“All That Jazz” quotes

Movie All That Jazz
Title All That Jazz
Year 1979
Director Bob Fosse
Genre Drama, Musical, Music, Fantasy
Plot – Joe Gideon, a choreographer, is staging a great Broadway show. He is the best one in his field but, as every brilliant artist, he is never satisfied. He can’t choose the actors and the actresses, he constantly corrects the scripts, the rehearsal are exhausting and he always makes up his mind.
All actors – Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Michael Tolan, Max Wright, William LeMassena, Irene Kane, Deborah Geffner, Kathryn Doby, Anthony Holland, Robert Hitt, David Margulies, Sue Paul, Keith Gordon, Frankie Man, Alan Heim, John Lithgow, Sandahl Bergman, Eileen Casey, Bruce Anthony Davis, Gary Flannery, Jennifer Nairn-Smith, Danny Ruvolo, Leland Schwantes, John Sowinski, Candace Tovar, Rima Vetter, Trudy Carson, Mary Sue Finnerty, Lesley Kingley, P.J. Mann, Cathy Rice, Sonja Stuart, Terri Treas, Ralph E. Berntsen, Jan Flato, John Paul Fetta, Andy Schwartz, Robert Levine, Phil Friedman, Stephen Strimpell, Leonard Drum, Eugene Troobnick, Jules Fisher, Ben Masters, Cathie Shirriff, Joanna Merlin, Leah Ayres, Nancy Beth Bird, Harry Agress, CCH Pounder, Tito Goya, Tiger Haynes, Lotte Palfi Andor, K.C. Townsend, Melanie Hunter, Rita Bennett, Gary Bayer, Wayne Carson, Kerry Casserly, Judi Passeltiner, Steve Elmore, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Minnie Gaster, Michael Green, Bruce MacCallum, Joyce Ellen Hill, I.M. Hobson, Edith Kramer, Barbara McKinley, Mary McCarty, Theresa Merritt, Gavin Moses, Mary Mon Toy, Wallace Shawn, Jacqueline Solotar, Sloane Shelton, Sammy Smith, Arnold Gross, Kenneth Boys, Ken Butler, Jane Culley, Joseph Hardy, Michael Hinton, Llewellyn Lafford
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  • “- Dancer Backstage 1: Fuck him! He never picks me!
    - Dancer Backstage 2: Honey, I did fuck him and he never picks me either.”

    [Tag:choice, dancing, sex]
  • “Stop smiling! Lay back. Lay back. Hold it, hold it, hold it. Candy, Casey very good. You're gonna do it again Victoria. Gary, Danny, let's go. Stop smiling, its not the high school play.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
  • “This chick, man, without the benefit of dying herself, has broken down the process of dying into five stages: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Sounds like a Jewish law firm. 'Good morning 'Anger denial bargaining depression acceptance!'.”
    Cliff Gorman - Davis Newman
    [Tag:death, jews, mourning]
  • “You know what death with dignity is, man? You don't drool.”
    Cliff Gorman - Davis Newman
  • - Angelique: Do you believe in love?
    - Joe Gideon: I believe in saying, "I love you". It helps you concentrate.

    Jessica Lange - Angelique
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    [Tag:belief, love]
  • “- Joe Gideon: God damn it, how dare you use my phone! My phone! To call someone who is not gay!
    - Kate Jagger: I see! You can go out with any girl. Any girl...
    - Joe Gideon: That's right! I go out with any girl... I stay in with you.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Ann Reinking - Kate Jagger
    [Tag:choice, date, jealousy]
  • “Don't bullshit a bullshitter.”
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
  • “Sometimes I don't know where the bullshit ends and the truth begins.”
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    [Tag:lies, truth]
  • “You see, Sammy, in California everybody needs a car. I got a friend who bought a Mercedes just to get to the bathroom.”

    Leland Palmer - Audrey Paris
    [Tag:california, cars, need]
  • “Now Sinatra will never record it.”

    Anthony Holland - Paul Dann
  • “If I die, I'm sorry for all the bad things I did to you... And if I live, I'm sorrry for all the bad things I'm gonna do to you.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
  • “- Joe Gideon: Kate, I try to give you everything I can give.
    - Kate Jagger: You give all right; presents, clothes. I just wish you weren't so generous with your cock.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Ann Reinking - Kate Jagger
  • “At least I won't have to lie to you any more.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    [Tag:death, lies]
  • “- Lucas Sergeant: I think of you as a father, Jonesy.
    - Jonesy Hecht: And you, a son to me.”

    John Lithgow - Lucas Sergeant
    William LeMassena - Jonesy Hecht
    [Tag:father, son]
  • “- Joe Gideon: 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.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Jessica Lange - Angelique
    [Tag:life, waiting]
  • “- Michelle: It's just that I keep wondering, Dad. Why don't you get married again?
    - Joe Gideon: I don't get married again because I can't find anyone I dislike enough to inflict that kind of torture on.”

    Erzsebet Foldi - Michelle
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    [Tag:marriage, torture]
  • - Joe Gideon: No, nothing I ever do is good enough. Not beautiful enough, it's not funny enough, it's not deep enough, it's not anything enough. Now, when I see a rose, that's perfect. I mean, that's perfect. I want to look up to God and say, "How the hell did you do that? And why the hell can't I do that?".
    - Angelique: Now that's probably one... (continue)
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    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Jessica Lange - Angelique
  • “Do you suppose Stanley Kubrick ever gets depressed?”
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
  • “- Joe Gideon: I always look for the worst in other people.
    - Angelique: A little of yourself in them?
    - Joe Gideon: A little of myself. And generally, I find it.”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Jessica Lange - Angelique
  • “- Joe Gideon: Anybody got any ideas?
    - Stacy: Joe, I really like it, I think it's really funny.
    - Joe Gideon: Who asked you, Stacy?”

    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon
    Susan Brooks - Stacy
  • “- Victoria: You're right. I'm terrible. I know I'm terrible. I look at the mirror and I'm ashamed. Maybe I should quit. I just can't seem to do anything right.
    - Joe Gideon: Listen. I can't make you a great dancer. I don't even know if I can make you a good dancer. But, if you keep trying and don't quit, I know I can make you a better dancer....” (continue)
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    Deborah Geffner - Victoria
    Roy Scheider - Joe Gideon