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EDtv Movie 
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Release date: 26 March 1999 
EDtv Official Web Site 
Matthew McConaughey --------- Ed Pekurny, video store clerk, 15 min of fame on tv 
Jenna Elfman --------------------- Shari, the girlfriend 
Woody Harrelson ---------------- Ray Pekurny. Ed's older brother 
Sally Kirkland -------------------- Jeanette 
Martin Landau ------------------- Al 
Ellen DeGeneres ----------------- Cynthia Topping, cable tvprogram director 
Rob Reiner ---------------------- Whitaker 
Dennis Hopper ------------------ Hank, Ed's dad 
Elizabeth Hurley ----------------- Jill, the new made for tv girlfriend 
Adam Goldberg ----------------- John 
Viveka Davis -------------------- Marcia 
Clint Howard ------------------- Ken 

Directed by --------------- Ron Howard 
Produced by -------------- Brian Grazer, Ron Howard 
Executive producers ------ Todd Hallowell, Michel Roy, Richard Sadler 
Screenplay --------------- Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel 
Camera ------------------ John Schwartzman 
Editors ------------------- Mike Hill, Dan Hanley 
Music -------------------- Randy Edelman 
Music supervisor --------- Bonnie Greenberg 
Production designer ------ Michael Coernblith 
Art director -------------- Dan Webster 
Set designers ------------- Kevin Cross, Al Hobbs, Lauren Polizzi 
Set decorator ------------- Merideth Boswell 
Costume designer -------- Rita Ryack 
Special visual effects ------ Digital Domain 
Associate producers ------ Aldric La’auli Porter, Louisa Velis 
Assistant director --------- Porter 
Second unit director ------ Todd Hallowell 
Second unit camera ------- David Dunlop, C. Mitchell Amundsen 
Casting ------------------- Jane Jenkins, Janet Hirshenson 
Based on the motion picture  “Louis XIX: Roi des ondes” 
Written by Emile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard 
Directed by Michel Poulette 
MPAA Rating: PG-13 
Running time: 122 MIN. 
In "EDtv", the movie, the story centers around the average person and his 15 minutes of fame. Ed, a basic video store type of guy with no life, gets his shot at full time celeb status on the local cable TV as program director Cynthia Topping decides to pick him to boost their ratings. Ed's girlfriend Shari decides that she has had enough fame and leaves. Meanwhile Ed discovers a life, friends, and family because of his tv fame. The tv managers select a made for tv new girlfriend, Jill, for Ed. Ed ends up with a new life thanks to his tv fame. But is it the life that anyone would really want to live? 

Fame. Be careful. It's out there. 

EDtv is based on the 1994 French-Canadian  motion picture, “Louis XIX: Roi des ondes”, aka “Louis XIX: King of the Airwaves.” 


Related Items 
"EDtv: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Soundtracks - 1999, Randy Edelman 
Audio CD (March 16, 1999) 
Wea/Warner Brothers; ASIN: B00000I8T0  
1. Reel Life - Bon Jovi 
2. Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Again) - Barry White 
3. Holly Holy - UB40 
4. Holly Holy - UB40 
5. Here I Am (Come And Take Me) - Al Green 
6. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly and the Family Stone 
7. Sleep On The Left Side - Cornershop 
8. Turnin' Pages - Peter Wolf 
9. That's Life - James Brown (live) 
10. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding 
11. Turning Pages - Peter Wolf 
12. Dirty Water - The Inmates 
13. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding 
14. That's Life - James Brown 
15. Streetwalkin' Ed - Randy Edelman
Fan Comments 
27 Mar - I have just seen Edtv and it has to be one of the greatest, most imaginative films in history.  It has everything that you could possibly ask for in a comedy and an excellent cast.  Seeing this film once just isn't enough.  It has very funny moments that everyone can relate to and the characters are very realistic. The script was flawless as is the directing.  Just a couple of years ago it seemed like Matthew McConaughey was headed for the big time and I truly believe that he finally has. 


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