The Birdcage

Other mistake: When the friends are hanging the mouse head, they tell Call it was from the antique shop across the street. But in the opening shot, it's obvious that the Birdcage faces the waterfront.

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Suggested correction: The club is on a corner. It could be the side street.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Val tells Armand he is going to get married, Armand drinks his whole glass of white wine. But in the very next shot where Armand stands to get another glass of wine, you see that the glass is almost half full.

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Albert: Don't give me that tone!
Armand: What tone?
Albert: That sarcastic contemptuous tone that means you know everything because you're a man, and I know nothing because I'm a woman.
Armand: You're not a woman.
Albert: Oh, you bastard!

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Trivia: The song that Armand and Katherine are singing and dancing to in her office is "Love is in the Air", which was cut from the play/movie "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum." Nathan Lane (who plays Albert) went on to star in this play on Broadway.

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Question: When Senator Keeley thinks that the Goldmans are acting weird because of Senator Jackson's death and Albert replies to him about how it's dreadful news etc., did Albert know about Jackson's death, or did he just improvise on the spot?

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Chosen answer: Most likely, he improvises on the spot, dodging and recovering, as he did all the way through the scene.

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