Get Vilanch".See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Funny, inside look at comedy writing, 19 September 1999
Author: Greg-214 from San Francisco

The whole theater laughed at this one. A peek at a comedy writer most people have never heard of. People who are incredible snobs won't like it because, after all, this guy writes jokes for the Oscars and popular entertainers.

I happen to think Bette Middler is incredibly funny ... same for Robin Williams, etc. This guy works for these people and anyone who is not in the entertainment business will probably find it interesting to see how he does it, how he tailors his approach for each client, etc. But the payoff is the humor, watching the clips of his clients preparing material and doing it live.

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