Chicago (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Musical

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Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

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  • Catherine Zeta-Jones and Susan Misner in Chicago (2002)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago (2002)
  • Renée Zellweger in Chicago (2002)
  • Director Rob Marshall and Renée Zellweger on the set.

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31 December 2002 | Leila-4
The Musical is Back!
Chicago is fabulous! Catherine Zeta Jones never looked more beautiful! I was amazed to hear Renee's voice..that girl can really sing! Catherine's voice is also fantastic. She is truly "Old Hollywood." Richard Gere plays Billy Flynn as if the part is made for him. If you like dancing, you're in luck! The choreography is outstanding! You feel as if you are sitting through a Broadway play and there is not a moment when you aren't tuned in to what is happening. The film jumps from one scene to another so quickly that you are enthralled with what is occurring on that screen. John C. Reilly as Roxie's husband and Queen Latifah as Matron Mama Morton give outstanding supporting performances. It also helps that almost every song in this movie is upbeat and catchy and of course, recounts the story plot. There were 8 of us that went to see the movie ranging from age 11 to 80 and we ALL loved it as so did the rest of the audience. When the movie was over, everyone in the theater stood up and applauded! Definitely Oscar material and if the public likes might mean musicals are back!

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The translated speech by Hunyak is: "How did I find myself here? They say my famous lover (neighbor?) held down my husband and I cut his head off. But it's not true. I am innocent. I don't know why Uncle Sam says I did it. I tried to explain at the police station but they didn't understand." The original, in Hungarian: "Mit keresek én itt? Azt mondják, a híres lakóm lefogta a férjem, én meg lecsaptam a fejét. De nem igaz. Én ártatlan vagyok. Nem tudom, miért mondja Uncle Sam, hogy én voltam. Próbáltam a rendõrségen megmagyarázni, de nem értették meg."


Roxie: He ain't no sheik, that's no great physique, and lord knows he ain't got the smarts.


When Velma is in her dressing room getting ready to go onstage she opens her suitcase with clean hands. She rifles through it to get her gun which is wrapped in a bloody handkerchief, she then turns to a mirror and her hands are bloody as well much too bloody to have picked it up off the handkerchief. Also the blood did not wear off onto the faucet when she was washing her hands.

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, and Robert Fryer

Alternate Versions

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.


Music by
John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Filmed and recorded by Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones but cut after previews for the released print


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Comedy | Crime | Musical

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