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Product Details

  • Actors: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Wally Burns, Billy Selby, Jane Campbell, Barry Hansen
  • Directors: Jay Levey, Robert K. Weiss
  • Writers: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Jay Levey, Robert K. Weiss, Hamilton Cloud
  • Producers: Jay Levey, Hamilton Cloud
  • Format: Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • VHS Release Date: September 10, 1991
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000006H2Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,423 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of "Weird Al" Yankovic, from his birth in 1959, to 1985. It was partially written by Yankovic and directed by Jay Levey. It premiered on August 7, 1985, on the Showtime network. The title of the film is a parody from the 1982 documentary The Compleat Beatles.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rebo Valence on November 4, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This rockumentary spoof also contains eight of Al's music videos (Which, at the time this movie was made, were the only music videos he had done). This was also made while Al was at one of his many career peaks. Originally a Showtime special, this movie is an almost-true account of Al's life. Even the FBI warning at the beginning is a spoof! There are spots where this one tends to drag...at the time, Al didn't direct himself yet. However, there are some very memorable parts to this video, especially the AlTV section, which shows several of his skits from the MTV specials that had been made at the time. The music videos are also quite good. This is still a must for any Al fan, but not up to par with Weird Al's more recent efforts.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "kikocalero" on October 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
"The Compleat Al" is a bit slow at times -- I would've liked to have seen more "Al TV" clips and maybe some "genuine" concert footage. But overall, this video is a must-see! Highlights: "State of Shock," "I Don't Wanna Do My Laundry," Al's Jimi Hendrix impersonation, and all the videos, namely "Dare to be Stupid." Don't miss it if you can!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Even though this video is now 15 years old, the comedy and music are fresh. Our family really enjoyed it. We did not see a problem with the fact that Al recorded this before he had attained the fame and stature he has now. The video was simply meant to be a video parody of other dumb TV biographies. He did as well with this as he does with his musical parodies. It was interesting to watch him and his band play in 85 and compare the performances with current shows (such as the live concert video from San Rafael in 99). They are more mature, more polished, less adolescent now. One last comment: as a mom, I appreciated that we could watch this as a family: no foul language or objectionable scenes. Typical of Weird Al!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Al.. on October 7, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I can't believe that someone would not give this movie a five star review. This is the product of a comedic genius. I laughed all the way through it, but I think it was the kiwi that killed me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Gareau on January 20, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This movie was funny, informative, and fun to watch. This mockumentary from 1985 summarizes Weird Al's career up to that date. It also includes Al's first eight videos. Oh, and by the way, while it's summarizing his life, it's also making jokes and making Weird Al's life funny... This is a must for any Weird Al fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Urkel on April 26, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
This movie changed my life it was just so good and very funny and has the almost true story of Weird Al and it has some videos that make it funny and it is so funny HE EVEN GOES TO JAPAN!!! he talks in english but he goes to japan and plays his song Eat it in japanesse and shows his MTV parody ALTV it shows a video with harvy leeds from epic records of State of Shock it is the funnyist part.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin Isbell (isbejus@bvu.edu) on January 4, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
It was a very good video overall; it has a lot of great comedy. It appears, however, that at times during the video he stretches for things to be funny about. Part of this, though, could be because of the age of the video. Just watch it. It's really hard to find!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
If you wanted to know more about Weird Al, this is a great video to own. Some of it is a bit fictionalized - he's a parody artist after all. Great moments include the interviews with his parents (they are the real parents, too), the music videos for Dare To Be Stupid, Eat It, and others, and the scene where he's rushing to an autograph signing. Have fun with it, it's worth the price.
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