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All That Jazz

Cast

Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking View All


Crew

Bob Fosse (Director), Robert Alan Aurthur (Writer), Bob Fosse (Writer) View All

Release: Dec. 20th, 1979
Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes
Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film celebrates show business stripped of glitz or giddy illusions. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theatre. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him--his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.
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Cobpyth
This film is without a doubt the wildest musical film I've ever witnessed.
Cobpyth
Joe Gideon (played by Roy Scheider), our main character, is a chain smoking film director/choreographer who is addicted to drugs and sex and who's obsessed with death.
Citizen Rules
All That Jazz could have been a great film if the film had been cut more conventionally....This movie gets an 'easy pass' from the public, do to the semi autobiographical story of its director, the legendary Bob Fosse.
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