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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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

When Marion is walking down the street singing "My White Knight" her purse moves from one hip to the other then back again. See more »

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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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Connections

Featured in ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Lesson
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Monk and Megan Moniz
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Oh dear
4 August 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I loved the original, hackneyed and corny as anything; I loved the energy and the way that the song and dances numbers just flowed seamlessly into the story. With this version, it was just people doing a song or a dance. I wouldn't buy a chocolate ice cream off this guy and he was supposed to be convincing a whole town to buy band instruments and uniforms? I know they are all capable and good actors elsewhere - but what happened? It was like someone took the batteries out of them all before they started shooting. Sorry but if it ain't broke, don't fix it - this doesn't work for me at all. Marks for nice hats. Why has no-one done a remake of Sound of Music or Mary Poppins? (well they may have, just no-one has heard of them) Because they are unsurpassable. So was the original Music Man. This was toothless; Robert Preston was a charming villain; this poor man looked bland and terrified. I like Matthew Broderick - or I thought I did - until now. You need to be able to do more than carry a tune or a few steps to remake a classic. Huge disappointment - an outrage in fact.


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