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Writer (WGA):
Claudia Salter (written by)
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Release Date:
6 August 2004 (USA) See more »
Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Flex Alexander ... Michael Jackson

Eugene Clark ... Bobby

Amy Sloan ... Holly
Krista Rae ... Lisa Marie
Patricia Idlette ... Kat
Lynne Cormack ... Liz
Brendan Prost ... Manny

Peter Onorati ... Ziggy

April Telek ... Debbie (as April Amber Telek)

Robert Seeliger ... Holly's Producer
Steven Saunders ... Sara's Son

Barbara Mamabolo ... Janet
Roxanne Wong ... Rebecca

David LeReaney ... Jack

Daniel Libman ... Dr. Goodman (as Dan Libman)
Frederic Tucker ... Joe (as Fred Tucker)
Aidan Wilks ... David
Marlene Saunders ... Sara
Michael Tod ... Sick Boy

Brooklynn Proulx ... Paris

Greg Lawson ... Old Detective #1
William S. Taylor ... Johnny Cochran (as William Taylor)
Marty Antonini ... Old Detective #2 (as Marti Antoni)
Kurtis Sanheim ... Young Detective (as Kurtis Sandheim)

Brennan Gademans ... Young Michael (as Brennan Paul Gademans)

Jason Griffith ... Jermaine (as Jase Anthony Griffith)

Gerrick Winston ... Tito

Tom Carey ... Director - Pepsi Commercial
Lou Poulos ... Gardner

Jesse Lipscombe ... James

Brian Martell ... Thomas (as Brian Martel)
Stephen Hair ... Elder #1
David Joseph ... Fake Michael - Mexican
Brian Copping ... Elder #2
Frank Takacs ... Mr. Jay
Keith White ... Butler
Samantha Kaine ... Diana Ross (as Samantha Banton)
Hugh Delaney ... Judge

Jacey Mah ... Junkie (as Jacey Ma)
Talon Dunbar ... Little Boy (as Talon Ryan Dunbar)
Carrie Schiffler ... Surgeon
Theresa Browning ... Woman of the House
Fernando Arbelaez ... Judge - Dominican
Denise Willis-Jones ... Mrs. Jay

Peter Skagen ... Attorney
Cedric De Souza ... Bashir (as Cedric DeSouza)
Suzanne Delaney ... Sick Boy's Mother

Connor Schmidt ... Lisa's Boy
Keanna Dubé ... Lisa's Daughter (as Keanna Dube)
Connor Robinson ... Prince #1
Ron Carothers ... Elder #3 (as Ron Corothers)

Jameson Trenholm ... Junkie #2 (as JamesonTrenholm)
Reamonn Joshee ... Junkie #1 (as Roamonn Joshee)
Jeff Scott ... Stage Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Farkas ... Male Dancer
Madison Lindstrom ... Baseball Girl
Chad Riley ... Dance Crew Member
Linda Kee ... Nanny (uncredited)
Duncan Pattillo ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Troy Rudolph ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Chris Scheuerman ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Moyle 
Writing credits
Claudia Salter (written by)

Produced by
Michael Frislev .... producer
Jon Katzman .... executive producer
Jeff Lynas .... associate producer
John Morayniss .... executive producer
Chad Oakes .... producer
Joseph Plager .... executive producer
Christine Shipton .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bruce Leitl 
Cinematography by
David Greene (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bridget Durnford 
Casting by
Stacy Alexander  (as Stacey Alexander)
Jackie Lind 
Production Design by
John Blackie 
Set Decoration by
Linda Williams 
Costume Design by
Linda Kemp  (as Linda Camp)
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... makeup artist: Flex Alexander (as Pamela Athayde)
Caroline Dehner .... hair designer
Tania El Zahr .... makeup artist
Joel Harlow .... makeup consultant
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup consultant
Cathy Olshaski .... assistant hair stylist
Joanne Preece .... assistant makeup artist
Debbie Vandelaar .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard J. Anobile .... post-production supervisor
Chris Danton .... production manager (as Christopher J. Danton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Burnett .... third assistant director
Jesse Cooper .... assistant director
Gerry Dubbin .... splinter unit director
Ehud Ellman .... first assistant director
Troy Rudolph .... trainee assistant director
Karen Sowiak .... second assistant director
Craig Wallace .... splinter unit director
Art Department
Tara Bartlette .... buyer
Daria Belkov .... on-set dresser
Doug Blackie .... co-property master
Michelle Kearns .... set dresser
Brian Kent .... co-property master
Andrew MacDonald .... set dresser
Erin Olinger .... assistant art director (as Erin Garson)
Shelly Schwieder .... lead dresser
Landin Walsh .... set dresser
Kimberley Zaharko .... assistant art director (as Kim Zaharko)
Sound Department
Per Asplund .... sound mixer
Richard Calistan .... adr editor
Richard Calistan .... adr recordist
Garrell Clark .... cable puller (as Gerry Clark)
Garrell Clark .... second boom (as Gerry Clark)
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Marvyn Dennis .... dialogue editor
Alfie DiPucchio .... adr assistant (as Alfie DiPuchio)
Jim Eustace .... foley assistant
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stephen Foster)
Rob Hegedus .... dialogue editor (as Robert 'Radar' Hegedus)
Rob Hegedus .... supervising sound editor (as Robert 'Radar' Hegedus)
Kevin Howard .... sound designer
Kevin Howard .... supervising sound editor
John Laing .... sound effects editor
John Loranger .... first assistant sound editor
Jason MacNeill .... first assistant sound editor
Eliah Matthew .... boom operator
Giancarlo Petroni .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sievert .... foley artist
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Paul Williamson .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Leo Wieser .... special effects coordinator
Leo Wieser .... special effects supervisor
Nicki Cammaert .... stunt actor: Girl #1 (as Nikki Cammart)
Tom Eirikson .... stunt coordinator
Billie Fortier .... stunt actor: Girl #2 (as Billy Sue Fortier)
Skylar Mantler .... stunt actor: Girl #3
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adshead .... key grip (as John Ashead)
Blair Bourque .... grip: splinter unit
Jarrett Craig .... first assistant camera: splinter unit
Derek Fyfe .... first assistant camera
Dennis Head .... generator operator
Deborah Heslop .... camera trainee
Chris Kosloski .... grip
Chris Large .... still photographer
Corey Lee .... best boy grip
Mick Lipohar .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Keith Marion .... electrician
Ian Matheson .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Rik Milner .... grip (as Rik Milnar)
Curtis Otte .... electrician
Hiram Schmerer .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Christopher G. Sprague .... gaffer (as Chris Sprauge)
Susan Strembitsky .... second assistant camera
Rob Turko .... best boy electric
Landin Walsh .... lamp operator
Richard Wilmot .... camera operator: "a" camera
Craig Wrobleski .... camera operator: "b" camera
Craig Wrobleski .... director of photography: second unit
Animation Department
Jayson Whitmore .... animator: main title animation
Casting Department
Curtis Cripps .... extras casting assistant
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mads Ascanius .... cutter
Colleen Bryant .... set supervisor
Gaylene Fisher .... extras costumer
Stacey Frislew .... costume buyer (as Stacey Frislev)
Debi Miller .... costume truck supervisor (as Debra Miller)
Kathleen Morley .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brian Lovery .... dailies colorist
Douglas Piepgrass .... first assistant editor (as Doug Piepgrass)
Adrian Saywell .... telecine assistant
Music Department
Andrea Higgins .... music supervisor
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Grant Bassingthwhite .... driver: honeywagon #2 (as Grant Bassingthwaithe)
Mel Brown .... driver: cable truck
Perry Burrell .... driver: cast
Jim Estrick .... driver: fuel truck (as Tim Estrick)
Mark Jones .... driver: camera truck
Sergio Lever .... driver: honeywagon #1
Rick Martini .... driver: grip truck
Ralph McCoy .... transportation coordinator
Lynn Patterson .... driver: cast
Rene A. Poissant .... driver: set dec truck (as Rene Poissant)
Bobbi June Radford .... transportation captain (as Bobbie-June Radford)
Tom Robertson .... driver: props/set dec
Jackie Simpson .... driver: star trailer
Rob Tucker .... driver: cast
Other crew
Colin Allen .... location production assistant
Pia Athayde .... production accountant
Jay Daniel Beechinor .... assistant: M. Frislev/C. Oakes (as Jay Beechinor)
Shari Cohen .... completion guarantee: Film Finances Canada
Gerry Dubbin .... assistant: Allan Moyle
Kari Dunlop .... vice president: Everything
Christopher Lawrence Evans .... production assistant
Sean Finnan .... location production assistant
Annette Grot .... production financing: Lewis Horowitz Organization
Peter Gurr .... security
Jill Heather .... production coordinator
Deborah Heslop .... assistant to producers: pre-production
Edsel Hilchie .... location manager
Ed Huery .... assistant location manager
Jesse D. Ikeman .... consultant
Gordon Imlach .... publicist
Shirley Irvine .... craft service
Shirley Irvine .... first aid
Scott Kennedy .... completion guarantee: Film Finances Canada
Matthieu Leblan .... main title design (as Matt Leblan)
Joanne Levy .... executive: Craig Media, Inc.
Kara Lindquist .... assistant: John Morayniss
Elizabeth Madariaga .... assistant: John Morayniss
Nancy Joy McDonald .... script supervisor (as Nancy McDonald)
Brock McPherson .... location production assistant
Patrick Moss .... assistant: Joseph Plager
Samantha Nottingham-Carew .... accounting assistant
Samantha Nottingham-Carew .... post-production accountant
Jennifer Omoth .... payroll
John Robinson .... business & legal affairs: production
Sheena Ross .... assistant production coordinator
Sherrie Scherger .... choreographer
Chris Scheuerman .... script supervisor: splinter unit
John Yarmchuck .... trainee production coordinator (as John Yarmchuk)
Jessica Bursi .... special thanks
Melissa Cobb .... special thanks
Jed Elinoff .... special thanks
Shannon Horan .... special thanks
Larry Madaras .... special thanks
Liz Skoler .... special thanks
Scott Thomas .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements
87 min
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Did You Know?

The cast credits at the end of the film list Jeff Scott as having played the Stage Manager. In reality, Scott was unable to fulfill the requirements of the role, and Trainee Assistant Director Troy Rudolph was chosen to replace him at the last minute.See more »
Factual errors: Katherine Jackson has a limp from polio, yet in the movie she walks perfectly.See more »
Michael Jackson:[Having just dangled his baby out the window] I just wanted to share Blanket with the World.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Thriller (1983) (TV)See more »
She Had A BoyfriendSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
As good as you'd expect a TV movie to be, 6 January 2008
Author: D_Burke from United States

This movie is like so many biopic TV movies I have seen: formulaic, exaggerating, poorly acted, and most importantly, happening too soon.

What I mean by that is the movie was filmed and, for that matter, aired before Michael Jackson's acquittal from his child molestation charges, which I think was one of the most significant periods of Jackson's life and career so far. It probably would have made a great ending to this docu-drama. However, this movie already bites off more than it can chew, cramming too many details in this overly ambitious project.

It's no doubt that Michael Jackson has led perhaps the most interesting life so far of any musician, let alone modern day pop star, to date, and his story would probably take six Behind The Music specials to tell accurately. This movie tried to tell too much in three hours, and needless to say, it failed.

Flex Alexander did what he could in playing Jackson, but he came off more like an SNL caricature by the likes of Tim Meadows and Amy Poehler. It would admittedly be pretty hard to find someone who accurately portrays Jackson without meeting with the King of Pop himself and studying his methods of madness. On a shoestring budget, though, one can only depend on what they see in the tabloids, and those do not necessarily give an accurate representation.

Furthermore, the director's efforts to make Alexander look like Jackson are completely foolish. The Caucasian makeup on Alexander's face makes him look more like a reverse minstrel show, and everyone who has been in a grocery store knows that Jackson's nose is not as big as Alexander's. It's also amazing to me that the film documents Jackson going under the knife to get cosmetic surgery, yet in the next scene, Alexander still has the same size nose. This kind of suspension of disbelief that the director expects can't hold up to TV viewers in the 21st century.

It was even more distracting when footage of the real Michael Jackson (i.e. the time he hung his infant child over a balcony in Germany) was interspersed into the movie in real time. It was a nice try, but it just didn't work.

If this movie as it is was released into theaters, it would gain a profit only because of its tackiness. It even pales in comparison to "Mommie Dearest", and that's saying a lot. Above all, this was a movie that was probably rushed into making, like many TV movies that aren't on HBO. It could have been done a lot better if it had just told of one aspect of Jackson's life. Even if it just covered the child molestation allegations, it probably would have been done a lot better and would have even been more intriguing.

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