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Release Date:
16 May 1983 (USA) See more »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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stunning show See more (2 total) »

Cast

 

Adam Ant ... Himself

Nick Ashford ... Himself (as Ashford & Simpson)
Florence Ballard ... Herself (Supremes member) (archive footage)
Renaldo Benson ... Himself
Cindy Birdsong ... Herself (Supremes member)

Dick Clark ... Himself
Bunny DeBarge ... Herself

El DeBarge ... Himself
James DeBarge ... Himself
Mark DeBarge ... Himself
Randy DeBarge ... Himself
Dennis Edwards ... Himself (Temptations member)
Abdul 'Duke' Fakir ... Himself

José Feliciano ... Himself
Melvin Franklin ... Himself (Temptations member)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself

Berry Gordy ... Himself

Howard Hesseman ... Johnny Caravella (Doctor Johnny Fever)

Jackie Jackson ... Himself

Marlon Jackson ... Himself

Michael Jackson ... Himself

Randy Jackson ... Himself

Tito Jackson ... Himself

Jermaine Jacksun ... Himself (as Jermaine Jackson)

Rick James ... Himself
Eddie Kendricks ... Himself (Temptations member / solo artist) (archive footage)
William King ... Himself
Ronald LePread ... Himself
Thomas McClary ... Himself
Warren Moore ... Himself (Miracles member)
John Moschitta Jr. ... Himself
Walter Orange ... Himself
Lawrence Payton ... Himself

Richard Pryor ... Himself / Host

Martha Reeves ... Herself

Tim Reid ... Gordon Sims (Venus Flytrap)

Lionel Richie ... Himself
Claudette Robinson ... Herself (Miracles member)

Smokey Robinson ... Himself
Bobby Rogers ... Himself (Miracles member)
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself

Diana Ross ... Herself
David Ruffin ... Himself (Temptations member / solo artist) (archive footage)
Valerie Simpson ... Herself (as Ashford & Simpson)
Richard Street ... Himself (Temptations member)
Levi Stubbs ... Himself
Tammi Terrell ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron Tyson ... Himself (Temptations member)
Junior Walker ... Himself
Mary Wells ... Herself
Ronnie White ... Himself (Miracles member)

Billy Dee Williams ... Himself
Milan Williams ... Himself (as The Commodores)
Otis Williams ... Himself (Temptations member)
Paul Williams ... Himself (Temptations member) (archive footage)

Mary Wilson ... Herself (Supremes member)

Stevie Wonder ... Himself
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Directed by
Don Mischer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suzanne De Passe 
Buz Kohan 
Ruth Adkins Robinson  (as Ruth Robinson)

Produced by
Suzanne Coston .... producer
Suzanne De Passe .... executive producer
Buz Kohan .... producer
Don Mischer .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Danny White 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Keene 
 
Makeup Department
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist
 
Sound Department
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound recordist
Allan Kaufman .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Cook .... camera operator
John Freschi .... lighting director
Thomas Geren .... camera operator (as Tom Geren)
Larry Heider .... camera operator
Bob Keys .... camera operator (as Robert Keys)
David Levisohn .... camera operator (as Dave Levisohn)
Wayne Orr .... camera operator
Kenneth Patterson .... camera operator (as Ken Patterson)
Ron Sheldon .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Bernard F. Basley .... stage manager
Gene Crowe .... technical director
Vince Poxon .... stage manager
Simone Sheffield .... talent executive
Stephen Tenace .... cue cards
Lester Wilson .... choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Motown 25" - USA (short title)
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130 min
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Did You Know?

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This special gave us the debut performance of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" as he sang "Billie Jean".See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
stunning show, 17 February 2002
Author: liberian_girl from Birmingham, England

In thought this show was so brilliant, the performers were really great and I still enjoy watching the performers, but the performance that I enjoyed most would have to be Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. I loved the moonwalk and his dancing was superb as usual.

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