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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 (as Brandon Adams)
Jeff Adkins ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal") (as Jeffry Adkins)
Patrick Alan ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Brenda Barrett ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Scott Benson ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Bonnie Beutler ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Lindell Blake ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Kim Blank ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Shelby Brown ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
Geron Canidate ... Dancer (segment "Smooth Criminal")
... 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 »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During Speed Demon Michael Jackson turns into Sylvester Stallone, Tina Turner, PeeWee Herman and a generic traffic cop. 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

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

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Pagemaster (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are the World
Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Performed by USA for Africa
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User Reviews

Not a movie really, but worth taking a look
30 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

It is very ridiculous that they have tried to force this flick into having a plot. I mean the bit in the middle with Joe Pesci as the bad guy, and Michael Jackson as the hero, is so absurd.

But the collection of video clips, live performances, and montages is great ! good music for sure !

I like the fact that in the F.X. shots, so many different techniques are used. Some look really unsophisticated. But others are just so great (even by today´s standards, remember this is a 16 year old movie)... i mean the sequence were M.J. turns himself into some kind of robot, and then into some sort of spaceship is breathtaking.

I also like M.J.'s version of "come together" (Beatles original)


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