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20 December 1979 (USA) See more »
All that work. All that glitter. All that pain. All that love. All that crazy rhythm. All that jazz.
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roy Scheider ... Joe Gideon

Jessica Lange ... Angelique

Leland Palmer ... Audrey Paris

Ann Reinking ... Kate Jagger

Cliff Gorman ... Davis Newman

Ben Vereen ... O'Connor Flood
Erzsebet Foldi ... Michelle

Michael Tolan ... Dr. Ballinger

Max Wright ... Joshua Penn
William LeMassena ... Jonesy Hecht
Irene Kane ... Leslie Perry (as Chris Chase)

Deborah Geffner ... Victoria
Kathryn Doby ... Kathryn
Anthony Holland ... Paul Dann
Robert Hitt ... Ted Christopher

David Margulies ... Larry Goldie
Susan Brooks ... Stacy (as Sue Paul)

Keith Gordon ... Young Joe
Frankie Man ... Comic

Alan Heim ... Eddie

John Lithgow ... Lucas Sergeant

Sandahl Bergman ... Principal Dancer
Eileen Casey ... Principal Dancer
Bruce Anthony Davis ... Principal Dancer (as Bruce Davis)
Gary Flannery ... Principal Dancer
Jennifer Nairn-Smith ... Principal Dancer
Danny Ruvolo ... Principal Dancer
Leland Schwantes ... Principal Dancer
John Sowinski ... Principal Dancer
Candace Tovar ... Principal Dancer
Rima Vetter ... Principal Dancer
Trudy Carson ... Fan Dancer
Mary Sue Finnerty ... Fan Dancer
Lesley Kingley ... Fan Dancer
P.J. Mann ... Fan Dancer / Menage Partner #2
Cathy Rice ... Fan Dancer
Sonja Stuart ... Fan Dancer

Terri Treas ... Fan Dancer
Ralph E. Berntsen ... Rock Band Drums
Jan Flato ... Rock Band Keyboard
John Paul Fetta ... Rock Band Bass
Andy Schwartz ... Rock Band Guitar

Robert Levine ... Dr. Hyman
Phil Friedman ... Murray Nathan
Stephen Strimpell ... Alvin Rackmil
Leonard Drum ... Insurance Man
Eugene Troobnick ... Insurance Doctor
Jules Fisher ... Himself

Ben Masters ... Dr. Garry

Cathie Shirriff ... Nurse Briggs (as Catherine Shirrif)

Joanna Merlin ... Nurse Pierce
Leah Ayres ... Nurse Capobianco
Nancy Beth Bird ... Nurse Bates
Harry Agress ... Resident MD

CCH Pounder ... Nurse Blake (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Tito Goya ... Attendant
Tiger Haynes ... Porter
Lotte Palfi Andor ... Old Woman (as Lotta Palfi-Andor)

K.C. Townsend ... Stripper
Melanie Hunter ... Stripper
Rita Bennett ... Stripper
Gary Bayer ... Intern
Wayne Carson ... Assistant Stage Manager
Kerry Casserly ... Dancer Backstage
Judi Passeltiner ... Dancer Backstage
Steve Elmore ... Cast of NY / LA
Nicole Fosse ... Dancer
Vicki Frederick ... Menage Partner #1
Minnie Gaster ... Script Supervisor
Michael Green ... Clapper Boy
Bruce MacCallum ... Clapper Boy
Joyce Ellen Hill ... Nurse Collin
I.M. Hobson ... Cast of NY / LA
Edith Kramer ... Manager - Rehersal Studio
Barbara McKinley ... Diane
Mary McCarty ... Cast of NY / LA

Theresa Merritt ... Cast of NY / LA
Gavin Moses ... Apprentice Editor
Mary Mon Toy ... Dietician

Wallace Shawn ... Assistant Insurance Man
Jacqueline Solotar ... Autograph Seeker
Sloane Shelton ... Mother
Sammy Smith ... Cast of NY / LA
Arnold Gross ... Pianist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Boys ... Rejected Dancer (uncredited)

Ken Butler ... Bartender (uncredited)

Jane Culley ... Fan Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Hardy ... Shriner (uncredited)
Michael Hinton ... Drummer (uncredited)
Llewellyn Lafford ... Dancer in Opening Auditions (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Fosse 
Writing credits
Robert Alan Aurthur (written by) and
Bob Fosse (written by)

Produced by
Robert Alan Aurthur .... producer
Wolfgang Glattes .... associate producer
Daniel Melnick .... executive producer
Kenneth Utt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ralph Burns (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
Jeremy Ritzer 
Production Design by
Philip Rosenberg 
Set Decoration by
Gary J. Brink  (as Gary Brink)
Edward Stewart 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
Jay Cannistraci .... additional special makeup effects (uncredited)
Production Management
Kenneth Utt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Janet E. Fishman .... dga trainee
Wolfgang Glattes .... first assistant director
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director
Art Department
Eugene Powell .... scenic artist
Carlos Quiles .... carpenter
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
Tony Walton .... fantasy designer
Walter Way .... construction grip
Joe Williams Sr. .... construction grip
Richard Shelton .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... sound editor
Jay Dranch .... sound editor
Bernard Hajdenberg .... sound editor
Peter Ilardi .... sound mixer
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer: Trans/Audio, Inc.
Jack Fitzstephens .... production lip-sync consultant (uncredited)
Bob Olari .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Paul Trejo .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James A. Contner .... camera operator (as James Contner)
Gene Engels .... gaffer (as Eugene W. Engels)
Guglielmo Garroni .... associate director of photography (as Bill Garroni)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator (as Richard Mingalone)
Martin Nallan .... key grip
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
Billy Kerwick .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Gary Muller .... co-first assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Austin .... wardrobe (as Lee Austin III)
Max Soloman .... wardrobe (as Max Solomon)
Editorial Department
Joan Cameron .... assistant editor
Emily Paine .... assistant editor
Wende Phifer Mate .... apprentice editor (as Wende Phifer)
David Ray .... associate editor
Gail Showalter .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Glenn Berger .... music mixer
Glenn Berger .... music recordist
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ralph Burns .... music arranger
Arnold Gross .... music arranger: dance music
Stanley Lebowsky .... music coordinator
Michael Tronick .... musical editor
Gary Anderson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ralph Burns .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation (as Whitey McEvoy)
Other crew
Nancy Beth Bird .... technical advisor (as Nancy Bird RN)
Grace Blake .... production office coordinator
Samantha Dean .... publicist
Dick Di Bona .... photography arranger (as Dick DiBona)
Kathryn Doby .... assistant choreographer
Gene Foote .... assistant choreographer
Bob Fosse .... choreographer
Phil Gips .... titles designer: Steve Frankfurt Communications, main and end titles
Tony Gittelson .... production assistant
John E. Hutchinson III .... open heart surgery (as Dr. John E. Hutchinson III, senior surgeon)
John E. Hutchinson III .... technical advisor (as John E. Hutchinson III MD)
Jerry Jaffe .... production assistant
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... script supervisor
Vince Martinez .... auditor
David Rogow .... production assistant
Wendy Shore .... assistant to producer
Vicki Stein .... assistant: Mr. Fosse
Jeffrey Townsend .... production assistant
Erich Trostl .... higwire rig
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor (as Lynn Twentyman Ward)
Robin Utt .... production assistant
Susan Zwerman .... location coordinator
Lee Gross .... publicist (uncredited)
Serge Diakonoff .... special thanks: face masks derived from Serge Diakonoff - Miralda Ou Peintures Sur Un Visage, edited by Bernard Letu
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123 min
Color (Technicolor)
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One of two film's made and released around 1979/80 that were inspired by Federico Fellini's (1963). The other was Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980). Giuseppe Rotunno, the film's cinematographer, regularly worked with Fellini.See more »
Continuity: The sweat spot on Audrey's back changes when Joe talks about fidelity and Paul plays the piano.See more »
Joe Gideon:Do you suppose Stanley Kubrick ever gets depressed?See more »
There's No Business Like Show BusinessSee more »


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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A dance with Death..., 22 October 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Bob Fosse's autobiographical look at his life, with Roy Scheider fabulously standing-in for Fosse as Joe Gideon, pill-popping, womanizing director-choreographer on the verge of collapse in New York City. Fosse paints himself as suspicious, paranoid, driven, indifferent, exhausted and horny. It's more than most of us want to know about the guy, who seems intent on showing us what a creep he is...but a talented creep! It's a film that doesn't particularly look good (it's a gray, chilly movie), but it has amazing musical flourishes and the self-styled bombast is actually rather amusing once you get the idea. Jessica Lange is beautiful in an early role as the Angel of Death (imagine Fosse explaining that role to her!), and Scheider's performance is really something to see (only occasionally does the camera catch him not knowing what to do). Fosse tries hard not to be pretentious, he keeps things playful and perky, and his ironic ending is wincingly funny. The film is alive and ticking--but that's not Fosse's heart, it's a time bomb. *** from ****

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