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Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writer:

Barra Grant
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Lou Friedlander
Anne Ditchburn ... Sarah Gantz
Nicolas Coster ... David Fillmore
Anita Dangler Anita Dangler ... Franny
Thaao Penghlis ... Christopher
Linda Selman Linda Selman ... Barbara Bass
Héctor Mercado ... Roger Lucas (as Héctor Jaime Mercado)
Dick Carballo Dick Carballo ... George Washington Monero
Jack Ramage Jack Ramage ... Doctor Foster
Adam Gifford ... Marty Olivera (as G. Adam Gifford)
Brenda K. Starr ... Punk (as Brenda Joy Kaplan)
Daniel Faraldo ... T.C. Olivera
Michael Gorrin ... Lester Edelman
Tara Mitton Tara Mitton ... Diana
Matt Russo Matt Russo ... Jeck Guffy
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Storyline

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

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From the director of "ROCKY" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1979 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballando lo slow nella grande città See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,335, 12 November 1978, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,576,500
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CIP See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two films that actor Paul Sorvino and director 'John G Avildsen' collaborated on. The first was Cry Uncle (1971) around seven years earlier. See more »

Goofs

The name "David Falt" is incorrect, it is in fact "David Fatt" That's with two t's not LT. He can also be found in the credits of "Squirm". See more »


Soundtracks

I Feel the Earth Move
Words and Music by Carole King
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Man Falls in Love with Dancer
18 March 2001 | by lovewineSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. I've only seen it twice, and I've been looking for it again for ever. I'd buy it if I could find it. While it's sad, it shows three things -- how much a man can love a woman, how hard some people want something and how hard people work to overcome their limitations.


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