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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
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: Robin Williams , Gene Hackman , Nathan Lane , Dianne Wiest , Hank Azaria , Christine Baranski , Dan Futterman , Calista Flockhart

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: United Artists

The Birdcage (1996)

Release Date: March 8th, 1996|1 hr. 59 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A glossy miscalculation. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Light as a feather. [8 March 1996, p.D1] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here. show more

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