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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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Storyline

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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The story of a nobody everybody is watching See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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)

Gross:

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

The first sponsor shown on Edtv is the video store Ed works in. See more »

Goofs

When Ed is talking to Shari from the street, it's clearly raining pretty steadily. Everything outside is dripping wet and Ed's hair is soaked and rain noise is clear, yet his jacket is dry and no raindrops can be seen hitting the ground. See more »

Quotes

Al: I'm gonna go take a piss. Wish me luck.
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Connections

References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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Drum Warrior
Written by Dave Anderson
Performed by Dave Anderson
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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Feared this would be a gritty, angry Truman Show, but was pleasantly surprised.
6 December 1999 | by (Dorchester, MA) – See all my reviews

Even though I like most of the players, I really wasn't expecting much from this movie. I wound up surprised by its freshness, wit and thoughtfulness. I feared a poor person's Truman Show, but this film took a lot of the same themes and spun them in different directions. The film lacked Truman's sadness and humanity but made up the difference with more concise and challenging social commentary (not to mention a better supporting cast). Issues of celebrity, entertainment, the media, the information age were all handled in interesting ways. When it needed to be abrasive and shocking, Ed TV took its shots, but it usually remained in a very comfortable and entertaining middle ground. As a viewer, I felt like someone who had spent the previous 15 minutes surfing channels before finally finding a gem worth watching.


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