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Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988)

A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1988 hit single "Smooth Criminal."

Director:

Colin Chilvers
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Jackson ... Michael
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Zeke
Kelley Parker ... Katie (as Kellie Parker)
Sean Lennon ... Sean
Cindera Che ... Asian Madam
Tina Landon ... Dancer
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Storyline

In early 1989, the musical film "Moonwalker" with Jackson in the title role was released. The episode "Smooth Criminal", directed by Colin Chilvers, was the basis of the story line of the tape. Two mounted shortened versions of the episode became video clips for the song. In the video, the singer demonstrated several elements that became his business cards: "anti-gravity slope," finger-stitched fingers and a bandage on his sleeve. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Short | Music

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Trivia

Out of all the videos he's done Michael has said this is one of his favorites and he gets more praise for this video than any other as stated in the home movies of Michael Jackson See more »

Alternate Versions

Single version - This unreleased version is edited to be in sync with the single mix taken from the "Smooth Criminal" single released October 24, 1988. It excludes the added lyric and interlude. This video is four minutes and three seconds long. It is considered an MTV Base video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Good Morning Orlando (2015) See more »

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Perfect. Could not have been better
25 May 2018 | by ninagold-40894See all my reviews

Is this the single greatest video of all time. It sure as hell is. Every minute of this short film is a masterpiece. From the set, clothes, dancing and how the video was shoot. 10 out of 10

A classic timeless video. You will never get tired of watching. Incredible.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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