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Chicago

Still of Richard Gere in ChicagoStill of Catherine Zeta-Jones in ChicagoSeymour Cassel at event of ChicagoStill of Queen Latifah in ChicagoStill of Catherine Zeta-Jones in ChicagoStill of Renée Zellweger in Chicago

Plot

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 7.2/10 (100,580 voted)

Critic's Score: 82/100

Director:
Rob Marshall

Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Storyline
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse

Cast:

Taye Diggs

Bandleader


Cliff Saunders

Stage Manager


Catherine Zeta-Jones

Velma Kelly


Renée Zellweger

Roxie Hart


Dominic West

Fred Casely


Jayne Eastwood

Mrs. Borusewicz


Bruce Beaton

Police Photographer


Roman Podhora

Sergeant Fogarty


John C. Reilly

Amos Hart


Colm Feore

DA Martin Harrison


Robert Smith

Newspaper Photographer

(as Rob Smith)


Sean Wayne Doyle

Reporter


Steve Behal

Prison Clerk


Robbie Rox

Prison Guard


Chita Rivera

Nickie

Taglines:
With the right song and dance, you can get away with murder.

Release Date: 24 January 2003

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $45,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,074,929
(USA)
(29 December 2002)
(77 Screens)

Gross: $306,776,732
(Worldwide)
(2004)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

This was the first feature film to have its soundtrack recorded using Sony's Direct Stream Digital process and released on the multi-channel SACD format.

Goofs:

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Assistant District Attorney Harrison is referred to a number of times throughout the film. In Illinois, there are no "District Attorneys" – they're called "State's Attorneys".

Quotes:

[after Roxie finds out about Fred Casley]

Roxie:
Yeah, I killed him and I would kill him again! I would kill him again!

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison:
Once was enough, dearie. Take her downtown. Come on!



User Review

~Rob Marshell's Masterpiece!~

Rating: 10/10


I saw Chicago with my sister yesterday and we were hoping that he movie
as going to be fun. We were fulfilled to the fullest. The movie
Lavishly well done, energetic and fun to listen to, Chicago is easily
on the top 10 best musicals ever. The music in the movie, the rhythm
just utterly spellbinding, that's how incredible Chicago is. The movie
mostly benefits from it extremely talented cast. Catherine Zeta-Jones
shines in Chicago and gives the performance of her lifetime. She
well-deserved her Oscar. John C. Rielly, Renee Zellwegger and Queen
Latifa deserved their Oscar Nominations.

The cinematography, sound, art directions, and especially the costume
design they were all expertly done. I resisting the urge to dance and
tap my shoe. What an amazing production it took to create this film.
Everyone deserved their Oscar Wins or nominations whomever took part in
the production. 1920s Chicago comes alive in breathtaking detail.
Everyone whom likes musicals or music should definitely have a listen
and watch Chicago.

Rob Marshell truly out did himself in this masterpiece. 10/10