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Chicago

6.6
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Original title
Chicago
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Bill Condon (Play: Maurine Dallas Watkins. wmusical: Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb)
Music
John Kander, Danny Elfman
Cinematography
Dion Beebe
Cast
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Producer
Miramax / Producers Circle / Storyline Entertainment / Kalis Productions GmbH, Co. KG
Genre
Musical. Comedy. Drama | Crime. 1920s. Dancing. Jazz
Synopsis / Plot
Everyone loves a legend, but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelley (Zeta-Jones) burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Gere), and is the center of the town's most notorious murder case, only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart (Zellweger), seduced by the city's promise of style and adventure, dreams of singing and dancing her way to stardom. When her abusive lover tries to walk out on her, she too ends up in prison. Billy recognizes a made-for-tabloids story, and postpones Velma's court date to take on Roxie's case.

Infamy is Roxie's ticket to stardom. Billy turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and in this town, where murder is a form of entertainment, she becomes a bona-fide star -- much to Velma's chagrin. As Roxie fashions herself as America's sweetheart, Velma has more than a few surprises in store, and the two women stop at nothing to outdo each other in their obsessive pursuit of fame and celebrity. Based on both the hit Broadway musical, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.
Awards
2002: 6 Oscar: including Best Movie and Supporting Actress (Zeta-Jones). 13 Nominations
2002: 3 Golden Globes: including Best Movie (Comedy - Musical). 8 Nominations
2002: 2 Awards BAFTA: Best Supporting Actress (Zeta-Jones) and Sound. 12 Nominations
2002: 3 Screen Actors Guild: Best Cast, Actress & Supp. Actress. 5 Nominations.
2002: National Board of Review: Best Director (Rob Marshall)
2002: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
2002: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2002: 3 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Supp. Actress (Zeta-Jones), Acting Ensemble
2002: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best First Film
2002: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2002: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2002: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2002: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast, Actress (Zellweger) & Sup. Actress (Zeta-Jones)
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Zellweger)
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