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Cher... and Other Fantasies (1979)

After an opening number featuring women from history (all wearing Bob Mackie fashions), Cher finds herself lost in an abandoned building's atrium. With the help of a mystical sign painter (... See full summary »

Director:

Art Fisher

Writers:

Cher, Buz Kohan | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cher ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucille Ball ... Cleaning Lady
Elliott Gould ... Sign Painter
Andy Kaufman ... Adam
Bill Saluga ... Johnson, Cher's Driver
Shelley Winters ... Shelley
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Storyline

After an opening number featuring women from history (all wearing Bob Mackie fashions), Cher finds herself lost in an abandoned building's atrium. With the help of a mystical sign painter (Elliott Gould) she visits several rooms in the building, where her alter ego encounters Shelley Winters selling tragic stories, a skate maker who lures her with magical red skates, and rooms where Cher performs various musical numbers. Lastly, she encounters a cleaning lady (Lucille Ball) who may be able to show her the way out - with the help of some magic from "Cinderella." Written by Michael Mooney

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Trivia

Lucille Ball is a character in the new musical about Cher's life called "The Cher Show" - at least in the Chicago pre-Broadway try-out. Cher seeks advice from Lucy when wondering whether to leave Sonny, feeling America might disapprove. Lucy faced a similar quandary when divorcing Desi Arnaz. The story of their meeting is based on tabloid magazine reports and may be apocryphal. See more »

Quotes

Lucille Ball: [as the Cleaning Lady] By the way don't bother catching a lizard because you don't need a footman these days. It's gauche. Very gauche.
Cher: [to camera] I wish I was the crying type. I'd be a lot happier right now.
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Connections

Spoofs Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nobody's Business
Written by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins
Sung by Cher
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Pure 70s cheese and so much fun!!
29 December 2006 | by michaelroberts69See all my reviews

You could argue that this special was the pinnacle of tackiness and you might be right. On the other hand, Cher has always been able to turn "tacky" into "fantastic" almost effortlessly. This special showcases Cher in all her Mackie glory. The costumes are over the top and I wouldn't expect any less from Cher. The musical numbers are pure 70s cheese, but that's what the 70s were all about. Cher looks amazing, but then again Cher always looks amazing.

Cher & Other Fantasies is an exercise in excess. The sets are over the top. The guest stars are sometimes lame, but always fun. Cher is on top of her game as always and just a joy to watch.

All in all, it's a lot of fun and it's long overdue for a DVD release.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1979 (USA) See more »

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