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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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This version reinstates two songs absent in the original film version and excludes one other. "My White Knight" replaces "Being in Love" and another song for the Quartet was also included. See more »

Goofs

Before Iowa Stubborn, there is a nail that holds up the flag decoration that disappears and reappears from time to time before the song (it is the nail closest to the ladder the guy with the Mustache is on). See more »

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[repeated line]
Mayor Shinn: You watch your phraseology!
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Version of The Music Man (1962) See more »

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Pick A Little Talk A Little
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by Molly Shannon, Janine Theriault, Linda Kash, Jenni Burke, Tannis Burnett and chorus
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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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