The Birdcage

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Overview

Mike Nichols' comedy The Birdcage comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are available in all three of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a fine release of an entertaining film that will please most ...
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Overview

Mike Nichols' comedy The Birdcage comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Subtitles are available in all three of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a fine release of an entertaining film that will please most everybody, but thrill very few.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Eight-page booklet with trivia, production notes, and the making of the film; Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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Mike Nichols' The Birdcage is a funny, slapstick, but ultimately slight farce, notable as a forerunner in the movement to make gay characters mainstream and profitable at the box office. It succeeded bigtime, winning a broad audience and raking in close to $125 million. It's rare that another actor gets to upstage Robin Williams, but Nathan Lane does so wonderfully, playing an ungracefully aging drag queen who performs at the Miami nightclub owned by Williams, his subdued life partner. It's the role that catapulted Lane into the American popular consciousness, if also typecasting him in the process. His swishy hysterics never get tiresome, but it's even funnier watching him try to learn machismo from Williams, who can "pass" for heterosexual. Williams' treacly scenes connecting with his son are the weakest parts of the movie, which hits a more comfortable stride during its brilliantly staged, elaborate cover-ups aimed at hoodwinking Gene Hackman's right-wing politician. Almost as funny as Lane, in a supporting role, is the scantily clad Hank Azaria, as the couple's flamboyant housekeeper who loves dancing to Gloria Estefan. The Birdcage is also notable for a pre-Ally McBeal appearance by Calista Flockhart, who plays the son's fiancée.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1997
  • UPC: 027616603395
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,667

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Armand Goldman
Gene Hackman Senator Keeley
Nathan Lane Albert Goldman / Starina
Dianne Wiest Louise Keeley
Hank Azaria Agador
Dan Futterman Val Goldman
Calista Flockhart Barbara Keeley
Christine Baranski Katharine
Tom McGowan Harry Radman
Grant Heslov Photographer
Kirby Mitchell Chauffeur
James Lally Cyril
Luis Camacho Goldman Girl
Scott Kaske Goldman Girl
Tim Kelleher Waiter in Club
Ann Cusack TV Woman in Van
Stanley de Santis TV Man in Van
J. Roy Helland Club Hostess
Anthony Giaimo Fishmonger
Lee Delano Bakery Man
Barry Nolan TV Reporter
Herschel Sparber Big Guy in Park
Brian Reddy TV Editor
Jim Jansen TV Editor
Marjorie Lovett Matron
Sylvia Short Matron
Rabbi Robert K. Baruch Rabbi
Dorothy Constantine Keeley's Maid
Francesca Cruz Katharine's Secretary
Andres Fuentes Goldman Girls
Anthony Richard Gonzalez Goldman Girls
Dante Lamar Henderson Goldman Girls
James Hill TV Reporter
Mike Kinsley TV Host
Mary Major TV Reporter
Trina McGee-Davis Black Girl On TV
James H. Morrison Pastor
Ronald Pitts TV Reporter
John Pontrelli Waiter In Cafe
Steven Porfido State Trooper
Amy Powell TV Reporter
Al Rodrigo Latino Man In Club
David Sage Senator Eli Jackson
Tony Snow TV Host
Kevin Stea Goldman Girls
Luca Tommassini Celsius
Madeleine Lee Gilford
Technical Credits
Mike Nichols Director, Producer
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration/Design
Marcello Danon Executive Producer
Thomas A. Duffield Art Director
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Rodrigo García Camera Operator
Sean Haworth Set Decoration/Design
J. Roy Helland Makeup
Michele Imperato Associate Producer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Neil Machlis Executive Producer
Elaine May Screenwriter
James McCoy Makeup
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Peter Owen Makeup
Vincent Paterson Choreography
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Juliet Taylor Casting
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Joel Tuber Asst. Director
Jonathan Tunick Score Composer
Robert W. Welch III Production Designer
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Scene Index

Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. Main Title-WE ARE FAMILY [4:58]
2. Victoria Page Is Dead [5:45]
3. The Incomparable Starina [3:06]
4. The Other Man [3:34]
5. Barbara's Encouragement [3:24]
6. The Next Morning [3:53]
7. The Senator's Scandal [5:44]
8. Albert's Rehearsal [3:35]
9. The Favor [3:57]
10. Meet The Press [3:18]
11. Armand's Decision [2:37]
12. Getting Respectable [3:41]
13. Straightening Albert Out [7:07]
14. Ask Your Mother [6:43]
15. Caught In The Act [4:07]
16. Partners For Life [3:32]
17. Just A Guy [5:38]
18. The Moment Of Truth [9:28]
19. Mrs. Coleman [7:01]
20. Dinner Is Served [11:18]
21. Too Many Mothers [4:50]
22. No Way Out [3:08]
23. Queen For A Day [3:04]
24. End Credits. [5:09]
Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. Main Title-WE ARE FAMILY [4:58]
2. Victoria Page Is Dead [5:45]
3. The Incomparable Starina [3:06]
4. The Other Man [3:34]
5. Barbara's Encouragement [3:24]
6. The Next Morning [3:53]
7. The Senator's Scandal [5:44]
8. Albert's Rehearsal [3:35]
9. The Favor [3:57]
10. Meet The Press [3:18]
11. Armand's Decision [2:37]
12. Getting Respectable [3:41]
13. Straightening Albert Out [7:07]
14. Ask Your Mother [6:43]
15. Caught In The Act [4:07]
16. Partners For Life [3:32]
17. Just A Guy [5:38]
18. The Moment Of Truth [9:28]
19. Mrs. Coleman [7:01]
20. Dinner Is Served [11:18]
21. Too Many Mothers [4:50]
22. No Way Out [3:08]
23. Queen For A Day [3:04]
24. End Credits. [5:09]
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Menu

Side A-- 16 X 9
   Menu Group #1 with 24 chapter(s) covering 01:58:47
Language Selections
   Spoken Languages
   Captions & Subtitles
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Theatrical Trailer
Side B-- PAN & SCAN
   Menu Group #1 with 24 chapter(s) covering 01:58:47
Language Selections
   Spoken Languges
   Captions & Subtitles
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Theatrical Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the only Remakes I love!

    I am generally not a huge fan of movie "remakes", but this is just too unbelievably funny to not love. Nathan Lane and Robin Williams have great chemisty together, and comedic timing is perfect.
    One of the best scenes in the entire movie, is Nathan Lane, playing a flamboyant gay man, trying to walk and talk like John Wayne, only to continueously break out into hysterical shrieks.
    I recommend this movie to everyone, although it does deal with topics of an adult nature, there is really nothing in it that would freak out a kid. I mean, I was 11 the first time I saw it.
    To be fair, it does depend on how mature and well adjusted your kid is. (and yourself.) :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All time favorite movie...I know all the lines!

    By far, the funniest, most memorable movie I've ever seen. This is one of those films that causes me to stop whatever I'm doing and watch it EVERY SINGLE TIME I catch it on TV. Be sure to watch it several times...it gets funnier with each new viewing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    williams and lane

    Nathan Lane and Robin Williams are an amazing duo in this amazingly funny movie. I loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Right up there!!

    Very well done, extremely funny.

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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Justin ''The Slant'' White

    Open...Honest...Touching. This film will bring a tear to your eyes, and a smile to your face. Cry, laugh, run the emotional gamete. This film gave me my slant and brought me out of the closet. The Birdcage would get five stars if it stared Jackie Chan!

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