PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Regarding some of the claims made about Roxy's back-story in the song "We Both Reached for the Gun": Back in the days when you needed to hire private investigators to dig up dirt on a person's background, many women who tried to enter show business often falsely claimed one or more of the following - that they were born to and/or raised by wealthy parents; that they came from an out-of-the-way place (like Mississippi); that they were orphans; that they were convent-educated; that they were runaways from violent parents, suitors and/or husbands. By the early 1920s, these claims had become such clichés in show business that they were automatic red flags about any woman who made them without offering any proof, and were often a source of ridicule and humor.
Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong but he doesn't care. He'll string along. He loves me so, that Funny Honey of mine. / Sometimes I'm down, sometimes I'm up. But he follows round like some droopy eyed pup. He loves me so, that Funny Honey of ...
At the end of the final dance, the position of Roxie's gun switches many times from behind to in front of her roses.
The end credits are written in Broadway lights.
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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