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Ed Wood (1994)

Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

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Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director Edward D. Wood Jr. is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films. Written by Jwelch5742

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When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best. See more »


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Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)

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$5,887,457 (USA)
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Trivia

The musical cue when Ed goes to help the suicidal Lugosi (when Lugosi falls in the chair), and Ed is repeatedly watching the film clip of Lugosi smelling the flower, is an adaptation of the 2nd Act theme from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as adapted for the main title of Bela Lugosi's Dracula (1931) by Heinz Roemheld. It was also used as the main title for Universal's 1932 follow-up for Lugosi, Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) as well as Boris Karloff's original The Mummy (1932). See more »

Goofs

"Que, Sera, Sera" is played at the wrap party; that song did not come out until 1956. See more »

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Dolores Fuller: [arriving for her scenes in "Bride of the Monster"] Well, I see the usual cast of misfits and dope addicts are here.
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The lightning bolt in the Touchstone logo appears after the logo is struck by lightning. See more »

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References The Invisible Ray (1936) See more »

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GRIP OF THE LAW
Written by Trevor Duncan
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The worst director of all time seen through the eyes of one of the best directors of all time
28 February 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This was the movie that Johnny Depp should have been nominated for! He was amazing! And seriously, this movie deserved so much more than just make-up and best supporting actor. "Ed Wood" is a terrific movie that every film fanatic will love. It has humor, drama, and romance. The thing is, I had heard a lot about Ed Wood, and was curious on what his life was like. My sister recommended this movie, and I think I might steal it from her. Just kidding! But it's worth not only a watch but a buy as well.

Everything about this movie is perfect. I don't think there is a way you can change it to make it any better. I would highly recommend this movie any time. Especially if you want to learn about the crazy and interesting life of "Ed Wood".

10/10


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