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Somewhat overlong but well-played remake of "La Cage aux Folles" features Williams suppressing his usual manic schtick to portray Armand, the subdued half of a longtime gay couple living in Miami. His partner is the ever-hysterical-but-loving drag queen Albert (Lane), whose presence provides a distinct challenge when Armand's son Val (Futterman) announces his engagement to the daughter of family values, right-wing senator Kevin Keeley (Hackman). When the Senator and family arrive for dinner, Armand tries to play it straight while Albert opts for a matronly mom impersonation (think Barbara Bush). Highlights include Armand's initial attempts to teach Albert to be butch (walk like John Wayne) and Hackman congoing in drag.

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Available on Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Gays, Otherwise Engaged, Politics, Dads, Miami, Stolen from France, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Unhappy Meals
Screenplay
Elaine May
Cast
Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Hank Azaria, Dan Futterman, Christine Baranski, Calista Flockhart, Tom McGowan
Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki
Director
Mike Nichols
Music
Mark Mothersbaugh, Jonathan Tunick
Producer
Mike Nichols, Neil Machlis, Marcello Danon, United Artists

Awards

Screen Actors Guild 1996: Cast.

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