• All That Jazz (1979)

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm

    Bob Fosse’s half-confession about what a jerk he was to the women in his life may pull a lot of punches, but there’s just too much art on the screen to completely disregard the effort. show more

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Awards

Winner Film Editing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Winner Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Directing
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy