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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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Bruce Vilanch:[about the pay in the industry] The bigger the show, the smaller the salary.See more »
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The true voice of what's funny at award shows, 6 December 2009
Author: nixskits from Canada

I see here nobody's posted a comment about this terrific flick for almost 6 years! Shame on those who've seen it, loved it and not written. Bruce Vilanch is a walking, talking cartoon of a man, as he'd probably be the first to admit. When he locks horns with so many talents, big and not so big, magic happens.

Bruce contributes to virtually every awards program you can think of and if you laughed at all during one of these shows, there's a pretty good chance he first wrote the joke or helped punch it up. His life as a born showman took him from student theatre on the East coast to Chicago to LA and almost everywhere in between. Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, to name just three, are performers who's careers would be significantly less bright if they hadn't met this patron saint of the T-shirt and biting one liner.

Bruce's emotions go all over the map in this film, from the joy and pain of gags working wonderfully well or bombing like napalm filled misfires. And his humanity is on prominent display, as his charity work gets heartbreaking attention too.

Get "Get Bruce" if you haven't already seen it!

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