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Ed TV (26-Mar-1999)

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Lowell Ganz; Babaloo Mandel

Original Score by: Randy Edelman

Producers: Brian Grazer; Ron Howard

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Surveillance

Video store clerk Ed Pekurny agrees to have his life filmed as a 24-hour reality television show. Ratings are lackluster until he gets involved with his brother's girlfriend, played by Jenna Elfman. Nothing like The Truman Show (1998), this film is actually a remake of an obscure French film, Louis the 19th, King of the Airwaves (1994).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ellen DeGeneres
Comic
26-Jan-1958   Ellen
Jenna Elfman
Actor
30-Sep-1971   Freaky chick on Dharma and Greg
Adam Goldberg
Actor
25-Oct-1970   Saving Private Ryan
Ian Gomez
Actor
27-Dec-1964   The Drew Carey Show
Woody Harrelson
Actor
23-Jul-1961   Woody from Cheers
Dennis Hopper
Actor
17-May-1936 29-May-2010 Apocalypse Now
Clint Howard
Actor
20-Apr-1959   Ice Cream Man
Arianna Huffington
Columnist
15-Jul-1950   The Huffington Post
Elizabeth Hurley
Actor
10-Jun-1965   Vanessa Kensington in Austin Powers
Christian Kane
Actor
27-Jun-1974   Lindsey McDonald on Angel
Sally Kirkland
Actor
31-Oct-1944   Jeanette in ED TV
Martin Landau
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Mission: Impossible, Space 1999
Jay Leno
Talk Show Host
28-Apr-1950   The Tonight Show
Bill Maher
Talk Show Host
20-Jan-1956   Politically Incorrect
Merrill Markoe
Comic
1951   Late Night with David Letterman
Mitzi McCall
Actor
9-Sep-1932   Laugh-In
Matthew McConaughey
Actor
4-Nov-1969   Contact
Michael Moore
Film Director
23-Apr-1954   Fahrenheit 9/11
Donny Most
Actor
8-Aug-1953   Ralph Malph on Happy Days
Rick Overton
Comic
10-Aug-1954   Earth Girls Are Easy
George Plimpton
Author
18-Mar-1927 25-Sep-2003 Paper Lion
Rob Reiner
Actor
6-Mar-1947   Meathead
RuPaul
TV Personality
17-Nov-1960   Drag queen supermodel
Harry Shearer
Comic
23-Dec-1943   Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Azura Skye
Actor
8-Nov-1981   Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane
T. J. Thyne
Actor
7-Mar-1975   Dr. Jack Hodgins on Bones
Gedde Watanabe
Actor
26-Jun-1955   Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles

CAST

Matthew McConaughey   ...   Ed
Jenna Elfman   ...   Shari
Woody Harrelson   ...   Ray
Sally Kirkland   ...   Jeanette
Martin Landau   ...   Al
Ellen DeGeneres   ...   Cynthia
Rob Reiner   ...   Whitaker
Dennis Hopper   ...   Hank
Elizabeth Hurley   ...   Jill
Adam Goldberg   ...   John
Viveka Davis   ...   Marcia
Clint Howard   ...   Ken
Geoffrey Blake   ...   Keith
Gail Boggs   ...   Wife
Jenna Byrne   ...   Felicia
Merrin Dungey   ...   Ms. Seaver
Ian Gomez   ...   McIlvaine
Gavin Grazer   ...   Cliff
Chris Hogan   ...   Paul
Arianna Huffington   ...   Panel Member
Larry Jenkins   ...   Husband
Wendle Josepher   ...   Rita
Scott LaRose   ...   Desipio
John Livingston   ...   Terry
Mitzi McCall   ...   Fig Lady
Jim Meskimen   ...   Dr. Geller
Donny Most   ...   Benson
Rick Overton   ...   Barry
James Ritz   ...   Tad
RuPaul   ...   RuPaul
Rusty Schwimmer   ...   Alice
Steven Shenbaum   ...   Jack
Gedde Watanabe   ...   Greg
Steve Kehela   ...   Reporter
Googy Gress   ...   Reporter
Jo McGinley   ...   Tracy
John Pirruccello   ...   Kevin
Charles Berg   ...   Party Goer
Anthony Jensen   ...   Party Goer
Joe Bellan   ...   Lou
Brian Michael Erlich   ...   Video Store Clerk
Marcus J. Oliver   ...   Video Store Clerk
Sam Rubin   ...   Entertainment Reporter
Mark Thompson   ...   Anchor
Barry Wiggins   ...   Sports Anchor
Michael Parsons   ...   Kid
Zidu Chen   ...   Dental Patient
Eric Shinn   ...   Camera Truck Tech Driver
Robert Pastoriza   ...   Carlos
Jeffrey Schecter   ...   Utility -- 1st Team
Michael Esposito   ...   Camera Operator -- 1st Team
Connie Campbell-Gott   ...   Camera Operator -- 2nd Team
Louie Mejia   ...   Camera Operator -- 2nd Team
Crystall Carmen   ...   Utility -- 2nd Team
Matt Morrissey   ...   Director -- 2nd Team
Marilyn Pittman   ...   Woman in Window
Sommer Saqr   ...   College Girl
Jennifer Elise Cox   ...   College Girl
Alexandra Holden   ...   College Girl
Mark Wheeler   ...   Bartender
Kathleen Marshall   ...   Hygienist
Harry Shearer   ...   Moderator
Michael Moore   ...   Panel Member
Merrill Markoe   ...   Panel Member
George Plimpton   ...   Panel Member
Geoff Bolt   ...   Drunk Guy
Azalea Stanley   ...   Teenager
Ezra Stanley   ...   Teenager
Anna Karin   ...   Snapple Girl
Todd Hallowell   ...   Interviewer
Cyndi Pass   ...   Cassie
Jen Moe   ...   Girl
Velina Brown   ...   Girl
Rod Tate   ...   Moe
Todd Krainin   ...   Younger Man
Zeidy Martinez   ...   Interview Teenager
Azura Skye   ...   Interview Teenager
Daisy Clarke   ...   Interview Teenager
Lombardo Boyar   ...   New York Guy
Rainbow Borden   ...   New York Guy
David Quane   ...   New York Guy
Christian Kane   ...   P.A.
Gina Hecht   ...   Party Girl
Cheryl Howard   ...   Party Girl
Louise Marie   ...   Party Girl
Mike Grief   ...   Repairman
Jason Kim   ...   Frat Guy
King Alexander   ...   Frat Guy
Dublin James   ...   Frat Guy
T. J. Thyne   ...   Frat Guy
Laurel Moglen   ...   Underwear Woman
Wade J. Robson   ...   Teenage Boy
Sy Hearn   ...   Teenage Boy
Nathan Paul   ...   Teenage Boy
Bill Maher   ...   Himself
Anita Morales   ...   Nurse
Lowell Ganz   ...   Lawyer
Bob Sarlatte   ...   Motorcycle Cop
Ashley Clark   ...   Girl
William M. Connor   ...   Toilet Man
Roberta Callahan   ...   Cat Advocate
William Bagnell   ...   Presidential Aide
Jay Leno   ...   Himself
Julie Rose Stevens   ...   Ken Groupie
Brigitte Jacoby-Baker   ...   Ken Groupie
Joe Mazza   ...   Vet
Mel Berger   ...   Confused Man
Diane Amos   ...   Autograph Mom
James Brooks   ...   Delivery Man
Luke Esterkyn   ...   Band Member
Mark Marking   ...   Ed's Fan
Tom Turpel   ...   Ed's Fan
Sun St. Pierre   ...   Female Well-Wisher
Roger Jackson   ...   Mama's Boy
Julie Donatt   ...   Reporter
Thomas Barg   ...   Boom Box Boy
Glenn E. Schuldt   ...   Paramedic
Curtis Davis   ...   Whoop Boy
William Dance   ...   Beauty Salon Owner
Sonia Bhalla   ...   Ticket Taker
Todd P. McCormick   ...   P.I. Guest
Jordan Harrelson   ...   Audition Guy
Tony Harras   ...   Warehouse Worker
Vince Lozano   ...   Warehouse Worker
Rolando Molina   ...   Warehouse Worker
Alberto Vazquez   ...   Grave Digger
Lydee Walsh   ...   College Girl
Veronica Moody   ...   College Dorm Girl

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