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Noises Off (1992)

Noises Off (1992)

Noises Off




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Michael Frayn's frantic West End and Broadway farce makes a literal transformation to the screen in Peter Bogdanoch's faithful adaptation, which is transplanted from the London suburbs to Des Moines, Iowa to accommodate the (mostly) American cast. Michael Caine stars as director Lloyd Fellowes, assigned to bring the successful British sex farce "Nothing On" to the boards in America. In an intricate technical rehearsal, Lloyd puts his cast through their paces -- Garry Lejuene (John Ritter), an obliging feature actor; Dotty Otley (Carol Burnett), a fading theatrical star; Frederick Dallas (Christopher Reeve), a handsome leading man who demands to know the motivation behind every scene; Brooke Ashton (Nicollette Sheridan), the sexy leading lady; Belinda Blair (Marilu Henner), the seen-it-all second female lead; and Seldson Mawbray (Denholm Elliot), the inebriated character actor. The technical rehearsal goes off without a hitch, but as the play travels the country in pre-Broadway performances, the eccentricities of the cast come to the fore and the performances in Des Moines and Cleveland are complete disasters.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Marty Kaplan, Michael Frayn
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2004
Buena Vista Pictures


Kate Rich
as Des Moines Stagehand
Zoe Cassavetes
as Miami Stagehand
Rosie de Sanctis
as Backstage Visitor
Kim Sebastian
as Cleveland Stagehand
Bronson Dudler
as Bum at Curb
L.B. Straten
as Broadway Stagehand
J. Christopher Sulli...
as Miami Backstage Guar...
Kimberly Neville
as Miami Usher
Cleveland O'Neal
as Miami Electrician
Roger Michelson
as Company Lighting Tec...
Joe Hanna
as Company Soundman
Rosie DeSanctis
as Backstage Visitor
Jack McCall
as Broadway Usher
Keith Crowningshield
as Broadway Usher
Andrew Mapp
as Broadway Usher
Dianna Agostini
as Broadway Theatergoer
Bronson Dudley
as Bum at Curb
Drummond Erskine
as Backstage Doorman
Robert Armstrong
as Additional Stagehand
Dick Corman
as Additional Stagehand
Wendy Dawn Wilson
as Additional Stagehand
Matthew Robert Gottl...
as Additional Stagehand
Dana Marley
as Additional Stagehand
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Critic Reviews for Noises Off

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

one can't help laughing at at least some of the film's best gags

June 10, 2005

Extremely energetic theater farce benefits from a colorful (and inexhaustable) ensemble.

April 3, 2005

Works much better as stage vehicle, but loaded with stars and laughs.

October 30, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Someone turned the farce up to eleven.

August 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Noises Off

Muito engraçado, diversão do inicio ao fim.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Drama club people like this type of stuff. Those darn drama club people. The real play was good, but did I really need to see a movie of a play of a play?

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

It was cute. It wasn't as horrible as I had heard it was. I do agree that it doesn't translate as well on screen. Go see the live version it is absolutely hilarious.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

Noises Off Quotes

Dotty Otley: Lucky I can't see far with this leg.
– Submitted by Neal O (3 years ago)

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