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I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can

Overview

Jill Clayburgh plays, as one character calls her, "a pill-popping dingbat" in this film adaptation of television producer Barbara Gordon's autobiographical account of her addiction to prescription drugs. Clayburgh plays Gordon in the film as a successful television documentary filmmaker whose mounting pressures force her to pop a Valium or two for nerves. She then ingests a few more pills after an argument with boyfriend Derek Bauer Nicol Williamson. And thus begins her slow and steady compulsion to keep taking ...
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Overview

Jill Clayburgh plays, as one character calls her, "a pill-popping dingbat" in this film adaptation of television producer Barbara Gordon's autobiographical account of her addiction to prescription drugs. Clayburgh plays Gordon in the film as a successful television documentary filmmaker whose mounting pressures force her to pop a Valium or two for nerves. She then ingests a few more pills after an argument with boyfriend Derek Bauer Nicol Williamson. And thus begins her slow and steady compulsion to keep taking more and more Valium. Finally realizing her addiction, Gordon makes a disastrous attempt to go cold turkey but fails miserably, finally having to undergo a painful rehabilitation in an institution.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/1998
  • UPC: 097360129533
  • Original Release: 1982
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jill Clayburgh Barbara Gordon
Nicol Williamson Derek Bauer
Dianne Wiest Julie Addison
Joe Pesci Roger
Geraldine Page Jean Martin
James Sutorius Sam Mulligan
Ellen Greene Karen Mulligan
Cordis Heard Fran
Richard Masur Alan Newman
Daniel Stern Jim
Dan Hedaya Dr. Klein
Kathleen Widdoes Dr. Rawlings
John Lithgow Mr. Brunner
Lara Cody Newscaster
Kasey Connors Sound Woman
Wendy Cutler Crew Member
Jeffrey DeMunn Dr. Roberts
Jordan Derwin Doctor
Anne de Salvo Iris
Robert DoQui Teddy
Eddy Donno
Roger Etienne Waiter
Deborah Foreman
Andy Goldberg Disc Jockey
Malcolm Groome Talent Coordinator
Richard Hamilton Joe
Thomas Hill Dr. Morgan
Gloria Irizarry Patient
Toni Kalem Debbie
Margaret Ladd Lara
Joseph Maher Dr. Kalman
DeVera Marcus Therapist
Gregory Osborne Passerby
CCH Pounder Anne
John Shearin Emmy Official
Ebbe Roe Smith Chet
Charlie Stavola Bartender
Ann Weldon Nurse
Glenn Wilder
Paul Willson
Andrew Winner Greg
Eleanor Zee Emmy Presenter
Lawrence Sellars
Technical Credits
Jack Hofsiss Director
Ken Aichele Set Decoration/Design
Michael Bradsell Editor
Jan de Bont Cinematographer
Nancy Dowd Screenwriter
David Jenkins Production Designer
Fred Kolo Art Director
David Nicksay Producer
David Rabe Producer, Screenwriter
Scott Rudin Producer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Stanley Silverman Score Composer
Richard van Dyke Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
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