Man On The Moon
Universal Studios (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Biography
In Collection
118 mins

Jim Carrey Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
Gerry Becker Stanley Kaufman
Courtney Love Lynne Margulies
Danny DeVito George Shapiro
Paul Giamatti Bob Zmuda
Vincent Schiavelli Maynard Smith
Greyson Erik Pendry Little Michael Kaufman
Brittany Colonna Baby Carol Kaufman
Leslie Lyles Janice Kaufman
Bobby Boriello Little Andy Kaufman
George Shapiro Mr. Besserman

Director Milos Forman
Producer Michael Shamberg
Danny DeVito
Writer Scott Alexander
Larry Karaszewski

Andy Kaufmann (Jim Carrey) is a comedian. An eccentric, bizarre, weird, never before seen sort of comedian - but quite possibly brilliant according to his agent George Shapiro (Danny DeVito). The movie chronicles Kaufmann's life and career, an arc that would include appearances on Saturday Night Live, a stint on the highly-popular sitcom 'Taxi', and a public battle of words and fists with professional wrestler Jerry Lawler (himself). Along the way, Kaufmann's commitment to avant garde humor make him tough to cast and tougher to control, while off-screen he and his female companion Lynne Margulies (Courtney Love) fall in and out of their relationship. By the end, as Kaufmann battles the cancer that would eventually take his life, questions of honesty, showmanship, and sticking with a joke when no one else gets it all come back onto Andy and his circle.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country UK
Language English
Distributor Universal Studios
Edition Collector's Edition
Barcode 025192072024
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/30/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
DTS 5.1 [English]
DTS [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Spotlight on Location: The Making of Man On The Moon Deleted Scenes R.E.M. Music Videos Man On The Moon and The Great Beyond Andy Kaufman: This Is HIS Story Featuring Live Performances Theatrical Trailer Special DVD-ROM Features