The Producers


2h 7m 2005

Brief Synopsis

It's a 1959, and Broadway is buzzing with some of the theater world's biggest names. Producer Max Bialystock, however, is no longer one of them. One day, mousy accountant Leo Bloom shows up at Bialystock's office to do his books and innocently remarks that a dishonest man could make more money produ

Film Details

Also Known As
Producers, Producers: The Movie Musical, The, producteurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Rialto; Universal Pictures; Acacias Cine Audience; Acme Film; Cts; Falcon; Intercom; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Sena; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Universal Music Distribution; Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

It's a 1959, and Broadway is buzzing with some of the theater world's biggest names. Producer Max Bialystock, however, is no longer one of them. One day, mousy accountant Leo Bloom shows up at Bialystock's office to do his books and innocently remarks that a dishonest man could make more money producing a flop than a hit show. Immediately, a light bulb goes off in Bialystock's head, and he tries to persuade the reluctant Bloom to join him in his perfect plan to embezzle a fortune by producing a sure-fire Broadway misfire and then skip town with the cash. Deciding he's had enough, Bloom seizes the day and becomes Bialystock's partner in crime. Searching for the ultimate bad play, Max and Leo discover a musical entitled "Springtime for Hitler--A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva in Berchesgarten." They decide to pay the playwright, Franz Liebkind, a visit on his Greenwich Village rooftop. Before he will agree to let Bialystock and Bloom produce his play, however, the Nazi-loving Liebkind insists the two would-be producers join him in celebrating the Aryan way of life and forces them to pledge allegiance to Hitler. Bialystock and Bloom embark upon securing the most appropriately untalented director. Upon entering the piss-elegant apartment of Roger DeBris and his common-law assistant Carmen Ghia, the duo finds that DeBris and company are reluctant to take on such serious subject matter until the producers convince them that, in their hands, "Springtime For Hitler" could bring the director the respect and prestige (read: Tony) of which he's always dreamed. When blonde Swedish bombshell Ulla shows up at the office looking to audition, Bialystock and Bloom hire her on the spot for the chorus. Until rehearsals, the panting duo agree that she'll work as their secretary/receptionist. In order to raise the two million dollars needed to "fund" the play, Bialystock must pay a visit to his demanding benefactors, hundreds of sex-starved little old ladies across Manhattan. Meanwhile, the girl-shy Bloom becomes hopelessly smitten with Ulla and is surprised to find that the attraction is quite mutual.

Cast

Nathan Lane

Max Bialystock

Matthew Broderick

Leo Bloom

Uma Thurman

Cast (In Negotiations)

Will Ferrell

Cast

Gary Beach

Roger Debris

Roger Bart

Carmen Ghia

Eileen Essell

Michael Mckean

David Huddleston

Debra Monk

Cast

Andrea Martin

Cast

Jon Lovitz

Bryn Dowling

Meg Gillentine

Kevin Ligon

Ray Wills

Marilyn Sokol

Brad Oscar

Tory Ross

Brent Barrett

Peter Bartlett

Jim Borstelmann

Jai Rodriguez

Mike Jackson

Keith Kuhl

Kathy Fitzgerald

Keith L Thomas

Roland Rusinek

Jason Antoon

Madeleine Doherty

Jonathan Freeman

Mike Mcgowan

Timothy Gulan

Patrick S Brady

John Barrowman

Susann Fletcher

Michael Thomas Holmes

Ronn Carroll

Ruth Williamson

John C Vennema

Fred Applegate

Jerry Richardson

Timothy Shew

Daniel Mastrogiorgio

Richard Kind

Naomi Kakuk

Thomas Meehan

Brian Rogalski

Jimmy Smagula

James Biberi

Mel Brooks

Rachel Montez Collins

John Treacy Egan

Robert Fowler

Jack Hayes

Angelique Ilo

Stephanie Michels

Dana Moore

Christopher Nilsson

Christina Norrup

Mia Price

Wayne Schroeder

John Sloman

Abe Sylvia

Craig Waletzko

Wendy Waring

Jeff Williams

Karen Ziemba

Matt Allen

Matt Baker

Ken Barnett

Alan Bennett

D.b. Bonds

Harry Bouvy

Patrick Boyd

Liam Burke

Eric Michael Gillett

Justin Greer

Peter Gregus

Eric Gunhus

David Havasi

Jason Lacayo

Jamie Laverdiere

Mark Ledbetter

David Lowenstein

Ira Mont

Joseph Mooradian

Patrick Mullaney

Marcus Nance

Chris Peterson

Nick Santa Maria

Denton Tarver

Patrick Wetzel

Steve Wilson

Kent Zimmerman

Leanne Bowman

Angie C. Creighton

Jennifer Lee Crowl

Cast

Holly Cruikshank

Colleen Dunn

Jenny Gruby Field

Rhonda Kaufman

Charley Izabella King

Renee Klapmeyer

Alison Levenberg

Sarah Misiano

Kandice Pelletier

Katherine Marie Schwing

Michele Utzig

Melanie Allen

Jane Altman

Piper Lindsay Arpan

Margery Beddow

Mimi Bensinger

Pam Bradley

Maureen Brennan

Jane Brockman

Barbara Broughton

Kimberly Calore

Alice Cannon

Warren Carlyle

Eileen Casey

Erin Crouch

Diane Findlay

Norma Fire

Sondra Gorney

James Gray

Ashley Amber Haase

James Hadley

Mary Ann Hannon

Marcia Haufrecht

Cynthia Leigh Heim

Kimberly Hester

Chris Holly

Stacey Todd Holt

Shauna Hoskin

Joan Jaffe

Nancy Johnston

Shari Jordan

Mary Looram

Dana Lorge

C.c. Loveheart

Melissa Rae Mahon

Patricia Mariano

Peter Marinos

Lucy Martin

Liz Mckendry

Jeannine Moore

Jan Neuberger

Denise Nolin

Francine Myles

Nancy Ozelli

Sylvia Norman

Darcy Pulliam

Jessica Perrizo

Erika Rominger

Lisa Rothauser

Rita Rehn

Joy Seligsohn

Letty Serra

Jason Patrick Sands

Jessica Sheridan

Karen Shallo

Cynthia Thole

Tracy Terstriep

Chryssie Whitehead

Jill Wolins

Courtney Young

Will Armstrong

Colin Baja

Seth Belliston

Scott Davidson

Gary Franco

Sean Martin Hingston

Michael Jablonski

Terace Jones

James Kinney

Richie Mastascusa

Barry Mcnabb

Mark Myars

Wes Pope

Danny Rutigliano

John Salvatore

Marcos Santana

Chad Schiro

Courter Simmons

Robert Wersinger

Michael Goddard

Kelly Sullivan

Matthew J. Vargo

Angie Schworer

Kimberly R. Jones

Jerome Benton

Scott Fowler

Brad Musgrove

Eric Altheide

Robert Bartley

Joshua Bennett

Timothy Bish

Film Details

Also Known As
Producers, Producers: The Movie Musical, The, producteurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Rialto; Universal Pictures; Acacias Cine Audience; Acme Film; Cts; Falcon; Intercom; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Sena; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Universal Music Distribution; Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 16, 2005

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2005

Released in United States on Video May 16, 2006

Feature film based on Mel Brook's Tony Award winning (Best Musical of 2001), and broadway hit musical "The Producers," starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, directed by Susan Stroman, and writen by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The musical was based on the feature film "The Producers" (USA/1967), written and directed by Mel Brooks.

Nicole Kidman was previously attached to play the role of Ulla.

Feature directorial debut for Susan Stroman.

First major film production to shoot at New York's Steiner Studios located on the Brooklyn waterfront.

Limited Release in United States December 16, 2005

Released in United States Winter December 16, 2005

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2005

Released in United States on Video May 16, 2006

Limited Release in United States December 16, 2005