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The Music Man (2003)

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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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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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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A szótlan zenész  »

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In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", Matthew Broderick's character Ferris is shown playing the clarinet badly and he says "Never had one lesson." In "The Music Man" he plays Profeesor Harold Hill, a band leader who cannot read music or play an instrument. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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Train conductor: River City Junction, River City next station stop, River City next Aboard!
Salesman #1: It's them big new department stores back East. They let people buy anything on credit.
Salesman #2: If I don't give credit, I'm gonna lose customers.
Salesman #1: You crazy with the heat. Credit is no good for a notions salesman.
Salesman #2: Why not? What's the matter with credit?
Salesman #1: It's old-fashioned. Charlie, you're an anvil salesman, your firm give credit?
Charlie Cowell: No, sir!
Salesman #1: Nor anybody else.
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Version of The Music Man (1962) See more »

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Shipoopi
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by "Matthew Broderick", David Aaron Baker, Kristin Chenoweth and chorus
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good but not great
2 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked that the story was not totally changed as some remakes have been. It was good but not great. It seemed more like a high school or community production than a professionally made movie. I think Victor Garber is a very good actor but he was miscast as Mayor Shinn. I also thought Kristen Chenowith not right for the role of Marian Paroo. What happened to her mothers Iris accent?

I am not racist however facts are facts. The movie is set in early 1900's Iowa. Black and white people did not interact the way they do in the movie. Racism was alive and well at that time. Blacks were not treated as equal with whites.

It was enjoyable but I would not go out of my way or pay money to see it again. The original was much better so I bought a copy.


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