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The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical | 25 December 2005 (USA)
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After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.



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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »



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New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there's no accounting for taste... Written by rmlohner

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Comedy | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Producers: The Movie Musical  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$154,590 (USA) (16 December 2005)


$19,377,727 (USA) (17 February 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Other names on the doorbells rung by Max include famous names of New York's richest families: Gould, Fisk, Whitney, Woolworth, Astor, etc. See more »


When Leo is pouring oil on Ulla's back, the woman playing Ulla is not Uma Thurman, and is obviously wearing a wig. See more »


Hold-Me Touch-Me: [in court where Max is the defendant] Hold me. Touch me.
Max Bialystock: I'm a little busy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish, cast members from the film (including a cameo by Mel Brooks) sing the number "Goodbye!", which is sung in the stage version at the conclusion of the curtain call. See more »


Spoofs Titanic (1997) See more »


Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Performed by Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach,
Roger Bart, Roger's Production Team, Nathan Lane, Accountants, Samba Band, Ray Wills,
, Marilyn Sokol, Michael McKean, Sing Sing Convicts, Stormtroopers, Jon Lovitz,
, Girls In Pearls and Mel Brooks
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User Reviews

not for everyone
22 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films I have tossed in the trash after I finished watching it.

If you like over-acting, flamboyance, Broadway on the silver screen, and people trying hard to be funny, but coming off as obnoxious, desperate, and overall plain stupid, then you will like this.

I honestly do not see what humor people are finding in this, and it's not that I don't get it. I loved Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day off, that's a classic, but he is excruciating to watch in this.

Between the cross-dressing, ridiculous costumes, terrible over-the-top acting, horrible singing, and terrible songs, I found this film incredibly offensive and a complete waste of time.

I honestly would put this in the bottom 10 films I've ever seen in my life, and that's not an easy task to pull off.

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