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Slow Dancing in the Big City

Slow Dancing in the Big City

Paul Sorvino
Director: John G. Avildsen Cast: Paul Sorvino
Paul Sorvino
, Anne Ditchburn
Anne Ditchburn
, Nicolas Coster
Nicolas Coster
John G. Avildsen

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This sentimental tearjerker is also a slice-of-New York-life melodrama directed by John G. Avildsen as his follow-up to the career-high smash success of Rocky (1976). Paul Sorvino stars as Lou Friedlander, a Manhattan newspaper columnist who is instantly smitten by Sarah Gantz (Anne Ditchburn, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her debut performance). A ballerina who's just moved into Lou's apartment building after a breakup with her boyfriend, Sarah soon gets the news that she is terminally ill and should quit her strenuous dancing career. Despite the medical advice, she continues anyway, and Lou begins writing a piece for his employer about her valiant struggle. As he assembles the article, he and Sarah begin to fall in love. At the same time, Lou is also nurturing a story about an orphaned Hispanic kid who's a junkie but is managing to rise above the harshness of life on the city's ghetto streets. The Friedlander character was reportedly inspired by and loosely modeled upon writer Jimmy Breslin.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2021
UPC: 0738329253929
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Scorpion Records
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 70,956

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Sorvino Lou Friedlander
Anne Ditchburn Sarah Gantz
Nicolas Coster David Fillmore
Anita Dangler Franny
Hector Mercado Roger
Thaao Penghlis Christopher
Linda Selman Barbara Bass
G. Adam Gifford Marty Olivera
Tara Mitton Diana
Richard Carballo George
Jack Ramage Dr. Foster
Daniel Faraldo T.C.

Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director,Editor,Producer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Anne Ditchburn Choreography
Barra Grant Screenwriter
Michael Levee Producer
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
George Manasse Associate Producer
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert North Choreography
Henry Shrady Art Director
Charles Truhan Set Decoration/Design
Dwight Williams Asst. Director

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