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The first Oscar-winning musical since the 1970s celebrates the unlikely themes of murder, adultery and greed with winning results. Heroine Roxie Hart (Zellweger) in jail for offing her two-timing boyfriend, finally finds the fame she craved. Ditto for Zeta-Jones' Velma Kelly, who's also in stir for popping her old man. The hot-headed beauties share the same slick lawyer, Billy Flynn (Gere). Reilly is Zellweger's simpleton husband, the sole spot of earnestness in an otherwise cynical film. Deftly directed, with musical numbers done as fantasy segments. Zeta-Jones and Latifah are the ones with the pipes for the genre, while lesser singer/dancers Gere and Zellweger score with appealing performances. Big-screen version of the award-winning musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Musical, Chicago, Period Piece: 1920s, Law & Lawyers, Showbiz Musicals, Women in Prison, Homicide, Adultery, Top Grossing Films of 2003
Screenplay
Bill Condon
Cast
Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Dominic West
Cinematography
Dion Beebe
Director
Rob Marshall
Music
Danny Elfman, John Kander, Fred Ebb
Other
David Lee, Martin Walsh, Andrew Stearn, Colleen Atwood, John Myhre
Producer
Martin Richards, Producer Circle Co., Miramax Films

Awards

Oscars 2002: Art Dir./Set Dec., Costume Des., Film, Film Editing, Sound, Support. Actress (Zeta-Jones); British Acad. 2002: Support. Actress (Zeta-Jones); British Acad. 2003: Sound; Directors Guild 2002: Director (Marshall); Golden Globes 2003: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Gere), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Zellweger), Film--Mus./Comedy; Screen Actors Guild 2002: Actress (Zellweger), Support. Actress (Zeta-Jones), Cast.

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Stacey

Chicago came out in 2002 and has a total running time of 113 minutes. This film won six Oscars, along with many other wins. There are many well-known actors seen in this film. Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Christine Baranski star in this film. This film is set in Chicago in the 1920’s and two women have made the headlines. Who are they and what did they do? They are Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly and they are both murderers. They crave attention and will do anything for it. They start competing with one another for the attention. They both have the same lawyer and both women are on death row.