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Without You I'm Nothing (1990)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  11 May 1990 (USA)
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Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Herself
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Himself
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Himself
Lu Leonard ...
Sandra's Manager
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Emcee
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Roxanne
Grace Broughton ...
'Female' Backup Singer
Kimberli Williams ...
'Female' Backup Singer
Axel Vera ...
'Female' Backup Singer
Estuardo Volty ...
'Female' Backup Singer (as Estuardo M. Volty)
Kevin Dorsey ...
Male Backup Singer
Arnold McCuller ...
Male Backup Singer
Oren Waters ...
Male Backup Singer
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Child Caroler (as Vonte' Sweet)
Tonya Natalie Townsend ...
Child Caroler
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Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

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Trivia

Film debut of Djimon Hounsou. See more »

Quotes

Sandra: We went to the 1965 New York World's Fair in 1964. I never understood that.
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Connections

References Under the Cherry Moon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Mighty Real
Written by Sylvester
Performed by Sandra Bernhard
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She's not everybody's cup of jive...
29 July 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Film version of Sandra Bernhard's one-woman off-Broadway show is gaspingly pretentious. Sandra spoofs lounge acts and superstars, but her sense of irony is only fitfully interesting, and fitfully funny. Her fans will say she's scathingly honest, and that may be true. But she's also shrill, with an unapologetic, in-your-face bravado that isn't well-suited to a film in this genre. She doesn't want to make nice--and she's certainly not out to make friends--and that's always going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. But even if you meet her halfway, her material here is seriously lacking. Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg served as executive producer and, though not directed by him, the film does have his chilly, detached signature style all over it. Bernhard co-wrote the show with director John Boskovich; their oddest touch was in having all of Sandra's in-house audiences looking completely bored--a feeling many real viewers will most likely share. *1/2 from ****


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