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The Birdcage (1996) 720p
(Come as You Are)
The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and Christine Baranski appear in supporting roles. It is a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles by Édouard Molinaro starring Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi.
Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover, Albert, stars there as Starina. "Their" son Val (actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keeley, daughter of Kevin Keeley, US Senator, and co-founder of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val, his father and "mother." What ensues is comic chaos.
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Produced by: Mike Nichols, Neil A. Machlis
Screenplay by: Elaine May
Based on: La Cage aux Folles, by Jean Poiret, Francis Veber
Music by: Stephen Sondheim
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by: Arthur Schmidt
Production company: Nichols Film Company
Distributed by: United Artists
Release date: March 8, 1996