The Birdcage

1996, Gay & lesbian/Comedy, 1h 59m

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Mike Nichols wrangles agreeably amusing performances from Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in this fun, if not quite essential, remake of the French comedy La Cage aux Folles. Read critic reviews

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In this remake of the classic French farce "La Cage aux Folles," engaged couple Val Goldman (Dan Futterman) and Barbara Keeley (Calista Flockhart) shakily introduce their future in-laws. Val's father, Armand (Robin Williams), a gay Miami drag club owner, pretends to be straight and attempts to hide his relationship with Albert (Nathan Lane), his life partner and the club's flamboyant star attraction, so as to please Barbara's father, controversial Republican Sen. Kevin Keeley (Gene Hackman).

Cast & Crew

Robin Williams
Armand Goldman
Gene Hackman
Sen. Kevin Keeley
Nathan Lane
Albert Goldman, Starina
Dianne Wiest
Louise Keeley
Hank Azaria
Agador 'Spartacus'
Christine Baranski
Katherine Archer
Dan Futterman
Val Goldman
Calista Flockhart
Barbara 'Barbie' Keeley
Tom McGowan
Harry Radman, National Enquirer
Marcello Danon
Executive Producer
Neil A. Machlis
Executive Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh
Original Music
Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer
Stephen Sondheim
Original Music
Bo Welch
Production Design
Tom Duffield
Art Direction
Cheryl Carasik
Set Decoration
Ann Roth
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