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The Producers 2005

The Producers

Year: 2005

Directors: Susan Stroman

Genres: Comedy,Musical

Countries: USA

Votes: 11876

Rating: 6.60

Cast: Leo Bloom: Matthew Broderick; Mr. Marks: Jon Lovitz; Franz Liebkind: Will Ferrell; Ulla: Uma Thurman; Lick Me-Bite Me: Debra Monk; Judge: David Huddleston; Hold Me-Touch Me: Eileen Essell; Max Bialystock: Nathan Lane; Carmen Ghia: Roger Bart; Kiss Me-Feel Me: Andrea Martin; Prison Trustee: Michael McKean; Roger DeBris: Gary Beach; Usherette/Girl with Pearls/Little Old Lady/Bavarian Peasant: Bryn Dowling; Usherette/Girl with Pearls/Little Old Lady/Tapping Brown Shirt: Meg Gillentine; Workman/Little Old Lady: Kevin Ligon

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Storyline: 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…

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