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The Producers (2005)

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

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25 December 2005 (USA)  »

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The Producers: The Movie Musical  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,015,227 (Australia) (13 January 2006)

Gross:

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

The posters visible in Shubert Alley outside the theater are all for real Broadway shows from the 1950s and '60s. They include: Redhead (which played from February 1959 to March 1960) with Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley; My Fair Lady (March 1956-September 1962) with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison; The Sound of Music (November 1959-June 1963) with Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel; Destry Rides Again (April 1959-June 1960) with Andy Griffith and Dolores Gray; and West Side Story (September 1957-June 1959) with Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, and Chita Rivera. See more »

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In the beginning of "We Can Do It" Max Bialystock steps on his desk onto an open accounting book. When he steps down to go towards Leo, the book on the desk is closed. See more »

Quotes

Franz Liebkind: Broadway! I haven't been so happy since we crushed Poland!
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Crazy Credits

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You Never Say Good Luck on Opening Night
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Performed by Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Will Ferrell, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane
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10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My father adored the original Zero Mostel/Gene Wilder version of The Producers, he used to watch it regularly when I was growing up and that rubbed off on me. When I first saw Mel Brooks 'The Producers' I thought it was a stage play adapted into a movie not the other way round that it became. While I never saw the Broadway revival of 'The Producers' I did 'try' to watch the 2005 version of the 'Producers' on DVD. If you have never seen the original 1968 version and have only seen the 2005 version then of course the 2005 version is going to be funny. If you have seen the original, then you notice just how little effort the actors made other than giving pale imitation of the Zero Mostel/Gene Wilder blue print that makes the 2005 version look like an overacted summer pantomime. I could only go 15 minutes before turning it off in disgust.


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