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Bad 25 -- Watch the TV spot for Bad 25, Spike Lee's documentary on the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's landmark record.


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Release Date:
19 October 2012 (USA) See more »
A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

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

Glen Ballard ... Himself
John Barnes ... Himself
Jennifer Batten ... Herself (archive footage)

Justin Bieber ... Himself
Jim Blashfield ... Himself
John Branca ... Himself

Miko C. Brando ... Himself

Chris Brown ... Himself
Ollie E. Brown ... Himself

Gregg Burge ... Himself (archive footage)

Mariah Carey ... Herself
Colin Chilvers ... Himself
Andraé Crouch ... Himself

Sheryl Crow ... Herself
Jeffrey Daniel ... Himself
Matt Forger ... Himself

Siedah Garrett ... Herself
Nelson George ... Himself

CeeLo Green ... Himself (as Cee-Lo)

Andre Harrell ... Himself
Jerry Hey ... Himself

Whitney Houston ... Herself (archive footage)

Jermaine Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)

Quincy Jones ... Himself
Jerry Kramer ... Himself
Karen Langford ... Herself

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)

Vincent Paterson ... Himself

Greg Phillinganes ... Himself

Richard Price ... Himself

Princess Diana ... Herself (archive footage)

Joe Pytka ... Himself

Usher Raymond ... Himself (as Usher)

L.A. Reid ... Himself (as Antonio Reid)
Seth Riggs ... Himself
John Robinson ... Himself

Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Danyel Smith ... Herself
Larry Stessel ... Himself
Steve Stevens ... Himself

Bruce Swedien ... Himself

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself
Tatiana Thumbtzen ... Herself

Will Vinton ... Himself
Joe Vogel ... Himself

Kanye West ... Himself
Walter Yetnikoff ... Himself

Directed by
Spike Lee 
Produced by
John Branca .... executive producer
John McClain .... executive producer
L.A. Reid .... co-executive producer (as Antonio Reid)
Cinematography by
Kerwin DeVonish 
Film Editing by
Barry Alexander Brown 
Sound Department
Stuart Deutsch .... production sound mixer
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Paul Hsu .... re-recording mixer
Reza Moosavi .... production sound mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Michael E. Wood .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Marq Edwards .... first assistant camera
Freddy A. Fernandez .... second assistant camera (as Freddy Fernandez)
ManSee Kong .... assistant camera
Cinqué Lee .... camera operator
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw .... cinematographer: Los Angeles unit
Von Thomas .... digital imaging technician & dallies colorist: first unit
Editorial Department
Allie Ames .... assistant conform editor
Dyani Douze .... editorial apprentice
Ryan McMahon .... supervising conform editor
Benjamin Murray .... colorist
Richie Roefaro .... post-production assistant
Michael E. Wood .... assistant editor
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor (uncredited)
Kettie Jean .... editorial intern (uncredited)
Music Department
Craig Huxley .... Producer Synclavier Sound Package, synth, Blaster Beam
Other crew
Judy Aley .... archival research and clearances
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Ernest Dickerson Jr. .... production assistant
Yves Hofer .... key production assistant: Los Angeles
Kettie Jean .... research intern
Jason Lampkin .... administrative supervisor
Tim Merrill .... archival researcher
Thessa Mooij .... festival publicist
Laila Petrone .... key production assistant: Los Angeles
Eden Marie Picazo .... archival researcher
Erena Willis .... production assistant (2012)
Robert Zimmerman .... original behind the scenes footage cinematography by
Jeff Jampol .... special thanks

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123 min (Venice Film Festival) | Canada:131 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (film festival rating) | USA:Not Rated

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It's Bad!, 29 November 2012
Author: ahmed nabil from Wherever

It's a nice documentary for Michael Jackson fans who never get enough from this man, there's a lot of unreleased rehearsal and Behind the scenes videos you've never seen before. the best part of the movie was that one about the way you make me feel I really loved it, the least was smooth criminal part, they presented the lyrics as meaningless crab, the short film as a reidea, something that I completely disagree. These particular hit and short film took Michael's popularity to a whole new range around the globe, maybe it didn't make it in US but it was the most international single from the album. I first know about Michael from this short film. for people just curious about how Michael's music process goes, I recommend This is it than BAD25. Maybe I'm a little bit overrating but I give 10 stars for this doc.. Its celebrating a 10 star album, and the all time king of stars :)

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