The Birdcage Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

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

Production Co: United Artists, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1990s, Son, Forbidden love, House, Tense, Transformation

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical