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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 (Joe Pesci).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael
... Mr. Big
... Sean
Kellie Parker ... Katie
... Zeke 'Baby Bad' Michael (as Brandon Adams)
Ben Aaron ... Maestro (as Ben Hoag)
... Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Brent Kelly ... Jay O'Connor
Danial Brown
... Asian Madam (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Jose Chaidez
Garland Spencer ... Dancer (segment 'Badder')
D.J. Dellos ... Dancer (segment 'Badder')
Dylan Stewart ... Ellan
Dove Dellos ... Dancer (segment 'Badder')
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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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On his soul, a king of music. On his heart, a king of beats. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros. [Japan]

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Release Date:

29 October 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Badder  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frankie "Mr. Big" LiDeo is never addressed as "Mr. Big", nor referred to by name at all, except when he says his own name because he wants his name to be spelled right. See more »

Goofs

While Michael is performing "Come Together" his white shirt is ripped to his chest, then to his pants, then not ripped at all, then ripped to his pants, and so on throughout the whole performance. See more »

Quotes

Young Michael: What is he wearing?
Agent: A Prince t-shirt and red sneakers.
Young Michael: *Prince* t-shirt?
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Connections

Edited from Michael Jackson: Speed Demon (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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Probably not for the MJ bashers, no, but yes, it's great for us fans!
28 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Actually this movie has silly moments, both in the claymation part and in the Joe Pesci and children part, and it's much worse than other MJ movies like "The Wiz", "Captain Eo" and "Ghosts". But as a die hard Michael Jackson fan since almost eleven years, (Yeah, that's half my life, you guys!), I can't complain too much about it. Just seeing this lovely guy and hearing his wonderful music is a trip to Heaven for me. But as a movie, it's not good at all, and I'm afraid, that it would get a much lower grade for me, if my darling Mike hadn't been the one starring in it. But since no one but Mike IS the moonwalker, it has to get a 7 out of 10 from me.


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