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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.

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,571,394, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$2,791,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,791,350
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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

Debbie Hughes: I'm sorry I broke that man's car window. But that doesn't make me a bad person!
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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 C.H.U.D. (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Fast Forward
Written by Brock Walsh, Tom Bähler, John Van Tongeren and Bunny Hull
Produced by Brock Walsh
Performed by John Scott Clough and Kipp Lennon (as Kip Lennon)
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Fast Forward 1985 and now 2006
23 June 2006 | by koreen-1See all my reviews

21 years ago this movie was released and people are still watching and talking about it!! That is a success to me.

I feel this movie is worth, not only watching but buying or renting as well. I own it on VHS and I always have it playing while I am doing housework just for the good music in the background. With dancing being so popular now, ballroom, hip hop, and and other kinds of dancing, I feel this movie would do really well sold on DVD. If they can digitally master others then they can this one.

I consider it a "feel good" movie because they reach their goal in life. At the end of this movie you will have a smile on your face and be tapping your foot to the music. With Sidney Poitier directing how can you go wrong?

"Fast Forward" sends you a good message. Never give up!


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