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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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The dramatic story of one woman's survival in a battle for her sanity...and her life! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

OUR LOVE IS INSANE
Recorded by Desmond Child and Rouge
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Fantastic Film
14 July 1999 | by HadeanSee all my reviews

This movie was written by Barbara Gordon and is the story of her Valium addiction, withdrawal and recovery.

This movie is really accurate in regards to the pharmacology of her addiction and its really excellent in the portrayal of the therapy process as well.

I think that it is one of those great movies that is *true*. The movie is about real life and it is fantastic. It has integrity as a film. The cast is exceptional, and I dig Dianne Wiest in this movie especially. I also really enjoyed Geraldine Page's character... she reminded me of Maude from Harold & Maude, another favourite movie of mine...


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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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