Chicago

January 24th, 2003







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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

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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









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