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The Birdcage
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The Birdcage 1996

From Amazon: The great improvisational comedy team of Mike Nichols and Elaine May reunited to (respectively) direct and write this update of the French comedy La Cage Aux Folles. Robin Williams stars as a gay Miami nightclub owner who is forced to play it straight and ask his drag-queen partner (Nathan Lane) to hide out when Williams's son invites his prospective--and highly conservative--in-laws and fiancée to a meet-and-greet dinner party. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest play the straight-laced senator and his wife, and Calista Flockhart (from television's Ally McBeal) plays their daughter in a culture-clash with outrageous...

Directed By:
Mike NicholsMike Nichols
Written By:
No image existsElaine May
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
No image existsNathan Lane
Gene HackmanGene Hackman
No image existsDianne Wiest
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
No image existsDan Futterman
Christine BaranskiChristine Baranski
No image existsCalista Flockhart
No image existsTom McGowan

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The Birdcage Movie Review by Tenisha (5/2/2007)

Republicans and Gays...a tale of two families. A girl from a straight-laced, republican family, meets a "straight"-laced young man from a questionable family of "performers"....aka...drag queens who own a night club called "The Birdcage" in Miami. The two familes collide when the young love-birds decide to get married. ...

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The Birdcage Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/2/2007)

I cannot imagine a show that has a cast list like this to not be great. Add to it the fact that it was written by Elaine May (Heaven Can Wait) and directed by Mike Nichols (Closer), and you have a formula for success.

Just look at the cast: Robin Williams (The Fisher King), Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!), Gene Hackman (The...

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