Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 30, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Outtakes
    • Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Featurettes
      2. "On the Moon: Behind the Moonlight"
      3. "Spotlight on Location: The Making Of MAN ON THE MOON"
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Previews
    • Music Video:
      1. R.E.M. - "Man on the Moon"
      2. R.E.M. - "The Great Beyond"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Hidden Features
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies: Andy Kaufman - Subject

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Music by
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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 06/02/2000
"...Carrey scores mightily in an eerily spectacular make-or-break performance that nails the public persona of [Andy Kaufman]..."
Variety -
"...[Carrey gives] a virtuoso turn that unerringly captures the behavioral quirkiness and disquieting vacantness of the man he's portraying..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 02/??/2000
"[Carrey gives] a dazzling performance that maintains its intensity throughout..."
Premiere - 07/01/2000
"...[See] it for Carrey's creepy impersonation act..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 02/01/2000
"...It is a fascinating, whirlwind tour through the life of a true Hollywood enigma....The film does offer an illuminating dissection of Kaufman's comedic style and philosophy..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/22/1999
"...Carrey is a major fan and seems to have an intuitive understanding of his bizarre subject. His performance is a brilliant, almost terrifying impersonation..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/22/1999
"...What is most wonderful about MAN ON THE MOON, a very good film, is that it remains true to Kaufman's stubborn vision....The film has a heroic performance from Jim Carrey..."

Product Description:

In a remarkable and touching performance, Jim Carrey tones down his usual idiosyncrasies to play late avant garde comedian Andy Kaufman in MAN ON THE MOON. In life, Kaufman was a complex, controversial, and, at times, insane performer, and Carrey captures this, as well as the subtle nuances of his more toned-down private life. Director Milos Forman stages faithful recreations of Kaufman's pranks, method-like immersion in characters, and even scenes from TAXI, the hit TV show that made him a star, but also follows the comedian through his tragic diagnosis with cancer and his loving relationship with his girlfriend Lynne Margulies (Courtney Love). Danny DeVito, Kaufman's real-life TAXI co-star, plays George Shapiro, the manager who discovers him and is willing to put up with all his antics, acknowledging Andy's wry genius. Along the way on his self-made rocky road of stardom, Kaufman reinvents himself as a foreign man who mangles jokes, and as Elvis; lip-syncs the MIGHTY MOUSE cartoon theme after a full minute of dead air time on Saturday Night Live; becomes a "professional" wrestler, and subsequently manages to sabotage his TV career. The supporting cast in MAN ON THE MOON is excellent, including Paul Giamatti has his comedic partner-in-crime, and many members of the real cast of TAXI.


Production Notes:

  • The title MAN ON THE MOON refers to an R.E.M. song about Andy Kaufman from the album AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE.
  • Director Forman could not decide between Edward Norton and Jim Carrey for the lead role, so he left it up to the studio.
  • Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman were both born on January 17.
  • The role of Andy's sister, Carol Kaufman, was played by Andy's granddaughter, Brittany Colonna.
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  • Sales Rank: 61,516
  • UPC: 025192072024
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