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Edtv (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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

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

The Pepsi machine in Ray's home is empty (all the red lights are on). 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

Ed Pekurny: Where's Ma?
Al: She's in the kitchen. I'd yell for her but... I'd die.
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Connections

References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

These Arms Of Mine
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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