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I'm from Hollywood (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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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 »

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The Story of a Comic Genius
1 March 1999 | by (Fairfax, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I was born too late to witness Andy Kaufman's genius when it was brand new, but it's still incredibly fresh. The fact that people are still wondering how serious the wrestling was is a testament to Kaufman's uncanny abilities. This is the movie that prompted me to start watching "Taxi" reruns on Nickelodeon.

I'm also looking forward to "Man on the Moon". If Carrey doesn't screw it up, he could be an Oscar contender playing the role of such an interesting character.


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