The producers [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures presents a Brooksfilms production ; produced by Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger ; screenplay by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan ; directed by Susan Stroman.
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures ; Boston, MA : DVS Home Video, .
Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max 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. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla as the lead actress.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual humor and references.
VHS; stereo., Hi-fi, surround.
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Jon Lovitz
Directors of photography, John Bailey, Charles Minsky ; editor, Steven Weisberg ; art director, Peter Rogness ; music and lyrics by, Mel Brooks ; costume designer, William Ivey Long ; production designer, Mark Friedberg.
Based on the 1968 screenplay, the 2001 stage play book, and the 2001 stage play lyrics by Mel Brooks and the 2001 stage play music by Thomas Meehan.
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