The Music Man (2003)

The Music Man





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A hit Broadway musical in 1957 and an equally successful Hollywood film in 1962, Meredith Willson's +The Music Man was again brought before the cameras in this lavish made-for-TV adaptation. Standing in for the original's Robert Preston is Matthew Broderick as "Professor" Harold Hill, a glib traveling salesman who descends upon the town of River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the Fourth of July celebration of 1912. Persuading the populace that the youth of River City is in great danger of … More

Rating: G
Genre: Television, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2003



as Prof. Harold Hill

as Marian Paroo

as Mayor Shinn

as Eulalie MacKechnie S...

as Marcellus Washburn

as Mrs. Paroo

as Winthrop Paroo

as Tommy Djilas

as Zaneeta Shinn

as Charlie Cowell

as Amaryllis

as Jacey Squires

as Ewart Dunlop

as Olin Britt

as Oliver Hix

as Ethel Toffelmier

as Maud Dunlop

as Mrs. Squires

as Pick-a-Little Lady #...

as Pick-a-Little Lady #...

as Salesman #1

as Salesman #2

as Salesman #3

as Salesman #4

as Salesman #5

as Card Player #1

as Card Player #2

as Sadder But Wiser Gir...

as Conductor

as Constable Locke
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Critic Reviews for The Music Man

All Critics (3)

Fun and tuneful, but not up to Robert Preston original. Still, Broderick is very good.

February 17, 2008

...never quite becomes as accessible as one would imagine it's meant to be.

Full Review… | January 30, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Prof. Harold Hill may believe the "think" system will teach his..."band" to play. But no amount of brainpower could make...this Music Man ...anything but derivative.

Full Review… | August 30, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Music Man

The original version was soooo much better. I didn't see much of it but I saw the scene in the library where they turned Marian into a princess and that was horrible.

Megan S

Super Reviewer


decent flick

danny d

Super Reviewer


I liked this one better than the original, for the most part. Ethan agrees. I think Rodd preferred the original.

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