Synopsis: Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert concludes with a medley of songs from the film Cabaret (1972).
Genre: Music
Director(s): Bob Fosse
Production: Showtime Networks Inc.
  Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
55 min



Are you thirsty, Melampo?

Are you? Yes or no?


She's never happy. She sighs all day.

All she says is no!

- Stop it! Try and think straight.

- You have to think straight.

Your arguments

are spoiling our holidays!

That's enough!

You know what I think?

I can't stand you!

- Wait!

- Hey!


Leave her, it'll wake her up.

- Liza, come back.

- Come on!

You're no longer a child!

The island's full of snakes!

Shut up, that's not true.

Liza, this is Ludwig.

Come back!

I forgive you.

Ludwig, you're wrong.

Here, Melampo. Bring it here.

Come on, get it!

Get the stick!

Come on, Melampo!

Fetch it.

Spartacus gets to the circus

with his black friends.

Spartacus and his black panthers!

No shoes! No money!

- Nowhere to go!

- Quiet, Melampo.

I'm so unlucky!

Melampo, don't get seen.

Come on!

Yes, we'll eat now.

Liza, speak if you can hear us!

- What an idiot!

- Liza!

If you don't come,

we'll leave your bags here!

Hurry up, or the boat

will leave without you!

I want my shoes!

What are you looking at?

Go away!

Don't look at me, or I'll bite you!

Hey, mister!

Excuse me, is this your dog?

He's staring at me.

Well, call him, won't you'?

Melampo, come here.

Thank goodness!

- It hurts!

- Where?

My foot.

I'm so thirsty.

- Where can I get a drink?

- There's a fountain there.

My foot hurts!

Give me a hand.

Do you live here?

- Where's the water?

- In front of you.

How can I drink it?

It's easy.

Where can I go now?

Please, I want to leave.

How can I leave?

How'? Tell me!

- Tomorrow.

- Where?


- Do you live inside that ball?

- Yes.

What's living alone like?

You get used to it.

Did you choose to do it?

- What's your dog's name?

- Melampo.

Melampo, Pinocchio's dog.

- Nice painting! Did you do it?

- No.

It's the island's beach.

- La Semillante.

- It shipwrecked here a long time ago.

"Three hundred sailors

are buried here." Poor souls!

Miss, it's self service.

Melampo, come here.

Thanks for the bandage.

Come here, look and learn.

This is self-sufficiency, Melampo!


Now, the laces.

Melampo, open your eyes!

Melampo, open your eyes!

What's wrong?

Are you tired'?

Is this old wreck yours?


Mister what'? What's your name?

- Giorgio.

- What?


That's a nice name.

- What are you doing?

- Sit down, please.

Did you make them?

I'm called Liza and I'm no idiot.

I'm Robinson Crusoe.

Now what are you doing?

You ask a lot of questions!

I'm salting the fish, you see?

That's what that smell is!

A Magnum of Champagne!

- Mr. Crusoe, if I were Friday?

- No.

What a witch!

- Didn't you see me?

- No.

Are you sure?

What's this?

I'm not interested in other

people's business.

How nice!

I'm not that ugly!

I'm not a good painter.

- Where am I sleeping?

- In the bed.

Melampo, go have a wee.

I'm closing the door.

- What's wrong?

- Nothing!

Listen, Jean Harlow.

Do the entrance again.

The artist didn't capture

the magic moment. Please.

- Are you ready?

- Yes.

It's satin, it slips off.

It's slipped off.

Why do you keep dolls heads?

The sea washes them up.

I'm not a sex maniac.

The sea washes up lots of things.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

Mornings are tough.

Good morning.

- It's nice.

- Thanks.

I covered your face,

I'm not good at faces.

But you have lots of little stars

around you instead?

It's nice, I like it.

Good. The boat's ready when you want.

To go where?

Didn't you say you wanted to leave?


This is mine and I'm taking it.

- Can I have some coffee?

- Yes, it's ready.

My signature.

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Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004) was an American musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander. The Kander and Ebb team frequently wrote for such performers as Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera. more…

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