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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

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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 2,740,282 (Sweden)
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Goofs

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Quotes

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Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
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User Reviews

different, to say the least
3 August 2000 | by (Minneapolis Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie back in 1988 and was really amazed at many of the dance sequences and special effects. The best part of the movie is when Michael Jackson is dancing with a rabbit named "Spike" and is given a ticket for dancing in a "no dancing" zone, as Spike mysteriously disappears. There is really no plot to this movie but that doesn't mean that it isn't good because it is. This movie is really the last appearance of Michael Jackson at his peak (before he got all weird that is) He peaked in 1988 and after that I never cared for anything else he did. He just got too weird for my tastes. The music in this movie is probably the best Michael Jackson has ever done. Like another poster pointed out, it was basically a really long music video for the album "Bad" as just about all the songs from the movie appear on that album. But it was really cool though. It's definately worth watching on a rainy day or if you have nothing else to do


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