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These Old Broads (2001)

After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westbourne and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Kate Westbourne
Debbie Reynolds ... Piper Grayson
Joan Collins ... Addie Holden
Elizabeth Taylor ... Beryl Mason
Jonathan Silverman ... Wesley Westbourne
Nestor Carbonell ... Gavin
Peter Graves ... Bill
Carlos Jacott ... Tom
Pat Crawford Brown ... Miriam Hodges
Suzanne Carney Suzanne Carney ... Connie
Heath Hyche ... Ben Collier
Gene Barry ... Mr. Stern
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Tony Frank (as Pat Harrington)
Hinton Battle ... Pete
Betty Carvalho Betty Carvalho ... Rosa
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Storyline

After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westbourne and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate's son and their manager, Beryl Mason. The problem? The three actresses and their manager all loathe each other. Written by Ashley Phipps <LavernShrl@aol.com>

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They're Back! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Damas de Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.77 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Carrie Fisher, star Shirley MacLaine and executive producer Laurence Mark attended a party thrown by Elizabeth Taylor. During a conversation about the lack of roles for older actresses, the film was first conceived. See more »

Quotes

Piper Grayson: [Addie lights a cigarette] Smoking kills!
Kate Westbourne: Oh-ho, dear, let her smoke!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version differs from both the original TV version and subsequent VHS release: -The film opens without the credits sequence from the VHS version, though the extended version of the opening scene in Gavin's office is intact. -After Piper's line, "I had to beg him to look away...," she continues, "and get a vasectomy." -A moment where Kate leads Wesley in a relaxation breathing exercise immediately before revealing she's going to be late to work the next morning has been removed. -While lying in bed, Addie asks, "You were never anybody's... girl, were you, Tony?" -There's additional dialogue between Miriam, Piper and Kate in the bedroom about Tony's oversized penis. -The brief prison scene with Carrie Fisher is included. -The club sequence is entirely re-edited, with "Get Happy" interspersed throughout Kate and Wesley's conversation. Most of the footage of Shirley MacLaine and Jonathan Silverman is edited from alternate takes, and some of the dialogue that was included on the VHS version is missing. See more »

Connections

References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Happy
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins and Shirley MacLaine
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These old broads are terrific!
2 June 2006 | by bbighamSee all my reviews

When you have stars of this caliber, who needs a real plot? They do terrific send ups of themselves and the result is a funny, funny film. The fact that Reynolds and Taylor got together on screen makes the experience even more memorable.

Don't go in expecting Shakespeare ... but sit back and enjoy the inside jokes and the incredible talent of four of the living legends of Hollywood.

And whatever you do, ignore the snide comments of the adolescent male critics who panned this as a "geriatric" outing. These guys can't stand the idea of having older women who aren't ashamed of their bodies -- they'd prefer them all to go hide away so the young nubile and witless wonders can fill the screen.


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