The Producers

The Producers Rating: 6.4/10 (37,809 votes)
Director: Susan Stroman
Writer: Mel Brooks / Thomas Meehan / Mel Brooks
Stars: Nathan Lane / Matthew Broderick / Uma Thurman…
Duration: 134 min
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Released: 16 Mar 2006 (Germany)
Plot: New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there's no accounting for taste... Written by rmlohner