The Birdcage

The Birdcage

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A FILM BY: Mike Nichols
WRITTEN BY: Jean Poiret (play), Francis Veber (earlier screenplay)
STARRING: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Hank Azaria

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).

Technical Information

Production Year: 1996
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 117 mins
Format: 35mm