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Fast Friends

david harmon sandra green

(NBC, 3/19/1979, 120 mins). A young divorcee struggles to provide for her young son and make a new life for herself in the backstage jungle of a TV talk show, becoming fast friends with its head writer whose job it is to see that its host, a woman-chasing egomaniac, stays at the top of the ratings.

Production Companies Green-Epstein Productions, Sandra Harmon Productions, Columbia Pictures Television. Director Steven Hilliard Stern. Executive Producers Allen Epstein, Jim Green. Producer Sandra Harmon. Teleplay Sandra Harmon. Photography Howard R. Schwartz. Music Don Peake. Editor Kurt Hirschler. Art Directors Ross Bellah, Zoltan Muller. Associate Producer Judith Gill.

Cast Carrie Snodgress (Diana Hayward), Dick Shawn (Deke Edwards), Edie Adams (Connie Burton), Jed Allan (Bernie), Vivian Blaine (Sylvia), Denise DuBarry (Marcy), Tom Hallick (Pat McKenna), Elayne Heilveil (Amy), David Letterman (Matt Morgan), Michael Parks (David York), Susan Heldfond (Jenny Roman), Mackenzie Phillips (Susan), Meeno Peluce (Josh Roman), Bruce Stidham (Alan Berkowitz), Pat Proft (Bill Owens), Joseph Hardin (Johnny), Mitch Hara (Terry), Russ Marin (Mac), Michael Payne (Sam), Roscoe Born (Ben Lakeman), Joel Lawrence (Cue card man), Sumi Haru (TV reporter), Moe DiSesso (Mr. Doodles), Lonnie Bradford (Man), Joella Deffenbaugh (Woman), James David Hinton (Donnie Devlin)

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