Trivia / The Birdcage

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Genius Bonus: Senator Keeley calls Grover's Corners "a darn good place to call home", apparently unaware that the play it's featured in, Our Town, was written by a gay man.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Due to the nature of the story, Mike Nichols made Nathan Lane and Robin Williams promise to do one take exactly as scripted before they could go wild in retakes. This is bound to happen.
  • Dawson Casting: 32-year-old Calista Flockhart unconvincingly plays a 19-year-old. (Being so waifish, she could pass as a senior or graduate student, but come on.)
  • Throw It In: Robin Williams' pratfall in the kitchen was entirely accidental, but the other actors held it together enough to use the take.