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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.


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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


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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Comedy | Musical


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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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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Djimon Hounsou. See more »


Ken Foree (as the Emcee) keeps introducing Sandra Bernhard as 'Miss Sarah Bernhard'...for some reason... See more »


Sandra: I can recall to this day the thrill of knowing someone in an all-American family was losing her grip. The thought of the family hovering together terrified really turned me on. It was as if I could go over and reassure them and tell them I would take care of everything.
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Mighty Real
Written by Sylvester
Performed by Sandra Bernhard
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I Know Just What You Mean, Mockingbird
13 May 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

This is one of those unfortunate films that suffered an even more sad, unfortunate death at the box office. I saw this film at a local art cinema,in revival form,shortly after it tanked in mainstream cinemas. It certainly deserves to be approached a second time (or even a third). Sandra B. takes it to the limit by doing spoken word & taking on some well known songs in this piece (her version of Hank William's 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' could easily move you to tears). Maybe someday, audiences will be ready to take this film a bit more seriously (but not without some well placed laughs,too). The film moves at a brisk pace (thanks to some nice editing),so that some viewers will not find it stale & boring. Perhaps a revival is just down the pipeline.

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