Wrestling documentary about comedian Andy Kaufman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features ...
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Wrestling documentary about comedian Andy Kaufman's break into professional wrestling. Mainly focuses on his feud with Memphis wrestling legend, Jerry "The King" Lawler, and features interviews from his "Taxi" co-stars, announcer Lance Russell, and Robin Williams. Written by
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Production began in mid 1983 and later halted in early 1984 after Andy Kaufman was diagnosed with lung cancer. Production and research resumed over one year after his death for another two years as well as a year of editing before being released in 1989, five years after Kaufman's death. See more »
..and Hollywood didn't want me, so I'll try wrestling for awhile...
A look into Andy Kaufman's foray into the world of professional wrestling. Interesting bit of entertainment, seeing a comedian who reached his peak playing a babbling mechanic on "Taxi" try his hand at fooling people into thinking he was serious about wrestling. Andy is made to look like an absolute psycho-case by this movie and you sort of feel sad for him, till you realize he's pulling your leg all the way. Then you realize that the producer is attempting to keep Andy's lame joke going as are the "interviewees" who are shown wringing their hands and worrying about Andy's mental condition. He certainly had neither the verbal nor the physical abilities to carry off the charade of being a wrestler for long, but it is an interesting look at a strange experiment. They let midgets, bears and all sorts of human flotsam and jetsam wrestle. Allowing some skinny guy in his flannel underwear into the ring was no big accomplishment. Recommended for those fooled by perhaps Kaufmann's ultimate scam, portraying a comic genius.
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