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In this stylized adaptation of her 1988 off-Broadway show, singer/actress/comedian Sandra Bernhard explores celebrity, stereotypes, and her own childhood in a series of monologues and musical numbers. Although much of the material comes straight from the original stage show, Bernhard and co-writer John Boskovich updated many of her pop-cultural musings and added several new production numbers. They also turned a one-woman show into something of a mockumentary, staging interviews with Bernhard's fictional manager (Lu Leonard) and adding several additional characters. Most of the action is staged in a theater full of well-heeled African American patrons who slowly leave in disgust at Bernhard's performance, which includes her deadpan fantasies about an imagined gentile childhood, a dalliance with Warren Beatty, and a trip to Studio 54. Originally given a limited release by New Line Cinema in 1990, Without You I'm Nothing was quickly pulled from theaters when the company that produced it went bankrupt. Eventually, however, it made its was to home video and DVD. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:May 4, 1990

Cast

Sandra Bernhard
as Herself
Steve Antin
as Himself
Lu Leonard
as Sandra's Manager
Ken Foree
as Emcee
Cynthia Bailey
as Roxanne
Robin Byrd
as Shower Woman
John Doe
as Himself
Annie Livingstone
as Hippie Girl
Grace Broughton
as Female Backup Singer
Axel Vera
as "Female" Backup Singer
Kevin Dorsey
as Male Backup Singer
Arnold McCuller
as Male Backup Singer
Oren Waters
as Male Backup Singer
Vonte Sweet
as Child Caroler
Jeff Wiener
as Child Caroler
Stephanie Clark
as Ballet Dancer
Indrani de Souza
as Ballet Dancer
Hardy Keith
as Ballet Dancer
Sebastian Russell
as Ballet Dancer
Ellen Sims
as Ballet Dancer
Carlton Wilborn
as Ballet Dancer
Joe di Giandomenico
as Go Go Dancer
Felix Montano
as Go Go Dancer
Paul Thorpe
as Apollo
Djimon Hounsou
as Ex-Boyfriend
Roxanne Reese
as Heckler
Ludie Washington
as Heckler
Stephanie Albers
as Hippie Girl
Robin Antin
as Hippie Girl
Kimberly Williams
as Female Backup Singer
Sebastian Russell
as Ballet Dancer
Djimon Hounsou
as Ex-Boyfriend
Carlton Wilborn
as Ballet Dancer
Roxanne Reese
as Heckler
Ellen Sims
as Ballet Dancer
Indrani de Souza
as Ballet Dancer
Robin Antin
as Hippie Girl
Oren Waters
as Male Backup Singer
Vonte Sweet
as Child Caroler
Kevin Dorsey
as Male Backup Singer
Arnold McCuller
as Male Backup Singer
Stephanie Albers
as Hippie Girl
Jeff Wiener
as Child Caroler
Joe di Giandomenico
as Go Go Dancer
Ludie Washington
as Heckler
Paul Thorpe
as Apollo
Hardy Keith
as Ballet Dancer
Felix Montano
as Go Go Dancer
Grace Broughton
as Female Backup Singer
Annie Livingstone
as Hippie Girl
Axel Vera
as "Female" Backup Singer
Stephanie Clark
as Ballet Dancer
John Doe
as Himself

Crew

John Boskovich
Director
Nicolas Roeg
Producer
Jonathan D. Krane
Producer
John Boskovich
Screenwriter
Sandra Bernhard
Screenwriter
Joseph Yacoe
Cinematographer
Ice Cube
Songwriter
Valerie Simpson
Songwriter
James Wirrick
Songwriter
Morgan Ames
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cynthia Weil
Songwriter
Jerry Leiber
Songwriter
Burt Bacharach
Songwriter
Nina Simone
Songwriter
Kenny Gamble
Songwriter
Leon Huff
Songwriter
Patrice Rushen
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Mann
Songwriter
Kevin Rupnik
Production Designer
Kevin Adams
Art Director
Douglas Mowat
Set Designer
Karole Armitage
Choreography
Alfonso Noe
Makeup
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