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The Music Man (2003)

Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid ... See full summary »

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Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Meredith Willson (story), Franklin Lacey (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Professor Harold Hill
Kristin Chenoweth ... Marian Paroo
Victor Garber ... Mayor Shinn
Debra Monk ... Mrs. Paroo
Molly Shannon ... Mrs. Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
David Aaron Baker ... Marcellus Washburn
Cameron Monaghan ... Winthrop Paroo
Clyde Alves Clyde Alves ... Tommy Djilas
Cameron Adams ... Zaneeta Shinn
Linda Kash ... Alma Hix
Patrick McKenna ... Charlie Cowell
Megan Moniz Megan Moniz ... Amaryllis
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Constable Locke
Jenni Burke Jenni Burke ... Mrs. Squires
Marty Beecroft Marty Beecroft ... Ewart Dunlop
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Storyline

Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid Midwestern community, with unexpected results. Written by Carl Schultz

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Music Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Millbrook, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Jessica Parker was at one time going to play Marion Paroo opposite real-life husband Matthew Broderick. See more »

Goofs

Before Iowa Stubborn, there is a nail that holds up the flag decoration that disappears and reappears from time to time before the song (it is the nail closest to the ladder the guy with the Mustache is on). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Train conductor: River City Junction, River City next station stop, River City next Aboard!
Salesman #1: It's them big new department stores back East. They let people buy anything on credit.
Salesman #2: If I don't give credit, I'm gonna lose customers.
Salesman #1: You crazy with the heat. Credit is no good for a notions salesman.
Salesman #2: Why not? What's the matter with credit?
Salesman #1: It's old-fashioned. Charlie, you're an anvil salesman, your firm give credit?
Charlie Cowell: No, sir!
Salesman #1: Nor anybody else.
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Featured in ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) See more »

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The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by Matthew Broderick and David Aaron Baker
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HORRIBLE REMAKE
5 July 2004 | by trylontheatre-1See all my reviews

The 1962 motion picture version of THE MUSIC MAN was great. A perfect version of a fantastic musical. There was no reason to remake it, but remake it they did. The whole film was a total waste of time. Matthew Broderick was terrible. His reading of the part was so bland and boring. I didn't believe for a minute that Broderick's Harold Hill could con anyone. Only Kristin Chenoweth as Marion came off as the best performance in this production. I compare this stinker to the other horrible remake that Disney did with SOUTH PACIFIC. If Disney is going to remake films, remake the bad ones like MAME or THE WIZ. The only time Disney improved on a film was with ANNIE.


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