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Moonwalker (1988)

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Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself / Michael
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Sean
Kellie Parker ...
Katie
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Zeke 'Baby Bad' Michael (as Brandon Adams)
Ben Aaron ...
Maestro (as Ben Hoag)
Bilal ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Brent Kelly ...
Jay O'Connor
Danial Brown
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Asian Madam (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Jose Chaidez
Garland Spencer ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
D.J. Dellos ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Dylan Stewart ...
Ellan
Dove Dellos ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
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Storyline

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together". Written by Tony Meier

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Release Date:

29 October 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Badder  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 2,740,282 (Sweden)
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Trivia

After the parody performance of "Bad", Brandon Quintin Adams as Young Michael asks his assistant what his pet monkey monkey Bubbles is wearing, to which he responds "He's wearing a Prince t-shirt and red sneakers". Young Michael says "A Prince T-shirt?" in a confused sarcastic tone, referencing the long great debate on Michael Jackson versus Prince. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is taking off the rabbit costume, he pulls down the pants and he has no gloves on, although the next thing you see him take off are the gloves. When he takes off the mask, the gloves are back on. He also has no tape around his fingers when he's taking off the costume, but he has it on when he has the dance-off with Spike (the rabbit, come-to-life), although it is on his fingers when he puts the mask with the other clothes. See more »

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Young Michael: What is he wearing?
Agent: A Prince t-shirt and red sneakers.
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Soundtracks

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Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
Performed by Michael Jackson
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User Reviews

 
Good old times !

I was a kid .. crazy about Michael Jackson. His music, his dancing .. He was and is the greatest of all times. Few days ago a friend gave me a present .. "Moonwalker" DVD .. I just couldn't believe it! So I took my time and saw the movie again.. After a lot of years, and it kicked me back in time. I almost cried. Not because of Michael Jackson but of the good old times I remembered back than when I went to his concerts, enjoying music and dancing. The movie gave me some other perspective than back then when i was a kid. You can truly see the parody that Michael went through his life. Thank You Michael Jackson to bring me back to those great times, to Your great music and dancing. It's a shame that people has forgotten You .. I didn't because You gave me great moments with your music .. All the best to You where ever You are out there ..


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