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Ed Wood (1994)

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Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of support.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ed Wood
... Bela Lugosi
... Dolores Fuller
... Kathy O'Hara
... Criswell
... Reverend Lemon
... Orson Welles
... Bunny Breckinridge
... Georgie Weiss
... Paul Marco
... Conrad Brooks
... Vampira
... Tor Johnson
... Loretta King
Clive Rosengren ... Ed Reynolds
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Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Edward D. Wood Jr. is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films. Written by Jwelch5742

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Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness. See more »


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Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,900,000, 2 October 1994

Gross USA:

$5,887,457
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Trivia

In the scene, when Lugosi appears on the television show playing Dracula, the comic in the skit (played by Bobby Slayton) was probably based on Huntz Hall. See more »

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"Que, Sera, Sera" is played at the wrap party; that song did not come out until 1956. See more »

Quotes

Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Boy, Mr. Lugosi, you must lead such an exciting life! When is your next picture coming out?
Bela Lugosi: I have no next picture.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: You gotta be joking, a great star like you? You must have dozens of them lined up!
Bela Lugosi: Back in the old days, yes... Now, no one gives two fucks for Bela.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: But you're a big star!
Bela Lugosi: No more. I haven't worked in four years. This business, this town, it chews you up, then spits you out.
[pauses]
Bela Lugosi: I'm just an ex-boogeyman.
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Crazy Credits

The lightning bolt in the Touchstone logo appears after the logo is struck by lightning. See more »


Soundtracks

BUNNY HOP
Written by Ray Anthony and Leonard Auletti
Performed by John Keating
Courtesy of Gateway Records
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Nice to meet you Mr. Wood
24 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is a well known fact by now that Johnny Depp is a subtle, tender, beautiful force of nature. Tim Burton has been able to create universes that Johnny Depp can inhabit with the strange naturalness of someone who belongs. "Ed Wood" is the ultimate demonstration of that theory. You're introduced to the world of someone who appears almost a figment of someone's imagination to realise that there is something of him in you and me. What is incredible is that the realisation comes hand in hand with a personal discovery. That funny weird kid represents more than something but the best of you and me. Angora sweaters and childish dreams. The purity of an artist with a talent that is concentrated in his heart. Remember the Salieri of "Amadeus" torturing himself cursing God for giving him the gift of recognising the talent in others without having any of his own. Ed Wood, as told by Burton and Depp, is so far away from that pathology that to watch his films after having met him with Johnny's face is an entirely different experience. Everything makes sense. Strangely enough (or not) "Ed Wood" died at the box office but as it happens more often than not, "Ed Wood" is more alive today than many of the greatest moneymakers of all time. Yes, that business of time never fails. Greatness prevails.


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