PG | | Comedy, Music
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Since Mel Brooks had never directed a movie before, he had to convince Joseph E. Levine that since he had written the script, he could visualize making it much better than any other outside director new to the project. He also agreed to work for scale.
I'm a nothing. I spend my life counting other people's money. People I'm smarter than. Better than! I want... I want...
Leo Bloom: I want everything I've ever seen in the movies!
In two separate occasions, the way Max grabs/holds the blue lady's hand changes between shots.
The closing credits shows the actors full name and their picture. It only says "Zero" for Zero Mostel.
The original, network television broadcasts added some outtakes (more fuse bumbling by Franz Liebkin) near the end, between "The quick fuse?!" and the eventual explosion. The padding was probably to balance some censorship cuts in the running time.
$6,436 (USA) (16 June 2002)
$111,866 (USA) (12 January 2003)