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This Is It (2009)

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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

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Kenny Ortega
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Al ... Himself
Alexandra Apjarova ... Herself
Nick Bass Nick Bass ... Himself
Michael Bearden ... Himself
Irina Brecher Irina Brecher ... Herself
Daniel Celebre Daniel Celebre ... Himself
Mekia Cox ... Herself
Miles Faber ... Dancer at the Audition
Chris Grant Chris Grant ... Himself
Misha Gabriel Hamilton ... Himself
Judith Hill ... Herself
Dorian Holley Dorian Holley ... Himself
Shannon Holtzapffel ... Dancer
Devin Jamieson Devin Jamieson ... Himself
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Storyline

In the weeks before his death, Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was rehearsing a show, "This Is It," that was to open in July. This film begins with a few of the auditioning dancers speaking to the camera about why they're trying out and what Jackson means to them. Then we plunge into rehearsals at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The film is arranged by musical number with pre-recorded material and footage from Jackson's various rehearsals edited together to take us through what would have been the concert's set list. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Discover The Man You Never Knew See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson's This Is It See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,234,394, 1 November 2009

Gross USA:

$72,091,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,183,588
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The concert was supposed to be in full 3D experience that was to be displayed in full jumbo LED screen. These works can be seen during Thriller, Smooth Criminal and Earth Song. See more »

Quotes

Michael Jackson: [Discussing a problem with his ear piece] It's like someone's shoving their fist in my ear!
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Crazy Credits

Additional Thanks to The Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Worldwide and everyone involved in the development and creation of "This Is It" See more »

Connections

Edited from Tokyo Joe (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Written by Michael Jackson and Randy Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Great movie ... Hats off to MJ
27 October 2009 | by raman_aroraSee all my reviews

Just came back from screening of this movie.

I went with very low expectation but it was really great movie. Lots of MJ songs and practice sessions.

His female guitarist was out of the world, simply superb.

I wish they had shown or MJ has performed some more of his stunts (moon walk, dance stunts etc etc)... so deducted 1 star for this...

MJ was so humble, I dint expect that from such a big start... I m really impressed with his behavior towards his troop :) I m not a big MJ fan.. and I was totally amazed by editing and quality of movie... I m pretty sure MJ fans would love this....

Hats off to MJ ... RIP....


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