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I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

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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5 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Dançando como Loucos  »

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This movie had been proposed to director James Foley before going to Jack Hofsiss. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003) 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.
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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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