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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall ()


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A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

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Steven Manning ...
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Joe Vogel ...
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Scott Osborn ...
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Leon Huff ...
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Kenny Gamble ...
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Walter Yetnikoff ...
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Ron Alexenburg ...
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Steve Popovich ...
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John Branca ...
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Bobby Colomby ...
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Jason King ...
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Jonathan Moffett ...
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Fatima Robinson ...
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Karen Langford ...
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Harry Weinger ...
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Steven Ivory ...
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DJ Spinna ...
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Lemon Andersen ...
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Bob Birch ...
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Louis Johnson ...
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Susaye Greene ...
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Larkin Arnold ...
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Dan Beck ...
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Nadia Boulanger ...
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Frankie Crocker ...
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Steve Dahl ...
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Paris Eley ...
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Marvin Gaye III ...
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Dream Hampton ...
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Don Myrick ...
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David Williams ...
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Jackie Wilson ...
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Stephanie Mills ...
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Steve Rubell ...
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Directed by

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Spike Lee

Produced by

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Barrington Giles Kirven ... associate producer (as Barrington G. Kirven)
Heather Parish ... line producer

Cinematography by

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Kerwin DeVonish

Film Editing by

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Ryan Denmark

Editorial Department

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Dylan Ball ... digital intermediate assist
Barry Alexander Brown ... additional editor
Matt Caruso ... digital intermediate producer
Mark Anthony Dellas ... digital intermediate engineer
Christian G. Farfan ... conform editor
Roman Hankewycz ... colorist
David Valdez ... assistant editor
Kevin Vale ... senior digital intermediate producer

Sound Department

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Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lanchel Brutus ... camera operator
Ernest Dickerson Jr. ... camera operator
Wayne A. Goring ... camera operator (as Wayne Goring)
Cinqué Lee ... camera operator
Alex Lim ... additional assistant camera

Music Department

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Craig Huxley ... Producer Synclavier Sound Package, Blaster Beam

Other crew

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Jessica Berman Bogdan ... archival clearances
Cathy Carapella ... archival clearances
Yves Hofer ... Production Coordinator
Jon Marin ... staff: 40 Acres
Tim Merrill ... archival researcher
Eden Marie Picazo ... archivist
Chris Robertson ... archival clearances

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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Michael Jackson. De la Motown a Off the Wall (Spain)
  • Michael Jackson - de unge år (Denmark)
  • Michael Jackson och Off the Wall (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Michael Jackson: Från Motown till Off the Wall (Sweden)
  • Michael Jackson - fra Motown til Off the Wall (Norway)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in Episode #21.60 (2016). See more »
Soundtracks 2, 4, 6, 8 See more »
Crazy Credits John Branca is listed in closing credits twice in a row. See more »

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