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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:
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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
humorous portrait of a tremendously funny man, 11 October 1999
Author: eewittme from Berkeley, CA

sure, get bruce is pretty funny, but it trips a bit...the film begins with the typical "bunch of people talking about the subject." this does not work. i found myself bored and thinking i was going to make a big mistake.

"get bruce" is at its best when it shows the subject (a guy who writes jokes for celebs) at work. the scenes where bruce is working one on one with billy crystal, whoopi goldberg, robin williams, et al, are some of the laugh-out-loud funniest things i've seen in a long time. and i don't even like robin williams.

sadly, when all these portraits are done, the directors scope pans out again and tries to make general statements about the subject. here, he again fails. perhaps it would have been funnier had the filmmakers consulted bruce.

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