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

 -  Biography | Drama  -  5 March 1982 (USA)
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A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

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

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

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Estoy bailando tan deprisa como puedo  »

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The phrase 'I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can' of the film and source memoir's title is an expression that has gone into the lexicon of popular culture. See more »

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OUR LOVE IS INSANE
Recorded by Desmond Child and Rouge
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Fantastic Film
14 July 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was written by Barbara Gordon and is the story of her Valium addiction, withdrawal and recovery.

This movie is really accurate in regards to the pharmacology of her addiction and its really excellent in the portrayal of the therapy process as well.

I think that it is one of those great movies that is *true*. The movie is about real life and it is fantastic. It has integrity as a film. The cast is exceptional, and I dig Dianne Wiest in this movie especially. I also really enjoyed Geraldine Page's character... she reminded me of Maude from Harold & Maude, another favourite movie of mine...


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