I'm from Hollywood

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I'm from Hollywood
Directed by Lynne Margulies
Joe Orr.
Starring Andy Kaufman
Jerry Lawler
Lance Russell
Tony Danza
Marilu Henner
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I'm from Hollywood is a 1989 comedy documentary film about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. The film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza and 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 Letterman and Jimmy Hart of Continental Wrestling Association. The film's title refers to a phrase spoken by Kaufman to the Memphis wrestling 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 Central aired the documentary numerous times during the late 1990s wrestling boom.

Home video release[edit]

I'm from Hollywood was released on VHS on June 15, 1998 and November 16, 1999. It was also released on DVD on 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 Kaufman has a conversation with Freddie Blassie over breakfast at a pancake house.

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