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Fast Forward (1985)

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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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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WHEN YOU'VE GOT ONE SHOT AT THE TOP YOU'VE GOT TO MOVE.

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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 »

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Matt Sherman: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
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References Dreamscape (1984) See more »

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Survive
Written by Tom Bähler and Brock Walsh
Produced by Brock Walsh
Performed by John Scott Clough
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I Thought I Saw It All!
31 March 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought I had seen all of the obscure '80s flicks back in the '80s like "Paradise Motel" & "My Man Adam". I came across "Fast Forward" on one of the arts oriented TV stations here in Toronto, and I was amazed that I never saw or heard of this movie before. Another surprise was that it was directed by Sidney Poitier, and the music direction was by Quincy Jones! It was an obvious attempt to cash in on the "Flashdance" & "Breakin" movies of the era. It also reminded me of a drive-in classic that movie critic Ron Base co-wrote called "Heavenly Bodies". "Fast Forward" is about 8 high school seniors (this is laughable because the cast look like they are in their mid 20s) that journey to New York City to make it big in the music biz. This movie is over acted, has lame dialogue, and is all out total cheese! Even though it has all of the aforementioned qualities, it is still enjoyable to watch! It's a combination of the fact that Sidney Poitier directed this made for drive-in classic, the Quincy Jones influenced the music, the dancing and the pure '80s nostalgia of it all. It's also funny to see Michael DeLorenzo (pre-"New York Undercover") with eyeliner and major '80s hair! I had to add this priceless slice of the '80s to my collection. If you enjoy '80s dance oriented movies, then this one is a must have for your library!


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