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
Richard Kind, who played Max Bialystock on Broadway and on the national tour, makes a brief cameo as the jury foreman at the end. See more »
In the dance number with the old ladies, Bialystock and the ladies cross Fifth Avenue, which is shown as one way. Fifth Avenue did not become one way until January 14, 1966. The film takes place in 1959. See more »
Mr. Marks, you were right about one thing. You are a CPA. A Certified Public ASS-HOLE!
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After the credits finish, cast members from the film (including a cameo by Mel Brooks) sing the number "Goodbye!", which is sung in the stage version at the conclusion of the curtain call. See more »
One of the worst movies I have ever seen in my entire life, the only movie I've ever walked out of in theaters
I saw the trailer for this movie and thought, this looks hilarious. I loved Mel Brooks and thought, how could you go wrong with Springtime for Hitler? Boy was I wrong. The songs lasted forever, then another song would be sung, and then the same song from twenty minutes ago would be sung again. I didn't smile once at this poor excuse for a movie. I don't think this could have been worse if they had tried. I absolutely hated this film so much that after two incredibly long hours in the theater, I left a movie for the first time in my life. I love all movies, yet I hate this one with a passion. I would have rather flushed five bucks down the toilet then watch this film for three reasons, 1: It would have cost less 2: It would have been more entertaining 3: It would only take about thirty seconds. Nobody should ever have to sit through this terrible excuse for a movie, if you buy a copy of this, feed it to the dog, eat it yourself, or burn it, no matter what, DON"T WATCH THIS MOVIE.
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