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11 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Janet live in concert for the final-stop of the Velvet Rope tour. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Michael Andrews ... Himself - Dancer

Tyce Diorio ... Himself - Dancer (as Keith Diorio)
Gil Duldulao ... Himself - Dancer

Teresa Espinosa ... Herself - Dancer
Shawnette Heard ... Herself - Dancer

Andrea Kelly Konno ... Herself - Dancer (as Kelly Konno)

Tina Landon ... Herself - Dancer

Nicole Pantenburg ... Herself - Dancer (as Nikki Pantenburg)
Robert Vinson ... Himself - Dancer
David Barry ... Himself - Band
Lil' Jon Roberts ... Himself - Band (as John Roberts)
Rex Salas ... Himself - Band
Terry Santiel ... Himself - Band
Sam Sims ... Himself - Band
Darrell Smith ... Himself - Band (as Darrel Smith)
Stacy Campbell ... Herself - Band
Rebecca Valadez ... Herself - Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Q-Tip ... Himself - Special Guest

Janet Jackson ... Herself (uncredited)

Colin Powell ... Himself / special guest (uncredited)

Ray Singh ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
David Mallet 
Produced by
Douglas C. Forbes .... co-producer
Tom Forrest .... line producer (as Thomas Forrest)
Original Music by
Janet Jackson 
Makeup Department
Kevyn Aucoin .... key makeup artist
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist: Janet Jackson
Sound Department
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Max Horton .... colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Allwork .... Steadicam operator
Matthew Allwork .... camera operator
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator
Ken Delvo .... moving light technician
Barrie Dodd .... camera operator
Sam Drummy .... camera operator
Dave Eastwood .... camera operator
Thomas Geren .... camera operator
Ian Hembury .... camera operator
Jay Kulick .... camera operator
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Kenneth Patterson .... camera operator
Bill Philbin .... camera operator
Phil Piotrowsky .... camera operator
David Plakos .... camera operator
James Ramsay .... camera operator
Matty Randazzo .... video controller
Chuck Reilly .... video controller
Dave Swan .... camera operator
Ron Tufnell .... camera operator
Jerry Watson .... lighting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Jolcuvar .... costume structure designer
Music Department
Rex Salas .... musical director
Other crew
Michael Andrews .... choreographer
Teresa Espinosa .... choreographer
Shawn Esposito .... title designer
Jay Johnson .... transmission
Constance Jolcuvar .... headpiece designer
Tina Landon .... choreographer
Robert Vinson .... choreographer
Keith Winikoff .... technical director
Lynnette Bowers .... special thanks
Dave Brown .... special thanks
Luke Burland .... special thanks
Liz Burns .... special thanks
Chris Covin .... special thanks
Warren Grant .... special thanks
Gregg Harrison .... special thanks
Steve Hodge .... special thanks
Rusty Hooker .... special thanks
Jimmy Jam .... special thanks
Carole Kinzel .... special thanks
Rob Light .... special thanks
John Norman .... special thanks
Dan Parise .... special thanks
Don Passman .... special thanks
Fran Peters .... special thanks
Kathryn Schenker .... special thanks
Brad Wavra .... special thanks
Gillian Zali .... special thanks

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USA:121 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
a slow start good middle section slow end, 22 December 2002
Author: joltjohn from Winnipeg, Canada

As captured during this Madison Square Garden presentation of her Velvet Rope tour this lavish two-hour concert special, originally produced for HBO, offers ample proof of Janet Jackson's fierce ambitions. Whitney, Celine, and Mariah can run circles around her small, sweet voice, but Janet brings a tough, muscular power to her live performances that none of those peers can approach, storming through myriad set and costume changes, and sustaining an aerobic pace through elaborate dance routines. .. This is a spectacular production of lights, dance, energy, and of course Janet's total control of the stage. Janet brings her distinctive vocals, sweet melodies and harder-edged dance rhythms to these songs: Velvet Rope, If, You, Let's Wait Awhile/Again, Control medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done For Me Lately/Nasty/Throb, Escapade medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do [Without You], Alright, I Get Lonely, Anytime Anyplace, Rope Burn, Black Cat, What About, Rhythm Nation, Special, That's the Way Love Goes, Got 'Til It's Gone, Go Deep, Together Again. This show also has Jackson's own flavor of soft-core erotica(the "Rope Burn" sequence, in which an ecstatic male fan is lashed to a chair and gets to watch his favorite sex object pole-dance). and she fronts a formidable battalion of dancers, singers, and musicians to make her points. While it's obvious that the musical performances have been nipped, tucked, and polished to an acceptable sheen, Janet earns her props through sheer willpower. . However as I think Janet Jackson has alot of Energy on stage but I found this show was Borderline on Good&Badl ( i didn't get into the concert until the Jester segment started and it lost me during the final part which started with the song SPECIAL). I Applaud the Energy and Drive She has but Her Vocals don't Hold up for long and Certain Songs work while others don't. Janet's performance was glitzy... but sadly something was missing that final sparkle, advice is puchase Janet's later DVDS... 7/10

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