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Without You I'm Nothing (1990)

R | | Comedy, Musical | 11 May 1990 (USA)
Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

Director:

John Boskovich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bernhard ... Self
John Doe ... Self
Steve Antin ... Self
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Sandra's Manager
Ken Foree ... Emcee
Cynthia Bailey ... Roxanne
Grace Broughton Grace Broughton ... 'Female' Backup Singer
Kimberli Williams Kimberli Williams ... 'Female' Backup Singer
Axel Vera Axel Vera ... 'Female' Backup Singer
Estuardo Volty Estuardo Volty ... 'Female' Backup Singer (as Estuardo M. Volty)
Kevin Dorsey Kevin Dorsey ... Male Backup Singer
Arnold McCuller Arnold McCuller ... Male Backup Singer
Oren Waters Oren Waters ... Male Backup Singer
Vonte Sweet ... Child Caroler (as Vonte' Sweet)
Tonya Natalie Townsend Tonya Natalie Townsend ... Child Caroler
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Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

Film debut of Djimon Hounsou. See more »

Goofs

Ken Foree (as the Emcee) keeps introducing Sandra Bernhard as 'Miss Sarah Bernhard'...for some reason... See more »

Quotes

Sandra: [talking about her new stepmother] I remember the first time I met her. My dad came to pick up me and my brother at my mom's house. He pulled up in a Thunderbird, and I got in the back seat, and I said, Dad, why didn't you bring a bigger car? She said, Don't bitch. We could've brought the TransAm. Don't wear your seatbelt. Where I come from, people die - they burn up when they wear their seatbelt. Charmed.
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Soundtracks

Mighty Real
Written by Sylvester
Performed by Sandra Bernhard
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Smart, talented, funny, and oddly sexy
2 May 2003 | by bkamolnickSee all my reviews

Sandra shows that she really has loads of talent in this quasi-concert film, a la Stop Making Sense.

She is too-hip-gotta-go in attitude, but this is part of her schtick. The revelation here is her voice - which is absolutely lovely. The band and musical arrangements are very cool, and slyly swinging.

The format of the film is very clever, and most of the pieces work wonderfully. When she announces that her true musical hero is Patti Smith any reservations I had crumbled, as they deserved to.

She certainly captures the irony of her title. The film is absolutely worth seeing . . .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bez ciebie nie istnieję See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,218,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,218,730
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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