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The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical | 25 December 2005 (USA)
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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Cast

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Prison Trustee
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Lick Me-Bite Me
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Bryn Dowling ...
Usherette / Girl with Pearls / Little Old Lady / Bavarian Peasant
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Usherette / Girl with Pearls / Little Old Lady / Tapping Brown Shirt
Kevin Ligon ...
Workman / Little Old Lady
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Storyline

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

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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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Box Office

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$154,590, 18 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,377,727, 19 February 2006
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Trivia

Roger Bart was nominated for the 2001 Tony Award for supporting or featured actor in a Broadway musical, and reprised his role in this production. See more »

Goofs

After Leo has a glass of water thrown in his face, the water on his shirt changes constantly. Then, it disappears. See more »

Quotes

Ulla: So, Mr. Bloom. Ve are all alone.
Leo Bloom: Yes, ve are.
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Crazy Credits

Showgirls from Bloom's dream sequence during the accounting office number dance around some of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References The Court Jester (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Prisoners of Love
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
(Sing Sing) Performed by Kevin Ligon, Jimmy Smagula, Will Ferrell,
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Sing Sing Convicts
(Broadway) Performed by Uma Thurman, Gary Beach and Broadway Prisoners
(Leo & Max) Performed by Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Finale Chorus
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not for everyone
22 April 2011 | by 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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