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These Old Broads (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 12 February 2001
A 40 year old movie's re-release is a hit and there's focus on the 3 main actresses. The adopted son of one has to make these old broads attend a show together. One problem: they hate each other.

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Matthew Diamond
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Kate Westbourne
Debbie Reynolds ... Piper Grayson
Joan Collins ... Addie Holden
Elizabeth Taylor ... Beryl Mason
Jonathan Silverman ... Wesley Westbourne
Nestor Carbonell ... Gavin
Peter Graves ... Bill
Carlos Jacott ... Tom
Pat Crawford Brown ... Miriam Hodges
Suzanne Carney Suzanne Carney ... Connie
Heath Hyche ... Ben Collier
Gene Barry ... Mr. Stern
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Tony Frank (as Pat Harrington)
Hinton Battle ... Pete
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Rosa
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Storyline

After a re-release of their 60's movie hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses, Piper Grayson (Debbie Reynolds), Kate Westbourne (Shirley MacLaine), and Addie Holden (Dame Joan Collins), reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate's son Wesley (Jonathan Silverman) and their manager, Beryl Mason (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). The problem? The three actresses and their manager all loathe each other. Written by Ashley Phipps <LavernShrl@aol.com>

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Final television production for Gene Barry (Mr. Stern). See more »

Quotes

Kate Westbourne: You know, sometimes you don't even act like you're my son, Wesley.
Wesley Westbourne: Sometimes you don't even act like you're my mother.
Kate Westbourne: Oh, come on, I've given you everything a child could want. Toys, love, publicity...
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Alternate Versions

The VHS version differs from the original broadcast version: -A new credits sequence opens the film featuring purple titles on a black background underscored by a nearly-complete version of the song "Boy Crazy." -The opening scene in Gavin's office is extended. -A delivery person drops scripts at each of the ladies trailers as Addie's inside with a gentleman caller. -Extended conversation between Wesley and Kate in the club. See more »

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References Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) See more »

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Danny Boy (A Londonderry Air)
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Performed by Joan Collins
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I loved it!!!
25 April 2003 | by standardmetalSee all my reviews

The "Old Broads" were playing themselves of course (or at least their public image) and a fabulous sendup it is. I thought it all hilarious and cheers to the ladies for their sense of humor. Maybe Liz was rather much with her obviously phony Brooklyn accent but it fit in with the camp sensibility.

I can't imagine why anyone finds the scene in the gay bar objectionable since it's no more "real" than the rest of the movie and fits in with the plot IMHO.

It's not Shakespeare but who cares?

January 20, 2017: In view of the events surrounding the recent day-apart deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, I think it's time to put out a deluxe DVD reissue of this TV movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

12 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.77 : 1
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