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These Old Broads -- Four of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies of the past are persuaded to reunite for a television special only to have it threatened by old feuds, sexual rivalries and perpetual diva drama.


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Writers (WGA):
Carrie Fisher (written by) &
Elaine Pope (written by)
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Release Date:
12 February 2001 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Shirley MacLaine ... Kate Westbourne

Debbie Reynolds ... Piper Grayson

Joan Collins ... Addie Holden

Elizabeth Taylor ... Beryl Mason

Jonathan Silverman ... Wesley Westbourne

Nestor Carbonell ... Gavin

Peter Graves ... Bill

Carlos Jacott ... Tom

Pat Crawford Brown ... Miriam Hodges
Suzanne Carney ... Connie

Heath Hyche ... Ben Collier

Gene Barry ... Mr. Stern

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Tony Frank (as Pat Harrington)

Hinton Battle ... Pete
Betty Carvalho ... Rosa

Joe Sabatino ... Leo
Anne Russell ... Fan
Anand Chulani ... Waiter

Sheri Hellard ... Laurie Miller
Amy Van Horne ... Reporter #1

Karl T. Wright ... Reporter #2

Teddy Lane Jr. ... Policeman
Clancy Imislund ... Stage manager
Michael De La Torre ... Joshua (as Michael Cervant)

Larry Sullivan ... Jason (as Larry Sullivan Jr.)

Todd Fisher ... Timothy

Tricia Leigh Fisher ... Hooker

Carrie Fisher ... Hooker
Salvatore Vassallo ... Boy Crazy Dancer

Zachary Woodlee ... Boy Crazy Dancer

Bryan Anthony ... Boy Crazy Dancer
Sergio Carbajal ... Boy Crazy Dancer

Kevin Alexander Stea ... 'Boy Crazy' Dancer (as Kevin Stea)
Dante Henderson ... Boy Crazy Dancer
Red Savage ... Disco Dancer (as Sam 'Red' Savage)
Bubba Carr ... Disco Dancer

Adrian Armas ... Disco Dancer
Scott Grossman ... Disco Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

June Allyson ... Lady in Hotel (uncredited)
Lou Carlucci ... Special Effects Technician (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ... Nightclub DJ (uncredited)
Fernando Gasca ... Reporter (uncredited)
Cyndie James ... Reporter (uncredited)

Kevin Nealon ... Roger (uncredited)
Thom Tierney ... Patron (uncredited)
Jamie Wheatley ... Hospital Resident Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Diamond 
Writing credits
Carrie Fisher (written by) &
Elaine Pope (written by)

Produced by
Lewis Abel .... producer
Ilene Amy Berg .... executive producer
Carrie Fisher .... co-executive producer
Laurence Mark .... executive producer
John D. McNamara .... co-producer
Elaine Pope .... co-executive producer
Deborah Edell Underwood .... associate producer
Sally Young .... associate producer (as Sally A. Young)
Original Music by
Guy Moon 
Steve Tyrell 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Casey O. Rohrs 
Casting by
Stacey Rosen 
Production Design by
Alfred Sole 
Art Direction by
Jack Ballance  (as Jack D.L. Ballance)
Set Decoration by
Don Diers 
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
Mark Zunino 
Makeup Department
Dee Dee Altamura .... key makeup artist
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist: Ms. MacLaine
Linda De Andrea .... hair department head
José Eber .... hairstyle designer: Elizabeth Taylor
Sammy Gonzales .... hair stylist: Ms. Reynolds (as Sam Gonzales)
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist: Ms. Collins
Wayne Massarelli .... makeup department head
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Ms. Taylor (as Christine Smith)
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist: Ms. MacLaine (as Ed Ternes)
Jeanne Van Phue .... makeup artist
Larry Waggoner .... hair stylist: Ms. Taylor
Production Management
Lewis Abel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Fox Hays .... second assistant director
Emily McGovern .... second second assistant director
Richard Peter Schroer .... first assistant director (as Richard P. Schroer)
Art Department
Gene Bowen .... construction foreman
Star Fields .... construction coordinator
Bruce Mink .... property master
Steve Rick .... assistant property master
Scott Bauer .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Joshua Foster .... lead man (uncredited)
Guerin Hollingsworth .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Merdyce McClaran .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Dutch Merrick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kristie Moore .... painter (uncredited)
David Pirinelli .... lead man (uncredited)
Gaston Wurth .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
G. Michael Graham .... sound effects supervisor
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Kristi Johns .... adr editor
David M. Ronne .... sound mixer (as David Ronne)
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Philip A. Schwartz .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Sean Mullen .... digital artist: Encore Visual Effects (uncredited)
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunt coordinator (as Sandy Gimpel)
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Bill Clevenger)
Michael Dronge .... grip
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... grip
Derek Page .... set lighting technician
Randy Tambling .... key grip (as Randal H. Tambling)
Johnny Walker .... first assistant camera (as John Walker)
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer
Waide R. Allen .... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Funk .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Robert J. Reilly .... grip (uncredited)
Cricket Sloat .... rigging assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pauline Ocon .... executive in charge of casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting (as Jeffrey G. Olan)
Liz Dean .... casting associate (uncredited)
Tony Rasmussen .... extras casting: Rainbow Casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Trenchard .... costume supervisor
Mark Zunino .... assistant costume designer
Dana R. Woods .... costumer: Joan Collins (uncredited)
Dana R. Woods .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tirsa Hackshaw .... assistant editor
Location Management
David A. Foster .... location manager
Music Department
Bobby Ginsburg .... music editor
Steve Tyrell .... music producer: songs
Transportation Department
Griff Ruggles .... transportation coordinator
Alberto Coto .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Chad Ahrendt .... assistant to executive producer
Marlene Begg .... assistant to executive producer
Peggy Holmes .... choreographer
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Robert Schroer .... production assistant
Nita Wilson .... production coordinator
Mark Zecca .... production assistant
Barney McNulty .... cue cards (uncredited)
LaTanya Potts .... production secretary (uncredited)
Xavier C. Salinas .... production coordinator (uncredited)
J. Wilfrid White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sue White .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.77 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Shirley MacLaine said of the shoot, "It was my best time ever in making a film." She went on to claim that none of the actresses were ever late to the set, "not even Elizabeth" and they worked from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every day.See more »
Kate Westbourne:I would rather get a barium enema on live TV than work with that tramp again!See more »
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References Gidget (1959)See more »
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The Sunshine Girls, 21 June 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Of the four female icons in the cast of These Old Broads only one so far at least has chosen this to be her last film. It could and should be the coda for the careers of Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor.

The first three play aging film stars who co-starred in a musical that has become a cult item and has just had a smash hit re-release. What better than a nice television special reuniting the three.

Only problem is that they all can't stand each other. It's going to take someone of the skills of a Mideast peace negotiator to bring them all together. The catalyst might be Jonathan Silverman who is MacLaine's estranged, adopted son. Of course it turns out to be their agent, Elizabeth Taylor who deals from a financial point of view.

MacLaine, Collins, and Reynolds must have really been great sports about this female version of The Sunshine Boys. All the roles that Reynolds daughter Carrie Fisher wrote were such dead-on satires of each one of them. The three look like they're having a great old time spoofing themselves, it's positively infectious for the audience.

Of course the real highlight is at the beginning when Reynolds goes to see Taylor about the reunion. Today's audience cannot possibly appreciate all the innuendo because they weren't around in the Fifties when the Elizabeth Taylor-Eddie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds triangle was the number one news story in the nation. President Eisenhower was having trouble getting as much ink as the most famous movie love triangle ever. And that was only until the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor-Eddie Fisher triangle topped that one.

You could never have imagined over 40 years later seeing Taylor and Reynolds on the screen together. Older, wiser, and sadder, they definitely came to a meeting of the minds about Eddie Fisher.

Collins and MacLaine don't lack for good material either, all of them are just fabulous. These Old Broads is an old stargazer's dream.

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