- Rated: Unrated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 18, 2009
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
- Dubbed - French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 11/09/2001
"...This gang of grandmas proves they're the bawdiest biddies in Hollywood..."
Carrie Fisher's screenplay for THESE OLD BROADS casts Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Debbie Reynolds in this made-for-television special as three aging starlets attempting to revitalize their careers by starring in a made-for-television special. A heavily ironic film with a broad, wacky, slapstick vision of Hollywood, gets rolling when Shirley's son, aspiring producer Wesley, convinces the three great dames to halt their lifelong backstabbing feuds in order to appear together in his singing, dancing extravaganza. Elizabeth Taylor is the pot-smoking, bitchy, power agent of all three ladies, demanding absurd sums for her cooperation in the project. Wesley's hands already appear full--until the director turns out to be a giggling alcoholic, and Joan Collins' character harbors a felon on the run who dies in her amourous arms. The real challenge is for the girls to stay out of prison long enough to learn their dance steps and make the show into a hit. Few TV specials offers as much star power or as many laughs as THESE OLD BROADS.
After their '60s movie becomes a revival hit, three aging movie stars (Oscar® winner Shirley MacLaine, Oscar® nominee Debbie Reynolds and Joan Collins) are given a chance to join forces for a one-time televised concert, if they can overcome their long-standing animosity toward one another. Even when a legendary agent (Oscar® winner Elizabeth Taylor) achieves the seemingly impossible task of getting the three to agree to the concert, the producers, worries aren't over. The drama has only just begun.
Film About Film |
- Television release: February 12, 2001 (ABC).
- The film was shot in just 22 days.
- Elizabeth Taylor had to be brought to the set in a wheelchair. She told TV Guide, "I can't walk a long distance, so everyboy sees me in a wheelchair and thinks I'm sick. If you had broken your back three times, you couldn't stand very long [either]. I don't think I look sick."
- Shirley MacLaine told Newsday that working with Collins, Taylor, and Reynolds "was bawdy, funny and very informative. It was four women catching up on their lives, since we've all known each other for forty years....We all talked about wrinkles, arthritis, men, money, children, careers, just everything. I've never had so much fun on a movie."
- Joan Collins was once engaged to Warren Beatty, Shirley MacLaine's brother.