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The Birdcage

CastRobin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Tom McGowan, Grant Heslov
Year released1996
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Performers in drag. (0:02)

“Maid” Agador tells night club manager Armand, referring to Armand’s performer lover Albert, “I’m trying, but he’s so crazy.”
Albert: ”Agador, I need some Pirin tablets.
Armand asks Agador, referring to Albert, ”What the hell are you giving him drugs for?”
”I’m gonna kill myself.”
Albert: ”Where do you go while I’m killing myself on stage?” (0:06)

Albert tells his student son Val, “This is too crazy.” (0:16)

Senator Kevin asks his daughter Barbara (Val’s fiancee), “Are you crazy?” (0:17)

Armand: “Albert, you’re driving me crazy.” (0:27)

Albert: “Either I’m an artist or I’m just some cheap drag queen playing it straight so he can get laughs.” (0:31)

Armand tells Val, “Miss Donovan was a small minded idiot.”
”This is insane.”
”Are you nuts?” (0:35)

Agador tells the movers, “Don’t kill yourself with these things.” (0:44)

Albert tells Armand, “I hate it when you get hysterical.” (0:45)

Albert asks Armand, “Oh my god, are you crazy?”
”There’s no need to get hysterical.” (0:50)

The photographer tells reporter Harry, “This guy’s a... maniac.” (0:53)

Kevin: “That idiot Jackson.” (1:09)

Armand tells Val, referring to his grandfather, ”Killed himself when he was 30.” (1:09)

Armand asks Val, “You crazy? Albert is hysterical now.” (1:14)

Kevin’s wife Louise: “ and the father’s a nervous wreck.” (1:24)

Albert: “It’s insane.”
”Now there’s an idiotic issue.”
Kevin: ”You know I think homosexuality...”
”I think we’re skirting an issue here that has Mr. coleman very nervous...”
Armand tells Agador, ”It’s like riding a psychotic horse toward a burning stable.” (1:27)

Val tells Barbara, referring to Albert, “He’s a drag queen.” (1:32)

Albert: “Happy families, and everyone speaking English, and no drugs and no AIDS.” (1:33)

Armand calls Agador, “You idiot...” (1:34)

A reporter tells other reporters, “We’re in the middle of a bunch of drag clubs.” (1:38)

Albert: “Well, I think you’re all crazy.” (1:40)

Barbara tells Kevin, “They own the drag club downstairs.”
Kevin: ”I feel like I’m insane.”
”I’m in the home of a gay couple who own a drag club.” (1:45)

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