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The Producers (16-Dec-2005)

Director: Susan Stroman

Writers: Mel Brooks; Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by: Mel Brooks

Producers: Mel Brooks; Jonathan Sanger

Keywords: Musical Comedy, Theatre, Nazis, Con Artists, New York

Remake of the 1968 film of the same name follows a fledgling Broadway producer and his unexpectedly successful farce.

Remake of The Producers (1968). Max Bialystock, once one of Broadway's hottest commodities, falls on hard times after a string of abject failures relegates him to "has-been" territory. Scheming accountant Leo Bloom, realizing that Max is still very much capable of raising money for his productions, suggests that he gather funds to put on a show so terrible, no one will see it and he will get to keep the resultant surplus. Max responds by staging a terrible play titled Springtime for Hitler; complications arise when it becomes a so-good-it's-bad cult phenomenon.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Barrowman
11-Mar-1967   Capt. Jack Harkness
Roger Bart
29-Sep-1962   Stepford Wives remake
Gary Beach
10-Oct-1947 17-Jul-2018 Broadway actor
Matthew Broderick
21-Mar-1962   Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Mel Brooks
Film Director
28-Jun-1926   Blazing Saddles
Will Ferrell
16-Jul-1967   Saturday Night Live
David Huddleston
17-Sep-1930 2-Aug-2016 The Big Lebowski
Richard Kind
22-Nov-1956   Paul Lassiter on Spin City
Nathan Lane
3-Feb-1956   The Producers
Jon Lovitz
21-Jul-1957   Yeaaaah, that's the ticket!
Andrea Martin
15-Jan-1947   SCTV cast member, 1976-81
Michael McKean
17-Oct-1947   This Is Spinal Tap, SNL
Debra Monk
27-Feb-1949   Pump Boys and Dinettes
Jai Rodriguez
TV Personality
22-Jun-1979   Culture Queer Eye guy
Uma Thurman
29-Apr-1970   Kill Bill: Vol. 1


Nathan Lane   ...   Max Bialystock
Matthew Broderick   ...   Leo Bloom
Uma Thurman   ...   Ulla
Will Ferrell   ...   Franz Liebkind
Gary Beach   ...   Roger DeBris
Roger Bart   ...   Carmen Ghia
Eileen Essell   ...   Hold Me-Touch Me
David Huddleston   ...   Judge
Michael McKean   ...   Prison Trustee
Debra Monk   ...   Lick Me-Bite Me
Andrea Martin   ...   Kiss Me-Feel Me
Jon Lovitz   ...   Mr. Marks
Bryn Dowling   ...   Usherette
Meg Gillentine   ...   Usherette
Kevin Ligon   ...   Workman
Ray Wills   ...   Bum
Marilyn Sokol   ...   Bag Lady
Brad Oscar   ...   Cab Driver
Tory Ross   ...   Misfit Showgirl
Brent Barrett   ...   Brian The Set Designer
Peter Bartlett   ...   Kevin The Costume Designer
Jim Borstelmann   ...   Scott The Choreographer
Kathy Fitzgerald   ...   Shirley Markowitz
Jai Rodriguez   ...   Sabu The Houseboy
Mike Jackson   ...   Injun Jack
Keith Kuhl   ...   First Mate Kyle
Keith Lamelle Thomas   ...   Patrolman Pete
Roland Rusinek   ...   Jack Lapidus
Jim Borstelmann   ...   Donald Dinsmore
Jason Antoon   ...   Jason Green
Madeleine Doherty   ...   Mildred The Audition Accompanist
Jonathan Freeman   ...   Ticket Taker
Mike McGowan   ...   Workman #2
Timothy Gulan   ...   Gunter
Patrick S. Brady   ...   Conductor
John Barrowman   ...   Lead Tenor
Michael McCormick   ...   Mr. Shocked
Susann Fletcher   ...   Mrs. Bewildered
Michael Thomas Holmes   ...   Stormtrooper Rolf
Ronn Carroll   ...   Stormtrooper Mel
Ruth Williamson   ...   Snooty Woman
John C. Vennema   ...   Stuffy Man
Fred Applegate   ...   Officer O'Toole
Jerry Richardson   ...   Officer O'Reilly
Timothy Shew   ...   Officer O'Rourke
Danny Mastrogiorgio   ...   Jail Guard
Richard Kind   ...   Jury Foreman
Naomi Kakuk   ...   Stenographer
Thomas Meehan   ...   Max's Attorney
Brian Rogalski   ...   Convict #1
Jimmy Smagula   ...   Convict #2
James Biberi   ...   Sing Sing Prison Guard
Mel Brooks   ...   Hilda the Pigeon
Mel Brooks   ...   Tom the Cat
Samba Band
Julio Augustin   ...   Samba Band
Sebastian La Cause   ...   Samba Band
J. C. Montgomery   ...   Samba Band
Chris Vasquez   ...   Samba Band


Review by JJ (posted on 19-Apr-2008)

Seeing that the only review for this movie was from "anonymous" who obviously has no sense of humor, I felt compelled to send my review of this hilarious movie. I will admit I am a Mel Brooks fan and was privileged to see the original movie of "The Producers" with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder and believe me, the musical is even funnier! I also got to see the Broadway road company do this musical (also great). As far as I am concerned, this is one of the funniest movies I have seen. The songs are terrific, and the cast is top notch. Nathan Lane was brilliant as Bialystock, and Matthew Broaderick did a good job as Bloom. Oh, by the way, you "anonymous" twit, of course the fight scene between Bialystock and Bloom was staged and they were acting. Thats what they do for a living, act. That is why they call them "actors." Get a grip and get a sense of humor!

Review by Anonymous (posted on 9-Jun-2007)

This has to be the most stupidest movie around. I mean, the fight scene for example between Bialystock and Bloom. It looks like it is staged, and there has to be more acting into it than it already is. It looks more like an elementary school drama club, with people who aren't really doing anything as far as acting is concerned, and on top of that, the guys are just a bunch of hacks, pure and simple. Do yourself a favor, and don't watch this movie. It isn't worth it.

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