The Birdcage

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Movie Info & Cast


A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.


  • Robin Williams
  • Gene Hackman
  • Nathan Lane
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Dan Futterman
  • Calista Flockhart
  • Hank Azaria
  • Christine Baranski
  • Tom McGowan
  • Grant Heslov

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  • Hank Azaria created two different voices for the character of Agador Spartacus, one being somewhat of a more masculine voice and the other one being higher pitched. He was worried about the second one being too stereotypical until he asked a gay friend of his, who thought it was more realistic.
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The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli

What makes Mike Nichols' version more than just a retread is good casting in the key roles, and a wicked screenplay by Elaine May.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Hilarious, frenetic, and touching, but stereotyped and superficial in its treatment of both homosexuals and conservatives.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor