The Birdcage

Plot hole: There's no way for Albert to show up at the front door as Val's mother the night the Keeleys are there, as the only way out of his bedroom (which he is still in by the time the Keeleys show up) is through the door that leads into the living room where the Keeleys, Val and Armand are.

Continuity mistake: Robin Williams is filling the bowls with soup. The next shot there is more soup in them than he gave them.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in which Armand and Albert are at the outdoor cafe, Armand is attempting to teach Albert to act straight. In the shot where Albert is trying to walk like John Wayne, the lady is watching him. She then looks back to her paper. However, when the shot changes, she is still looking at Albert and turns to her paper again.

More mistakes in The Birdcage

Trivia: Agador Spartacus is based upon Hank Azaria's grandmother.

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.

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!

Albert Goldman: Whatever I am, he made me! I was adorable once, young and full of hope. And now look at me! I'm this short, fat, insecure, middle-aged THING!
Armand: I made you short?

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.

More quotes from The Birdcage

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

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?

Heather Benton Premium member

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

Michael Albert

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

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