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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

During Ed's audition, he says he's from East Texas, attended Junior College for a year, and references "Bearcats". Lon Morris College is a Junior College, in East Texas, with "Bearcats" as mascot. See more »

Goofs

When Ed and his family are discussing whether or not to do the show, the cap on the 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew appears and disappears between shots. 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 Sharky's Machine (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep Inside The Passion
Written by Ruben Ayala and Jeff Wade
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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Very entertaining, a real gem of a funny movie.
17 October 1999 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I first want to say, all those comparing EDtv to "Truman" just miss the point completely. They are as different in approach and intent as are "The Rock" and "The Birdman of Alcatraz" which both happen to be set in the same prison.

"EDtv" is meant to be a comedy with a lot of subtle and not so subtle references to the intrusive nature of the media. The characters are very engaging and well-acted. I laughed all the way through this movie. That's all I think it was supposed to be.

It isn't quite as good as "As Good As It Gets" or "Analyze This", but I still give it 8 of 10!!


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