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The Birdcage

The Birdcage
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Released: October 1, 1996
Director: Mike Nichols
Producer: Mike Nichols
Studio: MGM Studios
Cast: Dianne Wiest, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane
Genre: Comedy
Length: 117 minutes

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The Birdcage Overview

Armand Goldman (Williams) owns a popular drag nightclub called The Birdcageš in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert (Lane) 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 Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely (Hackman), US Senator, and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Valšs parents. What ensues is comic chaos.

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