All That Jazz

Release Date: January 1st, 1979

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2003

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental stress begins to take a toll on the ragged perfectionist. Soon, he must decide whether or not his non-stop work schedule and hedonistic lifestyle are worth risking his life. The film is a semi-autobiographical tale written and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse.

Cast: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Michael Tolan

Director: Bob Fosse

Genres: Drama , Musical

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Fall, Hospital, Creative, New York City, 1970s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Noel MurrayThe Dissolve

    All That Jazz is one of the most self-indulgent movies ever made—but blessedly so. show more

  • 88
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    All That Jazz may be Fosse’s finest cinematic achievement. show more

  • 100
    Kim NewmanEmpire

    Savagely witty on backstage life and audaciously edited, Jazz stands alongside Cabaret as the best “musical” of the last 20 years. show more

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