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Edtv (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1999 (USA)
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A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

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A comedy about a video store clerk Ed whose life is thrown into chaos when he agrees to let an executive of a television studio film him for 24 hours. Written by Jordan Chamerski

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Good morning! You're live on EDtv See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations, partial nudity and crude language | See all certifications »

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26 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Ed TV  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£290,984 (UK) (19 November 1999)

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ESP 104,113,741 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Rob Reiner's line "Go home, Gomer," is a reference to The Andy Griffith Show (1960) which featured a young Ron Howard. See more »

Goofs

When Ed is yelling up to Shari's window asking to come up, the light behind Shari is off. In the next shot the light is on. In the next the light is off again. See more »

Quotes

John: Look, Ed, you put *anybody* on television sixteen hours a day, and sooner or later they're going to fall off a table and land on a cat.
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Soundtracks

Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
Performed by Fun Factory
Courtesy of Curb/Edel Records GmbH
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products/Edel America Records, Inc.
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Exposes The Vulgarity Of Reality Shows,And The Public That Loves Them
30 May 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I never liked reality shows,and when this movie was shown on cable I decided to watch it and found it really interesting.Matthew McConaughey plays video store clerk Ed Pekurny who lives with his parents and his big brother Ray Pekurny,played by Woody Harrelson.He is hired by a TV company that wants to do a 24-hour reality show based on his life,and Ed grabs the offer.In the beginning,the public tells Ed that his show 'stinks',but as they see him getting involved with his elder brother's girlfriend,the ratings go above the roof.What's more,when Ed makes out live with the bombshell to end all bombshells,that is Elizabeth Hurley,the interest verges on voyeurism.The icing in the cake comes when Ed's father suddenly turns up from nowhere,having abandoned him and his brother years ago.The film is a well-made documentation of the vulgarity of the public that makes up the television audience not only in America,but the whole world.Sex and scandal will always be the top-sellers,whether it is an ordinary man's tale or that of a celebrity.In fact,it is Ed's scandalous life that makes him America's Number One celebrity.McConaughey plays his role with ease,and so does Harrelson.Ellen Degeneres is good as the unscrupulous TV producer,while Elizabeth Hurley's brief appearance leaves the audience gasping for more.Quite entertaining and very candidly made.


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