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The Producers

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to produce flops. Things turn around for Max 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. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures present ; directed by Susan Stroman ; screenplay by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan ; produced by Mel Brooks, Jonathan Sanger ; a Brooksfilms production
Title: The producers
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the 1968 screenplay by Mel Brooks and the 2001 stage play book by Mel Brooks & the 2001 stage play music by Thomas Meehan & the 2001 stage play lyrics by Mel Brooks
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005
Bonus features: Deleted scenes, including never-before-seen musical numbers (20 min.); outtakes (16 min.); analysis of a scene: I wanna be a producer (16 min.); feature commentary with director Susan Stroman
Credits: Directors of photography, John Bailey, Charles Minsky ; editor, Steven Weisberg ; art director, Peter Rogness ; music and lyrics by, Mel Brooks ; costume designer, William Ivey Long ; production designer, Mark Friedberg.
Performers: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz.
Summary: Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to produce flops. Things turn around for Max 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. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for sexual humor and references
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: English or dubbed French dialogue; optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hearing impaired, Spanish or French
Subject Headings: Theatrical producers and directors New York (State) New York Drama Bad faith (Law) Drama Musicals Drama Theatrical producers and directors New York (State) New York Drama Comedy films. lcsh
Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Comedy films
Comedy films
Topical Term: Theatrical producers and directors
Bad faith (Law)
Musicals
Theatrical producers and directors
Comedy films
Publisher No: 28437
ISBN: 1417069643
Branch Call Number: DVD 782 P
Research Call Number: NCOX 2260
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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.

Feb 27, 2012
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Lame.

Feb 19, 2012
  • donlightlover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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

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

Thought this movie was hilarious. Worth a watch.

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

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

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