Chicago [videorecording] / a Producer Circle Co. production ; a Zadan/Meron production ; a Miramax Films production ; produced by Martin Richards ; screenplay by Bill Condon ; directed by Rob Marshall.
Other Titles: Chicago (Motion picture : 2002).
Edition: [Widescreen version].
Publisher: [United States] : Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2002.
Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Criminals Drama.
Chicago (Ill.) Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Martin Walsh ; music, John Kander ; lyrics, Fred Ebb ; original score music, Danny Elfman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre ; choreography, Rob Marshall.
Performers: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reily, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Christine Baranski.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements.
Notes: Closed-captioned; English or French soundtrack.
Based on the musical play Chicago, directed and choreographed for the stage by Bob Fosse; based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.
Special features: Never-before-seen deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Academy Awards, 2003: Best Motion Picture of the Year (Marty Richards); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Zeta-Jones); Best Achievement in Editing (Martin Walsh); Best Achievement in Costume Design (Colleen Atwood); Best Achievement in Art Direction (John Myhre, Gordon Sim); Best Achievement in Sound (Michael Minkler, DOminic Tavella, David Lee).
Golden Globes, 2003: Best motion Picture-Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture-Musica or Comedy (Richard Gere); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy (Renée Zellweger).
Summary: At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.