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The Making of 'Thriller' (1983)

From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

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Jerry Kramer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Jackson ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Rick Baker ... Himself - Monster Maker
Kelly Kimball Kelly Kimball ... Herself - Co-designer
Michael Peters Michael Peters ... Himself - Choreographer
Ola Ray ... Herself
George Folsey Jr. George Folsey Jr. ... Himself
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From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Making of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Optimum Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Off The Wall
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Epic Records
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The coolest music video in history!!
4 August 2002 | by KristineSee all my reviews

I have seen the video Thriller a million times and heard it a million times, I'm still not sick of it! I knew the dances since I could crawl. And let's face it, Michael maybe weird, but he his the KING OF POP!!! And probaly the KING OF DANCE!!! He is so awesome. And this music video was a big break through that would define the way we look at music videos. To John Landis, YOU RULE!!! And Michael, you are the best!

10/10

P.S. GET THIS VIDEO! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!


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