Get Bruce

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Get Bruce
Original film poster
Directed byAndrew J. Kuehn
Produced byAndrew J. Kuehn
StarringBruce Vilanch
Whoopi Goldberg
Billy Crystal
Bette Midler
Lily Tomlin
Paul Reiser
Nathan Lane
Raquel Welch
Shirley MacLaine
Carol Burnett
Music byMichael Feinstein
CinematographyJosé Louis Mignone
Edited byWilliam Flicker, Maureen Nolan
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
January 24, 1999 (US)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

Get Bruce (sometimes stylized as Get Bruce!) is a 1999 American documentary film starring Bruce Vilanch, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine, Steven Seagal, Carol Burnett and Michael Douglas. The film is directed by Andrew J. Kuehn.[1]


The film is a tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. Vilanch's mother and photos of childhood are shown in the film; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 65th birthday, Bill Clinton's 50th birthday, and an AIDS awards banquet where Vilanch lets his emotions show.


Besides Bruce Vilanch, many other personalities appear in the documentary. The film poster highlighted the following:

Other personalities in the documentary: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Florence Henderson, Steven Seagal, Michael Douglas, Danny Harris, Jenifer Lewis, Jeff Margolis, Salma Hayek, Dora Mendoza, Paul Guerro, Michele Lee, George Schlatter, Stephen Pouliot, Susan Futterman, Marc Shaiman, Michael Smith, James Loyce, Don Scotti, Christine Baranski, Tim Curry, Traci Lords, Tom Vergron, David Copperfield, Margaret Cho, Beverly D'Angelo, Ali MacGraw, Lauren Bacall, Merry Clayton, President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Ted Danson, Rosie O'Donnell, Patrick Swayze, Elizabeth Taylor, Sigourney Weaver as well as his mother Henne Vilanch and agent Tim Bock.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed $43,155 in the domestic market.[2]


  1. ^ "Get Bruce". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved October 29, 2016.
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