"The concept is simple," says producer / writer / composer / lyricist Mel Brooks. "They've got to raise a lot more money than they need to put on a show. Then they've got to produce the worst play ever written. So they'll put on a show called Springtime for Hitler, which will close the same night, and they can run off to Rio with the rest of the investors' money."
It's 1959, and Broadway is buzzing with some of the theater world's biggest names. Producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane), however, is no longer one of them ("Opening Night"). One day, mousy accountant Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) shows up at Bialystock's office to do his books and innocently remarks that, under the right circumstances, a dishonest man could make more money producing a flop than a hit show. Immediately, a light bulb goes off in Bialystock's head, and he tries to persuade the reluctant Bloom to join him in his perfect plan to embezzle a fortune by producing a sure-fire Broadway misfire and then skip town with the cash ("We Can Do It").
Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
Directed by Susan Stroman
English language with latvian and russian subtitles.
Sony Pictures /Forum Cinemas/