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I'm From Hollywood / My Breakfast With Blassie

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  • Actors: Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler, Tony Danza, Jimmy Hart, Marilu Henner
  • Directors: Joe Orr, Lynne Margulies
  • Writers: Andy Kaufman, Joe Orr, Lynne Margulies
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RFID
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,124 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I'm From Hollywood / My Breakfast With Blassie" on IMDb

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Andy Kaufmann was known as the comedian's comedian, and for good reason. He found humor in the strangest places, and many stand up comedians claim that he showed them a kind of comedy that they didn't know was possible.

Andy pushes the boundries of what is acceptable, in the name of humor, maybe more strongly here than anywhere ever seen. This is anti-Seinfeld stuff. Seinfeld describes commonplace things in an uncommon way to make familiar situations seem strange and funny, giving you a chuckle - standard standup. In this film, Andy taunts an audience of thousands in a Tennessee ampitheater, after telling them that they are stupid, and unclean. He plays a character - an arrogant "hollywood" guy, who has some need to prove his physical superiority by beating up women. In doing this, he makes himself into a kind of ridiculous villian, and the audience swells with hatred for him. Example of his extravances: he struts around the ring wearing a GIANT crown and velvet cape, claiming to be the "King of Tennessee". Right before getting pummled by the "hero", Jerry Lawler. Andy, wearing long underwear under his boxer shorts, spends most of the match trying to escape Jerry by running and hiding (in the ring).

This character would be easily dismissed if the insults were not so real, and painful, and I think this is what makes the comedy so biting... it comes very close to pain. The very satisfying thing about Andy is that, though you might have to wait a long time for the punchline, it always comes, and it is all the laugh is all the stronger for having to wait so long!

This is the kind of DVD that you have to get to hand off to friends.
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While we gaze in glory upon the USA Network and even UPN as today's pro wrestling heroes parade around in their oiled-down, eyebrow raising glory, it's hard to believe that nearly two decades ago one of the biggest flaps in the sport was an introverted Jewish boy from Great Neck, Long Island. What's harder to believe is that, once again, we were the joke.
While Andy's put-ons and antics were well known from the beginning of his career, even the seasoned comedy pros and those closest to him thought Andy had pretty much lost it by the time he climbed into the ring with Jerry Lawler. When you watch this DVD, you will be amazed as even Robin Williams proffers that perhaps Andy had finally slipped that thin, vague line he seemed to tread.
This is a well produced DVD. The songs, cheesy as they may be, can be almost catchy at times. The interviews are first class, and the production, while obviously low-budget, is surprisingly well done. On the bonus side, you also get "My Breakfast With Blassie," which you really must see to believe.
This DVD is only for those who hold Andy in a special place in their hearts, not those whith only scant familiarity. If you're new to Andy, buy "Man on the Moon" and couple it with Bob Zmuda's book. If Andy has already found a niche in your heart, by all means, order this today.
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Before "showtime" and storylines really became the main draw of professional wrestling, Andy Kaufman, writer, comedian and actor(no determination which skill was really him), decided to venture in to pro wrestling. Most that knew him had a hard time deciding when he was trying to be funny and when realistic. His venture into wrestling was real in that he conceived a brilliant storyline in which most if not all his collegues believed he was really doing it. He and Jerry Lawler had a "feud" beginning when Andy, apparently a "wrestler" in an intergender(?) league since he couldn't wrestle real men decided to wrestle and attempt to injur and humiliate women by putting them in their "proper roles" as kitchen servants ranked closely to dogs as he put it. After Jerry Lawler, pro wrestler and champ witnesses this decides to train a woman that actually takes Andy to the limit nearly beating him. Interfering as Andy put it, Jerry would be the target of revenge after claiming he was pushed and suffered "injury". This Documentary attempts to tell the story through footage of dialogue from women he wrestled, fellow actors who were close to him, Jerry Lawler, various people of Tennesse, and himself wrestling and giving his "shoot". At the time, local folks really thought this was for real especially the stint on NBC during late night with letterman in which Andy and Jerry get into a huge verbal and physical brawl. All of this reaches its peak a year later in a final episode that is truly a modern day Pay Per View ending. This documentary is unique in that many elements were new and fresh for wrestling fans including long running storylines, "shoots" with unsuspecting people and fellow actors and filmed in a very reporter like fashion. Also for Andy Kaufman fans a rare glimpse into his "comic(?)" genious as he bewilders and frustrates people from hollywood all the way down to the people of Teneesse. Great wrestling/documentary story.
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By A Customer on December 8, 2000
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I must have seen this a thousand times on Comedy Central before I finally decided to buy it, but it sure was worth it!
This documentry is great for two reasons. First, you get to see this comedic genius at his absolute best (in my opinion) running wild on the wrestling scene in Memphis. Who knows what ever drove him to get into pro wrestling, but he sure was great while it lasted. Second, you get to see some classic Memphis wrestling clips from a time, which if you're any kind of collector, you know are very scarce. This is absolutely billiant - something I could watch a thousand more times. I'm a huge fan of Andy kaufman and classic pro wrestling both, so for me this is the ultimate package.
However, as I've read in other reviews, I would have to agree that you really have to be a huge fan to enjoy this. I would recommend Man on the Moon to anyone not familiar with his work beyond Taxi.
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