Noises Off
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Original poster drawn by Al Hirschfeld
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Produced by Frank Marshall
Screenplay by Marty Kaplan
Based on Noises Off 
by Michael Frayn
Starring Michael Caine
Carol Burnett
Denholm Elliott
Julie Hagerty
Marilu Henner
Mark Linn-Baker
Christopher Reeve
John Ritter
Nicollette Sheridan
Music by Roy Budd
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Edited by Lisa Day
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • March 20, 1992 (1992-03-20)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million
Box office $2,280,148

Noises Off is a 1992 Comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The screenplay by Marty Kaplan and Mel Brooks is based on the 1982 play of the same name by Michael Frayn.

An ensemble cast includes Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Denholm Elliott, Marilu Henner, Nicollette Sheridan, Julie Hagerty and Mark Linn-Baker, with special appearances by Nathan Lane, Michael Jeter, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Al Hirschfeld and Jim Carrey.


The film follows the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful Farce called Nothing On --- the type of production in which many doors continually open and shut. The setting has been transplanted from English Provincial Theatre to De Moines, Iowa, where a second-rate theatrical troupe is preparing to perform the Broadway-bound play under the direction of Lloyd Fellowes.


Critical reception


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