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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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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 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 »
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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 »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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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

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, ...
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Alternate Versions

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

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I know I'm not the only one.
9 January 2000 | by BrianTBCSee all my reviews

For some reason, the unabashed cheesiness and dated quality makes me enjoy this film. It's so innocent compared to today's standards. Whenever this movie would come on HBO, my eyes would be completely agog. The film is like a warped form of escapism for me. Watching 5 kids from the streets of Sandusky rise to the top in the Big Apple is just a sight for sore eyes. I love the music in the film, it's repetitive, addictive, and Fame-esque. My favorite song is at the end during the credits called "Long As We Believe." You people be sure to look out for that song because it will be a hit again. Concluding, I wouldn't recommend buying this film, but if you are ever up during the wee hours of the morning and happen to be watching cable TV, give this movie a chance!


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