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. Written by
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David Alan Grier was originally cast in the role of butler, but the racial implications and cultural differences from the play caused the production to combine the butler role and Hank Azaria's character. See more »
When Armand is calling Katherine from his car, he is supposedly leaving Miami Beach on his way to Miami. But the cruise ships in the background clearly show that he is heading east to Miami Beach *from* Miami. See more »
[singers are performing "We Are Family" on-stage]
[backstage, into a telephone]
Agador! Where is Starina? She goes on in 5 minutes!
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I saw "The Birdcage" because I'd already seen "La Cage aux Folles." And I thought this one was a great remake, if not better. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane give hilarious performances as the lead couple. I haven't seen "La Cage" in ages, but there were tidbits in "The Birdcage" that I remembered from the original. Of all American remakes of French movies, this is by far my favorite!
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