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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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Film debut of Djimon Hounsou. See more »

Quotes

Sandra: My father's a proctologist. My mother's an abstract artist. That's how I view the world.
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References Ishtar (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Mighty Real
Written by Sylvester
Performed by Sandra Bernhard
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Smart, talented, funny, and oddly sexy
2 May 2003 | by (Santa Cruz, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Sandra shows that she really has loads of talent in this quasi-concert film, a la Stop Making Sense.

She is too-hip-gotta-go in attitude, but this is part of her schtick. The revelation here is her voice - which is absolutely lovely. The band and musical arrangements are very cool, and slyly swinging.

The format of the film is very clever, and most of the pieces work wonderfully. When she announces that her true musical hero is Patti Smith any reservations I had crumbled, as they deserved to.

She certainly captures the irony of her title. The film is absolutely worth seeing . . .


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