MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,400 this week

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  5 March 1982 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 342 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Man on Fire (1987)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A former CIA agent, John Creasy, is hired as a bodyguard for a girl in Italy, who becomes the daughter he never had. When she is abducted, Creasy's fiery rage is unleashed, and despite being badly wounded, embarks on a bloody revenge spree.

Director: Élie Chouraqui
Stars: Scott Glenn, Jade Malle, Joe Pesci
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

Director: Greg Garrison
Stars: Joey Dee, The Starliters, Jo Ann Campbell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Alda
Stars: Alan Alda, Molly Ringwald, Joey Bishop
It's My Turn (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two children are kidnapped and held for ransom by a madman. Soon, however, the childrens' father begins to suspect that their mother may possibly have had something to do with the crime.

Director: Bruce Malmuth
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, Harley Cross
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A mob bagman finds that his luggage, containing the proof of his latest hit, has been switched.

Director: Tom Schulman
Stars: Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes
Moonwalker (1988)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon
Starting Over (1979)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This affects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen
Catchfire (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell
Gone Fishin' (1997)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette
Half Nelson (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rocky Nelson is a New York cop, who after making a major bust and selling the rights of his story to Hollywood decides to try his luck out as an actor. However, when he gets there, the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Joe Pesci, Fred Williamson, Victoria Jackson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Derek Bauer
...
Julie Addison
...
Roger
...
Jean Scott Martin
...
Ben Martin
...
Sam Mulligan
...
Karen Mulligan
Cordis Heard ...
Fran
...
Alan Newman
Kasey Connors ...
Sound Woman
...
Bartender (as Charles Stavola)
Roger Etienne ...
Waiter
Gregory Osborne ...
Passerby
Eleanor Zee ...
Emmy Presenter
Edit

Storyline

A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book

Taglines:

The dramatic story of one woman's survival in a battle for her sanity...and her life! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Estoy bailando tan deprisa como puedo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was made and released about three years after the source autobiography by Barbara Gordon was first published in 1979. The memoir was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award for Best Autobiography (hardcover). The book was translated into nine languages and was a best-seller. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN
By Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz
Recorded by Tony Bennett and Count Basie
Courtesy of Roulette Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another triumph for Jill Clayburgh
27 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A restructuring of Barbara Gordon's memoir about a successful female TV producer who is hooked on Valium--and who tries to kick cold turkey, with devastating results. A subplot regarding cancer patient Geraldine Page is expanded for the film (and seemingly takes over, even contributing the title in the film's dialogue!), but this didn't bother me as Jill Clayburgh's lead portrayal carries the movie and gives it strength and sarcastic bite. There are all sorts of conflicted emotions running rampant through the material, and the direction (while not smooth) does manage to sort it all out for the viewer. This was the first time I had ever seen Dianne Wiest in anything and she really impressed me as Clayburgh's therapist (however, Wiest uses all the acting tricks we've seen her do since then, and frankly they're starting to become old hat). The film has some editing problems and looks a little muddy, but I found Clayburgh's struggle intense and real, and her performance brave. *** out of ****


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jill Clayburgh bama1111
Discuss I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?