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Moonwalker (1988)

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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Zeke 'Baby Bad' Michael (as Brandon Adams)
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Maestro (as Ben Hoag)
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Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Brent Kelly ...
Jay O'Connor
Danial Brown
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Asian Madam (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Jose Chaidez
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D.J. Dellos ...
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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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On his soul, a king of music. On his heart, a king of beats. See more »


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29 October 1988 (Japan)  »

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Badder  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The bad guy's name is "Frank Lideo". One of the film's executive producers is Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's long-time manager. See more »

Goofs

While Michael is performing "Come Together" his white shirt is ripped to his chest, then to his pants, then not ripped at all, then ripped to his pants, and so on throughout the whole performance. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Let her go!
Mr. Big: Shut up! Don't you talk to me. You shut up!
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Connections

Referenced in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are the World
Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Performed by USA for Africa
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User Reviews

Not a movie really, but worth taking a look
30 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

It is very ridiculous that they have tried to force this flick into having a plot. I mean the bit in the middle with Joe Pesci as the bad guy, and Michael Jackson as the hero, is so absurd.

But the collection of video clips, live performances, and montages is great ! good music for sure !

I like the fact that in the F.X. shots, so many different techniques are used. Some look really unsophisticated. But others are just so great (even by today´s standards, remember this is a 16 year old movie)... i mean the sequence were M.J. turns himself into some kind of robot, and then into some sort of spaceship is breathtaking.

I also like M.J.'s version of "come together" (Beatles original)


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