A biographical film on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi (1978), was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking an opponent head-first into the mat. One of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC.Written by
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At the end, the MPAA certificate number is listed as 369,916, which has one digit too many. At the time it should have been near 37,000. See more »
Hello. I am Andy and I would like to thank you for coming to my movie. I wish it was *better*, you know, but... it is so stupid! It's terrible! I do not even like it. All of the most important things in my life are changed around and mixed up for dramatic purposes. So, I decided to cut out all of the baloney! Now the movie is much *shorter*.
In fact, this is the end of the movie. Thank you very much.
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I saw Andy Kaufman open for a long forgotten rock band in the late 70's and he was absolutely horrible. Of course 15,000 heavy metal fans didn't wan't to sit through an opening act let alone a comedian but this guy was awful and was booed for thirty minutes. I admire Foreman and Carrey so I thought I'd learn something in "Man on the Moon", find out why some people thought Kaufman a genius. I learned nothing from this film - especially why all these talented people found this story worth telling. Celebrities have always been quick to drop the label "genius" on each other rendering the word meaningless in America today. I'm so sick of hearing what a "genius" Kaufman was and how people like me just didn't "get" him, tired of hearing how he "bombed on purpose". Kaufman died too early and that is the only compelling part of his story. He wasn't a genius. He wasn't funny. This movie didn't convince me nor explain the reverence. 20 years later I feel exactly the same way I did at that concert - "get off the stage."
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