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

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Comedy | Drama

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


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,311,290 (USA) (26 March 1999)


$22,362,500 (USA) (28 May 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Ed first awakens to the cameramen at the foot of his bed, a sign can be seen above his bed that reads, "Longview - 12 miles." Matthew McConaughey's hometown is Longview, Texas. See more »


When Ed follows Shari into the theatre's female bathroom the sign reads 'Female" but the sign below it shows it is a unisex bathroom with a man, woman and disabled images. See more »


Al: How about sex?
Ed: I'm sorry, Al, but I'm gonna have to pass. And it's not an age thing, 'cause you are still a handsome man.
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References The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) See more »


Style Hut
Written by Jim Lang
Performed by Bobbi Page and Jim Lang
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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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