Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on “Taxi,” was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking a guy head-first into the mat. In one of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC.

Man on the Moon

Title: Man on the Moon

Release Date: 1999

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

    Directors: Forman, Milos


  • Carrey, Jim as Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
  • Becker, Gerry as Stanley Kaufman
  • Pendry, Greyson Erik as Little Michael Kaufman
  • Colonna, Brittany as Baby Carol Kaufman
  • Lyles, Leslie as Janice Kaufman
  • Boriello, Bobby as Little Andy Kaufman
  • Shapiro, George as Mr. Besserman
  • DeVito, Danny as George Shapiro
  • Friedman, Budd as Himself
  • Dreesen, Tom as Wiseass Comic
  • Armbruster, Thomas as Improv Piano Player
  • Abdy, Pamela as Diane Barnett
  • Polland, Wendy as Little Wendy
  • Byrne, Gerry Robert as ”Taxi” AD/Stage Manager
  • Oshman, Cash as Yogi

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