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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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An Adventure Movie Like No Other. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Biff and Buddy, the two obese twins, are based on two real life motorbike riding twin brothers Billy and Benny "The McGuire Twins", who made their living performing stunt shows and held the world record for the fattest twins. 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

Biker Geek #1: [they see Michael] Look, Biff, there he is. How about an autograph?
Biker Geek #2: Will you autograph my tummy? What's the matter, you got no pen?
Biker Geek #1Biker Geek #2: Let's get him.
[they chase Michael]
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray releases cut shots of Frankie Lideo slapping Katie and threatening to inject her with "drugs". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Percy tårar (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Smooth Criminal
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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User Reviews

Not a movie really, but worth taking a look
30 July 2004 | by HAL9000-11See 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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