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7 July 2009 (USA) See more »
A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Berkley ... Herself

Kobe Bryant ... Himself

Mariah Carey ... Herself

Berry Gordy ... Himself

Judith Hill ... Herself

Jennifer Hudson ... Herself
Sheila Jackson Lee ... Herself
Giovanni Jackson ... Himself

Jackie Jackson ... Himself

Janet Jackson ... Herself

Jermaine Jackson ... Himself

Jesse Jackson ... Himself

Joe Jackson ... Himself

Katherine Jackson ... Herself

La Toya Jackson ... Herself

Marlon Jackson ... Himself

Paris-Michael K. Jackson ... Herself (as Paris Jackson)

Randy Jackson ... Himself
Rebbie Jackson ... Herself

Tito Jackson ... Himself
Shaheen Jafargholi ... Himself

Magic Johnson ... Himself

Martin Luther King III ... Himself
Bernice King ... Herself
Charles Klapow ... Himself
Caroline Ledgin ... Herself
Trey Lorenz ... Himself

John Mayer ... Himself
Charles McCrary (as Charles B. McCrary)
Prince Michael II ... Himself

Prince Michael ... Himself

Orianthi ... Herself

Kenny Ortega ... Himself

Queen Latifah ... Herself

Usher Raymond ... Himself (as Usher)

Lionel Richie ... Himself

Smokey Robinson ... Himself

Al Sharpton ... Himself

Brooke Shields ... Herself
Lucius Smith ... Himself (as Rev. Lucius Smith)

Tyne Stecklein ... Herself

The McCrarys

Stevie Wonder ... Himself
Arthur Andelson ... Himself - VIP Audience (uncredited)

Corey Feldman ... Himself - VIP Audience (uncredited)

Gladys Knight ... Herself - VIP Audience (uncredited)

Vicki Roberts ... Herself - VIP Audience (uncredited)

Dionne Warwick ... Herself - VIP Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregg Gelfand 
Kenny Ortega (creative director)
Produced by
Renato Basile .... producer
Ken Ehrlich .... executive producer
Ken Ehrlich .... producer
Michael Levitt .... producer
Makeup Department
Lawrence Davis .... hair stylist: Jennifer Hudson
Production Management
Phillip Sino-Cruz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lori Margules .... associate director
Sound Department
Andrew Fletcher .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Darin Haggard .... camera operator
Other crew
Terrill Bazile .... stage manager
Xaque Gruber .... executive assistant
Jennifer Hebert .... talent coordinator
Tom McNulty .... master control operator
Drina Mohacsi .... Audience Coordinator
James Phares .... assistant: Kenny Ortega
Chantel Sausedo .... talent executive
Augie Max Vargas .... script coordinator (as Augie Vargas)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Michael Jackson Memorial Service" - USA (alternative title)
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180 min

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3 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Suspect ending, otherwise great tribute, 23 July 2009
Author: pdelamore from Scotland, United Kingdom

I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning watching Michael Jackson's memorial. It was very hard to look away from it despite my tiredness. There were many worthy performances. My favourites included Stevie Wonder's performance, John Mayer's version of 'Human Nature' (a favourite) and 'Smile' by Jermaine Jackson.

You could really feel what everyone was going through on-stage, off-stage and around the world.

Marlon Jackson's emotional speech at the end was beautiful. While not a religious person, it was clear how genuine he was being. That was contrasted by Paris' (MJ's daughter) speech. She seemed to be forced into saying those words. I feel for her, but it seemed so fake. This tarnished an otherwise great memorial. RIP Michael.

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