BN.com Gift Guide

Andy Kaufman: I'm from Hollywood

( 1 )

Overview

Performance footage and interviews combine to offer a hilarious look at controversial comedian Andy Kauffman's surreal journey into the world of professional wrestling. He had kept Americans in stitches as a featured player on the hit television sitcom Taxi, but Kaufman would single-handedly destroy his small-screen career when he went on television to taunt Memphis-based professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler", and challenged females to fight him in the ring. As Kaufman put every ounce of his energy into ...
See more details below
DVD (Special Edition)
$18.10
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$19.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (6) from $10.10   
  • New (4) from $10.10   
  • Used (2) from $15.88   

Overview

Performance footage and interviews combine to offer a hilarious look at controversial comedian Andy Kauffman's surreal journey into the world of professional wrestling. He had kept Americans in stitches as a featured player on the hit television sitcom Taxi, but Kaufman would single-handedly destroy his small-screen career when he went on television to taunt Memphis-based professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler", and challenged females to fight him in the ring. As Kaufman put every ounce of his energy into taunting Lawler, his abrasive form of comedic performance art alienated the fan-base that had so ardently supported him during his days as lovable, squeaky-voiced cabbie Latka Gravas on the series that propelled him to stardom. In this documentary, fans are offered a rare glimpse into the genius of a comic who was so effective at duping the audience that many assumed his diagnoses with terminal cancer was just another warped gag.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Lynne Marguiles and Kaufman's best friend & writer Bob Zmuda; "Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee!"; "Dear Andy Kaufman - I Hate Your Guts!"
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • UPC: 895809001156
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Source: Legend House
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Time: 1:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 99,025

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Kaufman
Jerry Lawler Interviewee
Marilu Henner Interviewee
Tony Danza Interviewee
Bob Zmuda Interviewee
Lance Russell Interviewee
Technical Credits
Lynne Margulies Director
Joe Orr Director
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- I'm From Hollywood
   I'm From Hollywood
   Commentary
   Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee
   Commentary Pt. II
   Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Was It A Work?

    Andy Kaufman was one of the most gifted stand-up comedians of the 70's. Kaufman's genius was signified by his ability to toy with the elastic boundaries of "reality" and the great "put-on". Kaufman's run as a "professional wrestler" was his ultimate "put-on". Kaufman's "inter-gender" championship matches, and his subsequent feud with Memphis' Jerry "The King" Lawler, generated the type of extreme heat that wrestling promoters long for, since it is a certainty given the type of heat that Kaufman was able to draw, their would be plenty of asses in the seats each and every night. The mere fact that Kaufman was succesfully able to accomplish what he did during his illusory wrestling career so convincingly, is both a reflection of his genius and indicates truly how much times have changed in the modern, "smart-fan" era of wrestling.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    Kaufmaniac

    This is a very in depth look at Andy Kaufman's wrestling career. From his first apperence in Memphis Tenessee wrestling a lady to when Jerry ''The King'' Lawler put Andy in a neck brace and ''supposedely'' broke his neck. If you know the lovable Andy from Taxi as Latka Gravas, this is an ultimate change. Andy Kaufman's personality on this video is rude, obnoxious and conceited. and damn near hilarious to say the least! I would reccomend the DVD version of this film, because it is accompanied with the Andy Kaufman produced film ''My Breakfast With Blassie'' in which Andy Kaufman sits down with wrestler Fred Blassie and enjoys breakfast. This movie is definately a MUST HAVE for any Kaufman fan.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews