• The Producers (2006)

The Producers

Release Date: January 13th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2006

PG-13 |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Failing producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), scam a group of elderly women out of their nest eggs by convincing them to invest in a horrendously offensive Third Reich-themed musical secretly intended to bomb the moment it opens. But when high-brow Broadway audiences mistakenly assume "Springtime for Hitler" is a satire, Bialystock finds himself with the critical acclaim that has long eluded him -- and the biggest hit of his career.

Cast: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Eileen Essell, David Huddleston

Director: Susan Stroman

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Quest, Rise, Temptation, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It was fun, it was funny, it was alive. show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Susan Stroman directed the show on Broadway and what she has done here is photograph that show -- no more, no less. This is good news for anyone who couldn't afford a trip to New York and $100 tickets, but it's a fairly odd approach to cinema. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The best two performances belong to Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. For the film to work, though, the two best roles should belong to Tony-winning Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the title roles. show more

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