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Man on the Moon R

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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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Directed by
Edited by , &
Music by
Screenwriting by &
Cameo: , , , , , , &
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 120


User Ratings: 94,134
Rating: 4/5 -- Entertaining biopic has strong language, brief nudity. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 20, 2019
We're constantly kept guessing as to what's real or false. Intriguing. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
...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...
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 22, 1999
I really do feel Jim Carey deserved at least an Oscar nomination for his performance...Man on the Moon is fascinating, really well acted and really well directed. Full Review
Jan 22, 2018
The main problem with this film though is the running time -- it's too short. Full Review
Dark Horizons
Jan 15, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Carrey gets inside Kaufman's skin. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
...Carrey scores mightily in an eerily spectacular make-or-break performance that nails the public persona of [Andy Kaufman]...
USA Today
Jun 2, 2000

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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 35,930
  • UPC: 025192072024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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