Directed By: Mike Nichols Starring: Robin Williams Nathan Lane

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

5 out of 5
Total Reviews
Overall Satisfaction
Ease of Use

Great Movie

by Kathy L on 11/8/2006

I love this movie. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are superb. I watch this movie when I need to pick up my spirits and it works every time. With all of the controversy now about gay marriage I think it shows that relationships between same sex couples are really not much different than straight couples. It also shows some of the things same sex couples need to do to survive in our narrow minded times. Read More

Was this review helpful to you?


Fun and a gtd laugh!

on 12/10/2012

Adore this film. A must see for all! Read More

Was this review helpful to you?


Product Overview

The son of a gay man brings his fiancee's conservative parents home for introductions, but there is one condition: his father and his lover must pretend they are straight for the duration of the visit. Now the couple is on a hilarious quest to find an alternative to their alternative lifestyle.


Studio MGM
SKU 40000395
UPC 027616603395
UPC 14 00027616603395
Format DVD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In Mike Nichols's hilarious remake of the 1978 French comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Robin Williams stars as Armand Goldman, a gay cabaret owner who lives in Miami's South Beach with his partner, Albert (Nathan Lane), the club's star performer. Armand and Albert must try in vain to pass as a typical couple when the prospective in-laws of Armand's son, Val (Dan Futterman), come for dinner. While accepting their alternative lifestyle personally, Val demands that they tone it down for his girlfriend's (Calista Flockhart) parents--who happen to be a political couple running on a family values platform. Lane's hilarious attempts to "play it straight" and Hank Azaria's brilliantly flamboyant houseboy, Agador, are the highlights of the film, which also features a beautifully understated Williams as the more "normal" of the pair. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest are delightfully square as the future in-laws.
Plot Summary
Summary THE BIRDCAGE is director Mike Nichols's remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. The comedy features a flamboyant gay couple who must attempt to "straighten up" for their son's prospective in-laws.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Why, it looks like young men playing leapfrog!... Is it Greek?" -- Louise Keeley (DIANNE WIEST), when she sees the pornographic china that's been set out on Armand and Albert's dinner table.
USA Today "...A nicely restrained Williams lets Nathan Lane as his high-strung diva companion rule the roost in this fluttery, funny [film]..." -- 3 out of 4 stars" 03/08/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "Enchantingly funny....The beauty of THE BIRD CAGE is that its jokes and its message are one and the same..." -- Rating: A- 03/29/1996 p.46
Variety "...THE BIRDCAGE is a scream....Performed with matchless aplomb and made with plush professionalism....[The film] serves up pure pleasure..." 03/04/1996
Chicago Sun-Times "...Robin Williams is the best surprises....He's more restrained than in anything he's done since AWAKENINGS..." 03/08/1996 p.29
Mike Nichols
Robin Williams
Nathan Lane
Cast & Crew
Robin Williams - Star
Gene Hackman - Star
Calista Flockhart - Star
Nathan Lane - Star
Dianne Wiest - Star
Hank Azaria - Star
Dan Futterman - Star
Christine Baranski - Star
Ann Roth - Costume Designer
Bo Welch - Production Designer
Jonathan Tunick - Composer
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
Mike Nichols - Producer
Emmanuel Lubezki - Director of Photography
Elaine May - Screenwriter
Mike Nichols - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 906033
UPC 00027616603395
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Collector's Edition, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $7.05 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $11.88 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Movie Mars $8.90 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
The Birdcage
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$8.99 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 1 business day
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $19.09 + $1.50 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$7.05 + $2.98 shipping
$14.98 You save $7.93 (52%)
Earn 8 ($0.08) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Importcds
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Recent Product Reviews

Fun and a gtd laugh! on Dec 10, 2012

Great Movie by Kathy L on Nov 08, 2006