The Producers

(USA, 2005, 130 minutes)

Two Broadway producers decide to make a fortune by staging a flop musical that will allow them to pocket the investors’ money. Lively, enjoyably old-fashioned musical, a throwback to the Broadway-to-Hollywood fad of the 1960s, filming the Broadway smash that Mel Brooks adapted for the stage from his own 1967 hit comedy retaining all of the original plot; most of the stage crew and cast, including the award-winning leads, returns for the film.

Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures present a Brooksfilms production. Starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Eileen Essell, and Jon Lovitz. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman; produced by Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger; screenplay by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, from their stage musical "The Producers" and Brooks' screenplay for the film "The Producers"; music and lyrics by Mel Brooks; underscore by Glen Kelly; directors of photography, John Bailey and Charles Minsky; production designer, Mark Friedberg; "Springtime for Hitler" set designed by Robin Wagner; costume designer, William Ivey Long; film editor, Steven Weisberg.


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