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Get Bruce (1999)

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... See full summary »

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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

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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:

$43,155
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Bruce Vilanch: I'm friendly with a lot of big stars. They're wonderful individuals mano a mano... but you don't get to be the biggest star in the world by really caring a lot about anything else but yourself... and becoming the biggest star in the world.
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Connections

Spoofed in 2000 MTV Video Music Awards (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Bruce!
Music by Michael Feinstein
Lyrics by Lindy Robbins
Performed by Ann-Margret
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Charming documentary
12 March 2000 | by mynervaSee all my reviews

Anyone should be so lucky to have such a delightful biography made about himself. I wish they had had more about the writing process he goes through, but since the film skims over every aspect of his life, fair enough. I also wish they had interviewed a few more people, like Sigourney Weaver.


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