The Producers

The Producers

Les Producteurs

DVD - 2006
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"Scheming producer Max Bialystock (Lane) and his mousy accountant, Leo Bloom (Broderick), discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money by producing a Broadway flop than they could with a hit"--Container.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, c2006
ISBN: 9781417069651
1417069651
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.642 / Produ 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Producteurs [DVD]

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Beatricksy Aug 21, 2017

It's a lot of fun...but I wish I could merge it with the original. Will Farrell is the greatest author, but there's a spark that Gene Wilder had in the old version that Broderick can't match. Plus, that ending just seems so lifeless compared to the original and doesn't work, because Bloom DID leave Bialystock for Rio, and that just defeats the whole point of the end "defending" speech.

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mswrite
Jun 27, 2016

Well...

If you love Zero ("Fiddler On the Roof") Mostel, the late, great, larger than life actor who originated the Max Bialystock role, you're bound to have mixed feelings about this reboot of the 1968 film that boasted some of his very best work.
But it helps a lot that rather than a flat-out remake, this 2005 version of "The Producers" is (all together now) the movie version of the hit 2001 Broadway musical of the same name that was itself based on the original non-musical film starring Mostel and the incomparable Gene ("Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein") Wilder. The original film was not a musical per se, but had several zany musical numbers in it, including the jaw-dropping title theme, "Springtime For Hitler," which also appears in this film. Got all that?
It also helps that Nathan Lane, who took over the role of Bialystock in the Broadway show, reprises his work here. He's truly hilarious, and is probably the only actor other than Mostel who could have done justice to the scheming, sloppy, utterly corrupt yet weirdly endearing Max.
Matthew Broderick is not as manically funny as Wilder, but he does bring to the role of Leo Bloom a similar hapless sweetness, and Will Ferrell as the idiot-Nazi Franz Liebkin is almost as good as the versatile Kenneth Mars, a favorite Brooks actor.
But Gary Beach absolutely kills as the wildly flamboyant Roger de Bris, the director, says Max, "whose plays close on the first day of rehearsal."

d2013 Nov 01, 2014

If you like Broadway musicals you'll enjoy this movie. Entertaining!

seki Aug 13, 2012

It is a Broadway musical in a movie format. No wait, it is movie with a Broadway theme.

It is the best of both worlds. The intermixing of Hollywood and Broadway stars will have you transfixed. A wonderful romp.

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Andreinac13
Mar 11, 2012

I just love this movie.

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Mum_of_2
Feb 27, 2012

Lame.

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donlightlover
Feb 19, 2012

one of my favourite movies IN THE WHOLE WORRLLDDD <3 i love it, i love it, i love itttt :D

yoyonolen Nov 07, 2011

At first i just watched The Producers for Will Ferrell, then Nathan Lance and Matthew Broderick do their thing to music by Mell Gibson. YES. gay dudes, swiss hotties, Nazi musicals. This is a movie to see people. ASAP

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Thought this movie was hilarious. Worth a watch.

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Twoey Gray
Dec 18, 2008

This is one of the most fun musicals I have ever seen. It is a scream! The contrast between the two leads makes it all the more interesting. This is a must see for anyone in the mood for a laugh!

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Andreinac13
Mar 11, 2012

Roger De Bris: Quick darling, back in the closet!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Franz Liebkind: [at end of credits] Don't forget to buy "Mein Kampf" in paper back. Avaliable near you... at Borders Books... or Barnes and Noble... und Amazon.com

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Leo Bloom: We might have a position for you.
Max Bialystock: As a matter of fact, we might have several positions for you.

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DerekBauer
Dec 24, 2009

onfe of the funniest movies I have ever seen. This is Mel Brooks at his best. The cacst is great, the songs are funny and memorable.

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Twoey Gray
Dec 18, 2008

Twoey Gray thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Twoey Gray
Dec 18, 2008

Leo Bloom, humble accountant, loses his innocent outlook when he discovers a way to make more money off of a flop play than a hit. Max Byalistock, washed up Broadway king, and Leo work together to create the worst play on all of Broadway; "Springtime for Hilter". Hiring the worst cast, worst director, and worst writers, they set out to guarantee the worst show on Broadway. However they end up in trouble when an unexpected twist occurs: their play becomes a hit!

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Twoey Gray
Dec 18, 2008

Sexual Content: Many sexual references and several suggestive scenes.

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