The Birdcage

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.

Michael Albert
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Question: What is the song playing when you see Agador for the first time dancing in the kitchen?

Answer: Conga by Gloria Estefan.

Tobin OReilly
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Question: Val puts his finger to Armand's cheek or ear and wipes something red on the wallpaper. What is it?

Answer: Make-up - specifically, bronzing foundation.

Michael Albert

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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Armand: What are you giving him drugs for? What the hell are Pirin tablets?
Agador: It's aspirin with the "A" and the "S" scraped off.
Armand: My God, what a brilliant idea!
Agador: I know.

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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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