An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, travels to his family's home country and discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
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
When Leo knocks on Max's door at the beginning of the movie, you see him knocking with his right hand. Later the angle changes and you see that Leo is knocking with his left hand and has a bag and coat on his right hand. See more »
I wanna be a producer... 'Cause it's everything I'm not
Unhappy... unhappy... So unhappy
Leo and Accountants:
Very very very very very very very...
I wanna be a producer...
Hold everything! What I am I doing here? Mr. Bialystock was right! There is a lot more to me than there is to me! Stop the world, I wanna get on!
Bloom, where do you think you're going? You've already had your toilet break.
I'm not going in the toilet... I'm going in SHOW BUSINESS! Mr. Marks, I've got ...
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Showgirls from Bloom's dream sequence during the accounting office number dance around some of the closing credits. See more »
If i could give it an 11 out of a possible 10 I would give it that... the entire production was wonderful.. i would watch it again...and that is something i do only with very few movies. Nathan Lane steals the show with his wonderful performance. The performance by the actor portraying the gay director is a model of what a supporting actor should be.
The scene showing the actual production of the play was a masterpiece and only Mel Brooks could do it justice.
Uma Thurman gives a stellar performance and almost steals the show.
I can not say enough good things about this movie.
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