The Birdcage

The Birdcage (1996)

Come as you are.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1996-03-08
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 966 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mike Nichols
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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 fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.

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  • Robin Williams

    as Armand Goldman
  • Nathan Lane

    as Albert
  • Dan Futterman

    as Val Goldman
  • Gene Hackman

    as Senator Kevin Keeley
  • Dianne Wiest

    as Louise Keeley
  • Calista Flockhart

    as Barbara Keeley
  • Hank Azaria

    as Agador
  • Christine Baranski

    as Katharine Archer
  • Tom McGowan

    as Harry Radman
  • Grant Heslov

    as Photographer - National Enquirer
  • Kirby Mitchell

    as Chauffeur
  • James Lally

    as Stage Manager
  • Luca Tommassini

    as Celsius
  • Luis Camacho

    as Goldman Girl
  • Andre Fuentes

    as Goldman Girl
  • Tony Gonzalez

    as Goldman Girl
  • Dante Henderson

    as Goldman Girl
  • Scott Kaske

    as Goldman Girl
  • Kevin Stea

    as Goldman Girl
  • Tim Kelleher

    as Waiter in Club
  • Ann Cusack

    as TV Woman in Van
  • Stanley DeSantis

    as TV Man in Van
  • J. Roy Helland

    as Club Hostess
  • Anthony Giaimo

    as Fishmonger (Mr. Lopez)
  • Lee Delano

    as Bakery Man (Mr. Boynton)
  • David Sage

    as Senator Eli Jackson
  • Michael Kinsley

    as TV Host
  • Tony Snow

    as TV Host
  • Dorothy Constantine

    as Keeley's Maid (Bridget)
  • Trina McGee-Davis

    as Black Girl on TV (Chocolate)
  • Barry Nolan

    as TV Reporter
  • Amy Powell

    as TV Reporter
  • Ron Pitts

    as TV Reporter
  • James Hill

    as TV Reporter
  • Mary Major

    as TV Reporter
  • Steven Porfido

    as State Trooper
  • John Pontrelli

    as Waiter in Cafe (Rodrigo)
  • Herschel Sparber

    as Big Guy in Park
  • Francesca Cruz

    as Katharine's Secretary (Imelda)
  • Brian Reddy

    as TV Editor
  • Jim Jansen

    as TV Editor
  • Al Rodrigo

    as Latino Man in Club
  • Marjorie Lovett

    as Matron
  • Sylvia Short

    as Matron
  • James H. Morrison

    as Pastor
  • Rabbi Robert K. Baruch

    as Rabbi
  • Jay Leno

    as Jay Leno (uncredited)
  • Don LaFontaine

    as Radio Newscaster (voice) (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Stephens

    as Chuck (uncredited)
  • Thelma Gutiérrez

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Jordan Werner

    as Pool Waiter (uncredited)
  • Kevin Loreque

    as Drag Queen (uncredited)
  • Rayder Woods

    as Drag Queen (uncredited)
  • Jody Millard

    as Drag Queen Dancer (uncredited)
  • Claudio Sad

    as Driver (uncredited)
Editing Arthur Schmidt Editor
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Production Ellen Lewis Casting
Art Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Art Bo Welch Production Design
Directing Mike Nichols Director
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Art Tom Duffield Art Direction
Production Neil A. Machlis Executive Producer
Visual Effects Bill Taylor Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Cheri Minns Makeup Artist
Production Marcello Danon Executive Producer
Writing Elaine May Screenplay
Sound Jonathan Tunick Music
Sound Ron Bochar Sound Editor
Sound Lee Dichter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Lewis Goldstein Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Syd Dutton Visual Effects
Visual Effects Catherine Sudolcan Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up David Syner Makeup Artist
Sound Jeff Kliment Sound
Costume & Make-Up James Lee McCoy Makeup Artist