PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Michael Jackson at one point was considered for the role of Billy Flynn as he was Rob Marshall's original choice for the role, but Harvey Weinstein objected to the idea of Jackson playing the role as he felt more attention would be paid to him rather than that of Catherine Zeta-Jones & Renee Zellweger.
I loved Al Lipshitz more than I could possibly say. He was a real artistic guy, sensitive, a painter. But he was always trying to find himself. He'd go out every night looking for himself. And on the way, he found Ruth. Gladys. Rosemary. And Irving....
When Velma and Roxie are dancing in the final scene and taking their bows, with their hands raised up they switch places. First it's Velma on the left and when they cut back it's Roxie on the right.
The title "CHICAGO" appears as a "C" in the middle of a zoom of Roxie's eye, then the rest of the letters light up around it.
The musical number "Class," featuring Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was deleted from the final version of the film. However, it was recut into the movie for a brief, extremely limited theatrical re-release in the summer of 2003. It then appeared on DVD as a bonus feature, but was NOT intercut there.
£113,386 (UK) (29 December 2002)
$170,687,518 (USA) (4 September 2003)
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