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CHICAGO


Year: 2002
USA: Miramax
UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Dominic West, Lucy Liu, Deirdre Goodwin, Denise Faye, Mya, Susan Misner, Colm Feore, Sebastian Lacause, Marc Calamia, Patrick Salvagna, Joseph Scoren, Mike Haddad, Chita Rivera, Mary Ann Lamb, Tara Schwartz, Edgar Godineaux, Gerry Fiorini
Director: Rob Marshall
Country: USA
USA & UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex, sexual references and violence
USA Release Date: 24 January 2003
USA Release Date: 27 December 2002 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 17 January 2003
UK Release Date: 26 December 2002 (Limited Release - London)



Synopsis

Chicago, 1929. Murder. Passion. Fame. Sex. And All That Jazz.

The Windy City's promise of adventure and opportunity dazzle Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger), an outwardly innocent performer who dreams of singing and dancing her way out of her ho-hum life. Roxie's one wish is to follow in the golden footsteps of vaudeville performer Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Roxie gets her wish when some very wrong steps land both the star and starlet in prison for separate murder charges.

Under the crooked care of the prison Matron 'Mama' Morton (Queen Latifah), Roxie meets up with legendary lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere). He agrees to take Roxie's case for an immodest fee. Roxie's career explodes, to the chagrin of her mentor. But the clever Miss Kelly has a few surprises left for her second act...

Based on the award-winning musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is a stunning spectacle full of intrigue, love, betrayal, rivalry and friendship, a pageant of music and dance that adroitly shifts between reality and fantasy, as Roxie's world moves from the prison to the courtroom to the stage.










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