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Man on the Moon

6.9
20,007
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Original title
Man on the Moon
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Music
R.E.M.
Cinematography
Anastas N. Michos
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-Germany; Mutual Film Company / Universal Pictures / Jersey Films / Cinehaus-Shapiro / West Productions
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Biography. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on "Taxi," was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking a guy head-first into the mat. In one of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on "The Late Show with David Letterman," got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC.
Awards
2000: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Director
1999: Golden Globe: Best Actor of Comedy. Nominated for Best Movie Comedy
1999: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1999: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Jim Carrey)
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