5.8/10
589
14 user 3 critic

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)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cursed (2005)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Portia de Rossi
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones
Soapdish (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Cathy Moriarty
Hanky Panky (1982)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ester Anderson, Yvette Curtis
Fast Forward (1989–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Withdrawing the bill moments before a planned vote signals a major setback for the President.

Stars: Michael Veitch, Marg Downey, Geoff Brooks
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
Fast Forward (TV Series 2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angelika Schnell is a chaotic police woman. She trusts her inner voice more than facts which leads to curious conclusions as well as discussions with her ex-husband, medical examiner Stefan... See full summary »

Stars: Wolf Bachofner, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss
Red Dawn (1984)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells
Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WHEN YOU'VE GOT ONE SHOT AT THE TOP YOU'VE GOT TO MOVE.

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,571,394, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$2,791,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,791,350
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Clem Friedkin: Well, Ida, I guess your kids have proved their point. I'm a reasonable man and I'm willing to let bygones be bygones. Why don't you drop around the office tomorrow morning. Let's see if we can't work something out.
Ida Sabol: Oh, I'll be around to the office alright but it won't be to talk. I'm going to institute proceedings to regain control of my husband's company. And when I do, I'm going to throw you and the rest of those rats you brought in with you out on your collective ass. Now get out of my way, ...
See more »

Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were both cut by over a minute for 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

References Flashpoint (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Tonight
Written by Chris Barbosa and Ed Chisolm
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed