R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Production took 101 days. Post-production ran for eight months.
To be on the wire is life. The rest is waiting.
Angelique: That's very theatrical, Joe
Joe Gideon: Yeah, I know.
Angelique: Did you make that up?
Joe Gideon: I wish I had. Do you like it?
Angelique: Eh, it's all right.
Close-up of "Young Joe" with hazel eyes is shortly followed by a close-up of adult Joe with blue eyes.
There are no opening credits, only the company credits and the title, which resembles revolving Broadway lights.
$86,229 (USA) (23 December 1979)
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