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Writer (WGA):
Claudia Salter (written by)
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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
Joey Plager .... executive producer (as Joseph Plager)
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 effects 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
Spyros Poulos .... composer: additional music
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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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: Jehovah's Witnesses also do not refer to their place of worship as a church. The call it a Kingdom Hall.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Banal biopic with a couple of redeeming points, 29 August 2009
Author: sngbrd39 from US

The main word that comes to mind when considering this film is "dodgy". This is a low-quality film biography of one of the most iconic performers of all time. The Gloved One deserved better.

Before getting into the meat of my thoughts on this biopic, I have to say that there are two things I found effective. First was the use of actual fan footage and interviews at certain points in the film, especially in the scenes depicting the first set of child molestation allegations. I feel that this contributed a certain authenticity that was *severely* lacking throughout the rest of the film. Second was the sequence depicting the courtship of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. I will not comment on whether I believe the marriage was a sham, but by many accounts, it was a relationship where care and affection existed between the two parties involved. That really came across in this film; Flex Anderson and Krista Rae had decent enough chemistry to pull it off. These successful points are enough to keep Man in the Mirror away from 1-star status.

That said...there was very little else here that worked. Very few of the actors looked like the people they were supposed to portray, most egregiously those playing Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Jackson, and Diana Ross. Also, the absence of Jackson's music was a huge loss. How can you effectively tell a story about him without his music?? I understand that they were unable to secure the rights to it with this being a low-budget, unauthorized production; it seems, though, that if you can't have the man's music in a film about him, you might as well pack it up and go home, because you're missing out on an extremely important part of his life story.

This film's characterization of Jackson bothered me a little, too. I won't argue that he was troubled and may have been a few fries short of a value meal, but here, he was portrayed as something close to mentally disabled. I don't believe that Jackson, known to have been a shrewd businessman, would have been quite as naive about how the adult world works as he was made out to be in this film.

Finally, the way this film was written was nothing short of disgraceful. Many lines or exchanges of dialogue were either extremely corny, like Michael and Janet's "Tinkerbell" exchange, or nonsensical, like the "Blanket of love" comments made by Michael. Also, the screenwriters don't exactly have a knack for subtlety. There was a lot of telegraphing of upcoming events ("What could possibly go wrong??" sorts of lines) and extremely overt hammering of themes and motifs in the film (if I'd heard the word "believe" one more time...). This is what ultimately hobbled the film as something that could be considered awesomely bad.

Perhaps when we are a few years, or even a decade or three, removed from Jackson's death, someone will be able to bring his story to life in a more deserving film. By that time, we might have a better perspective on his life, and someone will be able to present a truly thoughtful examination of who Michael Jackson really was and what he's meant to the world of entertainment. This very dodgy biopic was not that film.

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