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Moonwalker (1988) Poster

(1988)

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While filming the scene outside the night club of Brandon Adams dancing, Michael Jackson sat just out of camera range, cracking up uncontrollably.
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After the parody performance of "Bad", Brandon Quintin Adams as Young Michael asks his assistant what his pet monkey Bubbles is wearing, to which he responds "He's wearing a Prince t-shirt and red sneakers". Young Michael says "A Prince T-shirt?" in a confused sarcastic tone, referencing the long great debate on Michael Jackson versus Prince.
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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.
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The car that Michael Jackson turns into during the Smooth Criminal segment is a Bertone-designed concept car called the Lancia Stratos Zero.
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Michael Jackson originally wanted the release the movie in theaters in the United States, but budget problems forced him to make it a straight to video release.
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During the Speed Demon dance off with Spike the rabbit Michael starts spinning and changing into everyone he became during the video, Stop Motion Tina Turner during this spin has her nipples hanging out over her dress.
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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.
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During Speed Demon Michael Jackson turns into Sylvester Stallone, Tina Turner, PeeWee Herman and a generic traffic cop.
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Michael Jackson sings a cover of The Beatles hit song Come Together. Sean Lennon who plays Sean is the son of the late John Lennon.
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The bad guy's name is "Frank Lideo". One of the film's executive producers is Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's long-time manager.
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Dominos Pizza's "The Noid" mascot and Swamp Thing can be seen chasing Michael during the introduction to Speed Demon.
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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.
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In the original version of "Bad", the signs leading to the trains read "To All Trains". In "Badder", the mini version of "Bad" featured in this film, the sign reads "To All Choo-Choos".
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In the "Speed Demon" sequence, the MJ-bunny is chased through a fast food restaurant called Frank in a Box, a nod to Michael Jackson's long-time manager Frank DiLeo.
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The movie's title references "The MoonwalK" which is a dance move made popular by Michael Jackson.
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The film was produced with an intention to be released theatrically in the U.S but it ended up going straight-to-video. However, it was released in theaters internationally.
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