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I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

Director:

Jack Hofsiss

Writers:

Barbara Gordon (book), David Rabe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Clayburgh ... Barbara Gordon
Nicol Williamson ... Derek Bauer
Dianne Wiest ... Julie Addison
Joe Pesci ... Roger
Geraldine Page ... Jean Scott Martin
Albert Salmi ... Ben Martin
James Sutorius ... Sam Mulligan
Ellen Greene ... Karen Mulligan
Cordis Heard ... Fran
Richard Masur ... Alan Newman
Kasey Connors Kasey Connors ... Sound Woman
Charlie Stavola Charlie Stavola ... Bartender (as Charles Stavola)
Roger Etienne Roger Etienne ... Waiter
Gregory Osborne Gregory Osborne ... Passerby
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Emmy Presenter
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A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

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Taglines:

Two In The Morning. Two Before Lunch. Two After Dinner. Two Before Bed. Every Day. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berømmelsens pris See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$291,390

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$291,390
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's lead star and scriptwriter were married when this picture was made and released. Playwright David Rabe adapted Barbara Gordon's auto-biographical memoir especially for his actress wife Jill Clayburgh. See more »

Alternate Versions

NBC edited 10 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

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Referenced in Burn Notice: Comrades (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

DO THE DOG
Words and Music by Rufus Thomas
Recorded by The Specials
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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One of the best Jon Liebling films of all time!
4 July 2006 | by crew-17See all my reviews

This movie is fairly unremarkable, but the real highlight is to see Jon Liebling's name on the credits. Anyone that has followed Jon's stellar film career knows that Liebling adds an immense amount of creativity and uniqueness to every project he is a part of. Liebling was only 21 at the time he worked on this picture, but his enormous talent - talent that transcends his young age - resonates throughout the film. Anyone who enjoyed Jon Liebling's stunning work in and on films such as, "Endangered Species" (who could forget his riveting, yet understated performance as "the steward) should run to rent - if not BUY - this DVD if for no other reason than to bask in the glow that emanates from the screen as his credit rolls. As fans worldwide can attest, Jon Liebling is an unrivaled force in cinema - though he left the industry years ago, choosing instead to live the quiet life in idyllic Southern Vermont. Even still, his work - as well as his formidable contributions to the industry - will be celebrated (and, imitated) for years to come.


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