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Moonwalker (1988)

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Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big.

Writers:

Michael Jackson (story), David Newman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jackson ... Michael
Joe Pesci ... Mr. Big
Sean Lennon ... Sean
Kelley Parker ... Katie (as Kellie Parker)
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Zeke (as Brandon Adams)
Jeff Adkins Jeff Adkins ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal") (as Jeffry Adkins)
Patrick Alan Patrick Alan ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Brenda Barrett Brenda Barrett ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Scott Benson Scott Benson ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Bonnie Beutler Bonnie Beutler ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Lindell Blake Lindell Blake ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Kim Blank Kim Blank ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Shelby Brown Shelby Brown ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Geron Canidate Geron Canidate ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Cindera Che ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
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Storyline

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together". Written by Tony Meier

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Taglines:

On his soul, a king of music. On his heart, a king of beats. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson: Moonwalker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It is reported the spontaneous gun shots by Jackson's character after "Smooth Criminal" was improvised by Jackson himself, who used a functional tommy gun and fired blanks to surprise everyone on and off set. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is taking off the rabbit costume, he pulls down the pants and he has no gloves on, although the next thing you see him take off are the gloves. When he takes off the mask, the gloves are back on. He also has no tape around his fingers when he's taking off the costume, but he has it on when he has the dance-off with Spike (the rabbit, come-to-life), although it is on his fingers when he puts the mask with the other clothes. See more »

Quotes

Statue of Liberty: Land of the free, home of the weird.
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Alternate Versions

MTV and VH1 have shown this film many times, and although it isn't a long film they have cut it, specifically the "Smooth Criminal" segment (the showpiece of the film): The dance segment in Club 30's is heavily edited, as is the scene where the kids' dog is returned to them by Michael's manager (leaving one plot question unanswered!) The "Come Together" performance is also shorter. The more recent VH1 Rock and Roll Picture Show airings cut the film down even more, most noticably in the Retrospective sequence. See more »


Soundtracks

Smooth Criminal
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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User Reviews

 
Music and dance
18 September 2001 | by PerdomovieSee all my reviews

If you see this movie, you know you will see an extense video-clip of popular music. But you will find more. Incredible FX, great music and a nice time to enjoy with your kids. If you compare this movie, you have to remember is a pop extravaganza. Clips of "Man In The Mirror", "Leave Me Alone", "Smooth Criminal" and Beatles' "Come Together".


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