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Bye Bye Birdie (1995)

Bye Bye Birdie (1995)

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In this made-for-TV remake of the 1963 classic musical, Jason Alexander stars as Albert J. Peterson, a man hoping to make his fortune and get the girl by promoting the big send-off for newly drafted pop-star Conrad Birdie. Actress-dancer Ann Reinking served as choreographer of this song-and-dance pic.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Musical & Performing Arts , Television
Directed By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
RHI Entertainment

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Cast

Jason Alexander
as Albert Peterson
Karen Austin
as Parent #1
Vanessa L. Williams
as Rosie Alvarez
Jay Brazeau
as Mayor
Chynna Phillips
as Kim MacAfee
Gary Chalk
as Maude
Marc Kudisch
as Conrad Birdie
Jackson Cole
as Bowling Boy #3
George Wendt
as Harry MacAfee
Tyne Daly
as Mae Peterson
Rochelle Greenwood
as Train Girl #4
Jason Gaffney
as Hugo Peabody
Sally Mayes
as Mrs. MacAfee
Bruce Harwood
as Reporter #1
Blair Slater
as Randolph MacAfee
Andrew Johnson
as Policeman
Brigitta Dau
as Ursula
Sheelah Megill
as Mrs. Merkle
John Payne
as Shriner #1
Nicole Robert
as Mayor's Wife
Robert Rozen
as Shriner #3
Gerard Theoret
as Shriner #6
Frank Cassini
as Reporter #2
Andrew Wheeler
as Shriner #5
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½

Needless remake, and it can?t come close to capturing the charm of the original. The extreme length causes more than a few yawn inducing parts. This version is ridiculously politically correct. The film lacks style, and mostly it lacks talent, not just with the acting, but the direction, sets, costumes etc. are all below par. It has a blatant disregard for period detail. Vanessa Williams is the only cast member that shows any flair, Tyne Daly isn't too bad. They should have left well enough alone.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

31/100. Needless remake, and it can't come close to capturing the charm of the original. The extreme length causes more than a few yawn inducing parts. This version is ridiculously politically correct. The film lacks style, and mostly it lacks talent, not just with the acting, but the direction, sets, costumes etc. are all below par. It has a blatant disregard for period detail. Vanessa Williams is the only cast member that shows any flair, Tyne Daly isn't too bad. They should have left well enough alone.

James Higgins
James Higgins

As was the case with musicals of the 1950s and 60s, the plot here is nothing more than a showcase for the songs, which are not all that spectacular either. Characters acted on out-of-character impulses that served no purpose other than to give them a cool dance sequence or a song to segue into. But Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams are ever so watchable in the lead roles and even more so when they break into song and dance together. They create two very charming characters within the difficult confines of the script, and most of this movie's 3-star rating goes directly to them. They made this watchable.

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill

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