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The Music Man (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Musical  -  16 February 2003 (USA)
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Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid ... See full summary »

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Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid Midwestern community, with unexpected results. Written by Carl Schultz

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Sarah Jessica Parker was at one time going to play Marion Paroo opposite real-life husband Matthew Broderick. See more »

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At the end of "Sadder But Wiser Girl", the piano player's fingers strike the piano keys after the last note is played... showing that the piano player is acting like he is playing piano. Also, at the beginning of "Sincere", Ewart Dunlop does not start singing when the rest of the quartet does. See more »

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Professor Harold Hill: [sees marian for the first time] Excuse me miss, did you drop your...
Marian Paroo: NO!
Professor Harold Hill: Well havn't I seen you before at the...
Marian Paroo: NO!
Professor Harold Hill: Well, i'll only be in town for a short while and...
Marian Paroo: GOOD!
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Performed by Joe Heslip, Glenn Coulson, Pete Luciano and Marty Beecroft
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I was aghast!
24 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If the Music Man has fanilows, I am one. I loved the 1962 movie, never having been to Broadway until 1979. In the mid-70's my two brothers and future sister-in-law were in a summer dramatic presentation at our high school(where Richard Gere and I started out) and I know the script nearly verbatim.

Matthew Broderick is a handsome, talented young man, but he and his co-conspirators have a lot to learn about delivery. So many lines were blown, being recited far too fast, without proper cadence or emphasis.

I found it troubling that the producers tried to put modern political correctness on a scene from the early 1900's. I would bet the farm that, in that day, in a very small town in Iowa, there were no middle- class black people. If there were any non-farming blacks, they would be a guy playing piano in a bordello or saloon or possibly a groom at the livery stable or smithy.

When it was over, I called baby brother and exclaimed, "I'm aghast - simply aghast!" to which he replied, "you mean agog - simply agog." I knew he would be watching it, as well. We agreed on all points. Sorry to pan it; I hate vicious critics.


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