An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

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Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Edward D. Wood Jr. is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films. Written by Jwelch5742

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Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness. See more »


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Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,887,457 (USA)
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The first of four films where Lisa Marie and Tim Burton would collaborate together. The other three are Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999) and Planet of the Apes (2001). See more »

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As a sight gag, during the premiere of Plan 9 from Outer Space, Tor Johnson is shown sitting with his wife and two very chubby children. In reality, by the time "Plan 9" was made, Tor's son, Karl, was an adult working as a police officer. Karl had supplied the uniforms and police car for the production of "Plan 9 From Outer Space". See more »

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Ed Reynolds: Before we start shooting, Mr. Wood, we have a few questions.
Reverend Lemon: Yes. The script contains numerous references to graverobbing. Now we find the concept of digging up consecrated ground to be highly offensive. It is blasphemy.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: What are you talking about, it's the premise of the movie. It's the title of the movie for Christ sakes.
Reverend Lemon: But Mr. Wood!
Ed Reynolds: Yes, about that title. It strikes us as very inflammatory. Why don't we change it to Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Huh. That's ridiculous.
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The lightning bolt in the Touchstone logo appears after the logo is struck by lightning. See more »

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References Crossroads (1942) See more »

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BUNNY HOP
Written by Ray Anthony and Leonard Auletti
Performed by John Keating
Courtesy of Gateway Records
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weird - thank god
22 November 2004 | by (The Deep South) – See all my reviews

There isn't enough weirdness of this ilk in the world. I rated this a 10 because it is perfect in its imperfection, just like Ed Wood was. Come on, the guy did 'Plan 9' for cryin' out loud. How perfectly horrible was that movie??

Landau was flawless as Bela Lugosi. Johnny Depp was his usual wonderful weird self. What is there to say about Bill Murray that hasn't already been said? Sarah Jessica Parker was brilliant as the not quite an airhead girlfriend/wife.

Frankly, I just can't find anything wrong with this movie except that it ends. I just wanted the weirdness to go on and on.


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