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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In the movie, Calista Flockhart's character Barbara is "not even 19". Flockhart was actually 30 at the time of the filming. Dan Futterman's character Val is supposed to be 20, but in reality, he was actually 27 when the film was being shot. See more »
When Armand tells Katherine Val was getting married she asks Armand how old Val is. What woman doesn't know how old a child she gave birth to is whether she kept the child or not. 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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OH.. my GOd! What a wonderful story, what a comedy.. I have no words to describe what I felt when I watched this. You see Robin Williams in this whole new character , he has never played this kind of role before.. well it suits him, don't you think? HE did a pretty good job with Armand Goldman, but what about his partner.. Nathan Lane, well what about him? He played perfectly his SHE.. Albert slash Starina Goldman slash Coleman role. They both do "fosse,fosse,fosse.. Martha Graham.. Martha Graham.. MADONNA ..MADONNA! Who else could be a "mother", a "Wife" and "just a guy" if not Nathan Lane, his shrieking is so funny, he is a true woman in this picture. I can say nothing more about the "Birdcage", you better watch it and find out the rest yourself..
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