The Birdcage



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 right-wing moralistic parents.

  1. Elaine May


  2. Mike Nichols


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Armand Goldman

  2. Nathan Lane

    Nathan Lane

    Albert Goldman

  3. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Sen. Kevin Keeley

  4. Dianne Wiest

    Dianne Wiest

    Louise Keeley

  5. Calista Flockhart

    Calista Flockhart

    Barbara Keeley

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The Birdcage
The Birdcage



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 8, 1996


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $31,000,000.00

Revenue $185,260,553.00

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