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Edtv (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1999 (USA)
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Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.

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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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Film debut of Christian Kane. See more »

Goofs

After Ed's real father dies and he arrives at the hospital, his mother is coming down the hallway wearing high-heeled shoes. After she gives Ed a hug she has flat shoes on. See more »

Quotes

Bill Maher: Okay, since we have Ray Pekurny on the panel today, we thought we'd talk to him about his new book. It's called "My Brother Pissed On Me." Is that a metaphor or did he really piss on you?
Ray Pekurny: It's all in the book, right there.
Bill Maher: Okay, then. Well, I'll be honest, I haven't read it, because, frankly, it sounds kind of stupid.
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Connections

References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Thank You (Falletin Me Mice Elf Again)
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Produced by Barry White and Jack Perry
Remixed by John X and "Bonzai" Caruso
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Why are you all comparing??

people who keep saying this is just like the truman show are stupid. it's completely different, and it didn't rip of anybody. both movies were probably being made at the same time. Truman Show has barely any similarities to EdTV. EDTV is a romantic comedy, light satire, and truman show is a drama. EdTV didn't get what it deserved at the box office and i respect howard whose direction is excellent, for releasing this movie when he did. Harrelson and Landau are hilarious and this is probably matthew's best performance i've seen of him. he really does a great job. jenna elfman too. Very funny, entertaining movie, and a great DVD. I laugh so hard when the camera man falls in the outtakes section of the bonus materials.


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