PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
The 1975 stage musical was itself an adaptation of a 1926 non-musical play. That version opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York December 30, 1926 and ran for 172 performances. The opening night cast included Francine Larrimore as Roxie Hart, Juliette Crosby as Velma Kelly, Edward Ellis as... ...
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes we both, oh yes we both, oh yes we both reached for the gun, the gun, the gun, the gun. Oh, yes, we both reached for the gun, for the gun.
Flynn is heard on Roxie's radio saying "This all took place on Lake Shore Drive?" Lake Shore Drive wasn't built until 1937 and wasn't even called Lake Shore Drive until 1946.
There's no opening credits, save the title "CHICAGO".
£113,386 (UK) (29 December 2002)
$170,687,518 (USA) (4 September 2003)