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Fast Forward (1985)

PG  |   |  Drama, Musical  |  15 February 1985 (USA)
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Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Scott Clough ...
Matt Sherman
Michael Stafford
June Wolsky
Meryl Stanton
Cindy McGee ...
Francine Hackett
Valerie Thompson (as Gretchen F. Palmer)
Rita Diaz
Debra Varnado ...
Debbie Hughes
Noel Conlon ...
Mr. Stanton
Susan Granger
Irene Worth ...
Ida Sabol
Clem Friedkin
Caesar Lopez
Doris Belack ...
Mrs. Gilroy
Mr. Sabol


Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in the Big Apple before competition, and get some lessons about the real World. Written by <>

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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A marcha forzada  »

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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 8th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1985. See more »


Clem Friedkin: Well, Ida, I guess your kids have proved their point. I'm a reasonable man and I'm willing to let bygones be bygones. Why don't you drop around the office tomorrow morning. Let's see if we can't work something out.
Ida Sabol: Oh, I'll be around to the office alright but it won't be to talk. I'm going to institute proceedings to regain control of my husband's company. And when I do, I'm going to throw you and the rest of those rats you brought in with you out on your collective ass. Now get out of my way, ...
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Better than Breakin', Classic Dance Movie!
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this movie was released in theaters in the 80s, they gave free passes to area dance schools. My entire class went to see it. I was about 7 years old, but we thought it was the coolest movie we'd ever seen. I started wearing a bandanna headband in my curly hair along with snug fitting jeans and sneakers to emulate one of the characters. Between trips to the theater and watching the movie on VHS, I probably spent 40 - 50 hours of my childhood watching this movie! The dancing in this movie is great, especially the prerequisite "dance off" between the Sandusky kids and the tough New Yorkers. The New York dancers in this movie could have danced circles around the guys in Breakin'.

I found my VHS tape a couple of years ago and watched this movie again. I still love it. Cheesy, yes-- but all dance movies are. Fast Forward is one of the best. When will they release it on DVD!?

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