- I'm from Hollywood
name=I'm from Hollywood
Andy Kaufman Jerry Lawler Lance Russell Tony Danza Marilu Henner
director = Lynne Margulies
runtime = 61 min.
language = English
"I'm from Hollywood" is a 1989
documentary filmabout the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufmanin the world of professional wrestling. The film includes interviews with "Taxi " co-stars Marilu Hennerand Tony Danzaand interviews with comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry Lawler, wrestling commentator Lance Russell, and Kaufman's best friend, Bob Zmuda. Other people seen in the film include TV host David Lettermanand Jimmy Hartof Continental Wrestling Association. The film's title refers to a phrase spoken by Kaufman to the Memphiswrestling audience.
The documentary was directed by Kaufman's girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, and Joe Orr. Kaufman himself began work with Margulies and Orr on the film in 1983, shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer. Margulies and Orr, at Kaufman's request, finished "I'm from Hollywood" after the performer's death.
Comedy Centralaired the documentary numerous times during the late 1990s wrestling boom.
Home video release
"I'm from Hollywood" was released on
VHSon June 15, 1998 and November 16, 1999. It was also released on DVDon April 25, 2000 and as a special edition on November 20, 2007. The April 2000 edition also includes " My Breakfast with Blassie", a 1983 parody of " My Dinner with Andre" in which Kaulfman has a conversation with Freddie Blassieover breakfast at a pancake house.
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