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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).

Writers:

Michael Jackson (story), David Newman (screenplay)
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jackson ... Michael
Joe Pesci ... Mr. Big
Sean Lennon ... Sean
Kellie Parker Kellie Parker ... Katie
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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Robot... Super Car... Spaceship... Star... A Superstar... Megastar... 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:

29 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Badder See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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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

The movie's title references "The MoonwalK" which is a dance move made popular by Michael Jackson. 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

[Michael Jackson and his bodyguards exit out of the soundstage, now morphed into adult towards the tour tramcar]
Timmy: [shocked] Oh! Oh, look, look, Grammy.
[stutters as he is pointing]
Timmy: It's-Its M-M-M-Mi-Mi-MI-It's M-M-Mi-Mi-i...
Grandma: Mantovani?
Timmy: No.
[screams]
Timmy: MICHAEL JACKSON!
[Grandma screaming]
Tour Group: MICHAEL JACKSON?
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Soundtracks

Thriller
Written by Rod Temperton
Performed by Michael Jackson
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My favorite Michael Jackson Movie
14 January 2007 | by blkbuttastarSee all my reviews

I've loved this movie ever since it first came out. I was about nine years old, and now I'm 27. I remember playing the video game on Sega Genisis. I had so much fun, I would love to show my son this movie. He likes Michael Jackson as well and I know he will love this movie just as I did when I was a kid. Even though he's much younger than I was when I first saw it. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD! I hope it comes out on DVD! Please let it come out on DVD!! I'm dying to see it again!!! Well that is my comment I hope that one day soon I'll get to view this movie again. I love all of the videos in this movie. My favorite mini-video is Badder!


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