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The Producers

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Producers
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A producer, who, with his accountant, tries to produce a sure-fire flop play in a money making scheme, only to have it succeed and the backers demand their money.
Publisher: New York : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
Edition: Widescreen and standard ed
ISBN: 0792853970
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE P
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Mostel, Zero 1915-1977
Wilder, Gene 1935-
Brooks, Mel 1926-
Alternate Title: Mel Brooks' The producers

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Nov 01, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Oct 22, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mel Brooks has been writing and directing movies for over 50 years. What started all this success is the full length movie "The Producers". Up to that point Mel Brooks did writing and acting of sketches on the Steve Allen Show. He also made a short movie titled "The Critic". Then he made the classic satire "The Producers" staring two unlikely stars. They were Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. The two are trying to fleece old maids of their money by fancying up to them to invest in a musical. I won't give you any more plot details. I don't want to ruin this for you. Yes, there was a remake of "The Producers" with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. This was first a stage play and then made into the movie. The two movies are different because the second is more a musical and the first is more a comedy. I like the comedy better than the music. Don't wait to hear the greatest hits from the musical "The Producers". I noted that the classic "The Producers" has a one star rating. I think these are patrons confused that this is the musical remake of the original classic. A good comparison would be to check out this DVD on the 1967 original "The Producers". Then check out the remake and see the difference for yourself. I would love to restore the original classic to the Five Stars to so deeply deserves. You could help me leaving your reaction to the movie here on the KCLS web site. Thanks!!
PS I am sorry to see that KCLS only has one copy of the original "The Producers". It is not even checked out, so this is a classic sleeping on a library shelf. I encourage you to see it for yourself.

May 17, 2014
  • petercorell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was in the room when my brother brought out the movie "The Producers". I thought of what the heck lets take it easy and watch a flick. Before I knew it we were all laughing so hard we were encouraging others to come into the room to see it with us. You don't want to miss "The Producers".

Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just love this movie.

Aug 13, 2012
  • seki rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 07, 2011
  • yoyonolen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Given the reputation which preceded its final arrival at my eye-balls, this was a bit of a disappointment. I hasten to say it was still "good", just not the incredible laugh-fest one expected. Good, yes. Funny, yes. Worth seeing, yes. One of the top five comedies ever made, possibly but not guaranteed. It may improve with a viewing in a crowd. Given this was Brooks' first directing gig, it's impressive; but it suffers from slightly un-even editing. Lee Meredith is not someone I would have thought "hubba-hubba!!" about before now, but I'm glad my view was changed.

Now I wish to see the film adaptation of the stage musical (having not seen the intermediary iteration of this tale).

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Thought this movie was hilarious. Worth a watch.

Oct 16, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Uneven black comedy. Fans of Mel Brooks's other films will enjoy it.

Dec 18, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 24, 2009
  • DerekBauer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Dec 18, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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Dec 18, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Dec 18, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Many sexual references and several suggestive scenes.

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