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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 ... 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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Taglines:

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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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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

Matt Sherman: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
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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 Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want It Right Now
Written by China Burton and Nick Straker
Produced and Mixed by Jellybean Benítez (as John 'Jellybean' Benitez) for Jellybean Productions,
Inc.
Performed by Siedah Garrett
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Enjoyable no brainer
14 May 1999 | by dprattSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film - dancing was good, singing was pretty good - girls were gorgeous especially Karen Kopins


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