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Fast Forward (1985)

Eight young people from Ohio, who are dancers, come to New York City to compete in a major talent competition. But, when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writers:

Richard Wesley (screenplay by), Timothy March (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Scott Clough John Scott Clough ... Matt Sherman
Don Franklin ... Michael Stafford
Tamara Mark ... June Wolsky
Tracy Silver ... Meryl Stanton
Cindy McGee Cindy McGee ... Francine Hackett
Gretchen Palmer Gretchen Palmer ... Valerie Thompson (as Gretchen F. Palmer)
Monique Cintron Monique Cintron ... Rita Diaz
Debra Varnado Debra Varnado ... Debbie Hughes
Noel Conlon Noel Conlon ... Mr. Stanton
Karen Kopins ... Susan Granger
Irene Worth ... Ida Sabol
Sam McMurray ... Clem Friedkin
Michael DeLorenzo ... Caesar Lopez
Doris Belack ... Mrs. Gilroy
David White ... Mr. Sabol
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Storyline

Eight young people from Ohio, who are dancers, come to New York City to compete in a major talent competition. But, when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in the Big Apple before competition, and get some lessons about the real world. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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WHEN YOU'VE GOT ONE SHOT AT THE TOP YOU'VE GOT TO MOVE.

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Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shootout See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 8th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Matt Sherman: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were both cut by over a minute for 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

References Tightrope (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Long as We Believe
Music by Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden and Walter Afanasieff
Lyrics by Tom Bähler and Siedah Garrett
Produced by Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions
Performed by Siedah Garrett and David Swanson
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Best movie ever.
24 November 2006 | by aimeek_00See all my reviews

Obviously this movie is not a cinematic masterpiece, but I gave it a 10 out of 10 because it is the funniest effin' thing I have ever seen.

I used to watch it every day with my sister and brother when we were kids, and we'd try to do all the dances while falling all over the place and breaking lamps. We just found this in a closet yesterday, and I was so excited I nearly peed my pants.

If you want something to laugh your ass off at for an hour or so, watch this movie...it's got horrible '80s clothes, leg warmers, sick facial hair, really big bangs, and men in tights with very noticeable bulges. Totally hilarious.


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