Moonwalker (1988)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  29 October 1988 (Japan)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Himself / Michael
Kellie Parker ...
Zeke 'Baby Bad' Michael (as Brandon Adams)
Ben Aaron ...
Maestro (as Ben Hoag)
Bilal ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Brent Kelly ...
Jay O'Connor
Danial Brown
Asian Madam (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Jose Chaidez
Garland Spencer ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
D.J. Dellos ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Dylan Stewart ...
Dove Dellos ...
Dancer (segment 'Badder')


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


$22,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 2,740,282 (Sweden)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During Speed Demon Michael Jackson turns into Sylvester Stallone, Tina Turner, PeeWee Herman and a generic traffic cop. See more »


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 »


Michael: [a traffic cop points to a "No Moonwalking" sign] Me and my friend, Spike, we were just... But, my friend, he was just... Spike, he was just here...
Police Officer: [Hands him a ticket pad] I need your autograph right HERE.
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My favorite Michael Jackson Movie
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've loved this movie ever since it first came out. I was about nine years old, and now I'm 27. I remember playing the video game on Sega Genisis. I had so much fun, I would love to show my son this movie. He likes Michael Jackson as well and I know he will love this movie just as I did when I was a kid. Even though he's much younger than I was when I first saw it. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD! I hope it comes out on DVD! Please let it come out on DVD!! I'm dying to see it again!!! Well that is my comment I hope that one day soon I'll get to view this movie again. I love all of the videos in this movie. My favorite mini-video is Badder!

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