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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 »

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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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Constable Locke: You're quite the clever fellow Prof. Hill, but you made a few mistakes though.
Professor Harold Hill: Oh really?
Constable Locke: Yes, you see, the mayor happens to own that billiard parlor, and that new pool table.
Professor Harold Hill: I see, and what's the second mistake I made?
Constable Locke: That Zaneeta. She's the mayor's oldest girl
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Such a waste
22 December 2004 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

What a waste of money and time. I was looking forward to what a television production could bring, but uniformly hated this from beginning to end. The main problem, of course, is the casting. Matthew Broderick, who was probably the reason this production was done in the first place, is just horrendous as Harold Hill. I just never believed him in the part of a lecherous con man. His voice is too nasal; it's like he sucked helium before each song. Second runner up is Victor Garber as the mayor - he was just mean, never funny. Generally I like these two performers. Kristen Chenoweth, who I usually don't like, sings beautifully here; too bad she has to deliver dialog with that squeaky voice. The best thing in the movie was Mrs. Paroo (I forget the actress's name). I also didn't believe the interracial cast as representing realistic River City, Iowa society of the period. If you want a real treat, stick with the Robert Preston/Shirley Jones movie.


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