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In yet another rubber-stamped, mid-'80s teen dancing film, hot on the success of Flashdance, a group of high schoolers called the "Adventurers Eight" from Sandusky, Ohio (known by Midwest teens for its large amusement park), decide to undertake a journey to New York City to enter the Big Showdown, a dance competition with corporate sponsors. As though Sandusky were somehow insulated from the teen culture that otherwise spreads new trends like wildfire, these teens are not aware of the latest dance crazes on the streets of New York, something they pick up while in the city. But misfortune strikes, and they lose their one connection to entering the big contest. They then have to survive the usual con artists or worse -- look for another way to get into the competition. If this script had been rehauled by teens familiar with their real language and attitudes, then the title Fast Forward would apply more to the action in the movie than the remote control. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

John Scott Clough
as Matt Sherman
Don Franklin
as Michael Stafford
Irene Worth
as Ida Sabol
Tamara Mark
as June Wolsky
Tracy Silver
as Meryl Stanton
Cindy McGee
as Francine Hackett
Gretchen Palmer
as Valerie Thompson
Monique Cintron
as Rita Diaz
Karen Kopins
as Susan Granger
Sam McMurray
as Clem Friedkin
Steve Beach
as Tenement Boy
Tony Cuen
as Tenement Boy
Vince Cannon
as Head Electrician
Constance Towers
as Jessie Granger
Rick Rossovich
Kevin Jay
as D.J.
Linda Talcott
as Caesar's Gang
Lisa Maurer
as Restaurant Lady
Michael Rougas
as Maitre d'
Noel Conlon
as Mr. Stanton
Panos Christi
as Maitre d'
Phyllis Erlich
as Landlady
Regan Patno
as Caesar's Gang
Robert DoQui
as Mr. Hughes
Robin Bach
as Mark Dalton
David LeBell
as Hoodlum
Derrick Brice
as Caesar's Gang
Dorian Sanchez
as Caesar's Gang
Doris Belack
as Mrs. Gilroy
Michael de Lorenzo
as Caesar Lopez
Scott Wilder
as Hoodlum
Bob Lippre
as Band Leader
Bobbi Jordon
as Mrs. Stanton
Jack Heller
as Boss
Bob Giovanne
as Policeman

Crew

Sidney Poitier
Director
John Patrick Veitch
Producer
Melville Tucker
Producer
Richard Wesley
Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti
Cinematographer
Fred Koenekamp
Cinematographer
Tom Scott
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Bahler
Composer (Music Score)
Art Seid
Editor
Harry Keller
Editor
Michael Baugh
Art Director
Robert Sessa
Set Designer
Eddie Smith
Stunts
Walter Doniger
Sound Mixer
Richard Stenta
Production Manager
Marie Carter
Makeup
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