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Get Bruce (1999)

A richly funny behind-the-scenes look at the art of creating comedy. When celebrities need a hilarious punch line, they get Bruce Vilanch, the comic writer behind Hollywood's biggest events.

Director:

Andrew J. Kuehn
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Bette Midler ... Herself
Robin Williams ... Himself
Nathan Lane ... Himself
Lily Tomlin ... Herself
Bruce Vilanch ... Himself
Raquel Welch ... Herself
Michael Feinstein ... Himself
Shirley MacLaine ... Herself
Florence Henderson ... Herself
Steven Seagal ... Himself
Michael Douglas ... Himself
Paul Reiser ... Himself
Danny Harris Danny Harris ... Himself
Jenifer Lewis ... Herself
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Storyline

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 60th, Bill Clinton's 50th, and an AIDS awards banquet where the hirsute, rotund Vilanch lets his emotions show. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and risque humor

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Bruce! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,736, 19 September 1999

Gross USA:

$44,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,337
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AJK See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Bruce Vilanch: Actually everything gets revised 4,000 times. I mean there's no writing. There's only rewriting.
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Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #24.1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Bruce!
Music by Michael Feinstein
Lyrics by Lindy Robbins
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Hysterical
30 June 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

The movie is very funny and I laughed a lot. Bruce is interesting enough and the people he is shown speaking to, are just as much fun. The Robin Williams part was especially enjoyable.


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