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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 ... Herself
John Doe ... Himself
Steve Antin ... Himself
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:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Аз съм нищо без теб See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,218,730
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Connections

References Under the Cherry Moon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and Mrs. Jones
Performed by Sandra Bernhard
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She's not everybody's cup of jive...
29 July 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Film version of Sandra Bernhard's one-woman off-Broadway show is gaspingly pretentious. Sandra spoofs lounge acts and superstars, but her sense of irony is only fitfully interesting, and fitfully funny. Her fans will say she's scathingly honest, and that may be true. But she's also shrill, with an unapologetic, in-your-face bravado that isn't well-suited to a film in this genre. She doesn't want to make nice--and she's certainly not out to make friends--and that's always going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. But even if you meet her halfway, her material here is seriously lacking. Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg served as executive producer and, though not directed by him, the film does have his chilly, detached signature style all over it. Bernhard co-wrote the show with director John Boskovich; their oddest touch was in having all of Sandra's in-house audiences looking completely bored--a feeling many real viewers will most likely share. *1/2 from ****


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