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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD5200D
  • UPC: 760137520092
  • Street Date: 07/26/11
  • PreBook Date: 06/21/11
  • Genre: Cult
  • Run Time: 80 mins
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  • Director: Christopher Maloney
  • Producers: The Film Fellowship
  • Actors: Andy Kaufman, Michael Kaufman, Alan Abel, Tony Clifton
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Andy Kaufman - The Death Of Andy Kaufman

Was it the Greatest Hoax of All Time?

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The Death of Andy Kaufman takes on the many mysteries and theories surrounding Andy Kaufman's death, through exclusive interviews with family and friends, rare performances by Kaufman, and the filmmakers own personal investigation. Andy Kaufman was an artist who defied genre and categorization, becoming a true artistic pioneer in the worlds of both performance art and comedy. He was also a notorious practical joker. Upon news of his terminal lung cancer in 1984, his friends, and the world, took it as another of his complicated gags. But following his death and funeral in 1984, suspicions surfaced that continue to cloud his creative legacy to this day - questions of whether or not Andy is really alive, and if he is, when will he return to the spotlight? It's this decades-old mystery that the filmmakers set out to unravel in a very personal and thoughtful documentary, with some very surprising results. The Death of Andy Kaufman features exclusive interviews with Michael Kaufman, brother of Andy Kaufman and Alan Abel, famous hoaxer and one of Andy's mentors. The documentary also includes some rarely seen Andy Kaufman clips and performance spanning his short but profound career.


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Bonus Materials

  • 30 minute interview with director Christopher Maloney, Trailers

Sales Points

  • Enduring legacy in and interest in Andy Kaufman, rarely seen performance footage

Press Quotes

A lo-fi whodunit that would make heyday Woodward and Bernstein doff their hats.

     —Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine


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