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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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 Tightrope (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Taste
Written by David Swanson and Siedah Garrett
Produced by Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions
Performed by Deco
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Memories, Memories!
7 February 2006 | by dopey406See all my reviews

Okay, so the acting isn't necessarily Oscar-worthy, and I'll be the first to admit that it's really pretty cheesy. But this movie was one of my favorites as a kid and it still brings back warm fuzzy feelings when I see it. The dancing is great--I knew every step when I was little--and you can't shake a stick at a great success story. For an 80's movie, I thought it was well done. Who didn't want to have a cool apartment with crates for tables and live with all of their friends? It's a film-version of the kind of life everyone wanted at some point. I know I would have LOVED to run away as a teenager and get a place with my friends--and to dance like that? I love this movie!!!!!


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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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