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Michael Jackson Memorial (2009)

A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.

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David Wild
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Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Berkley ... Self
Kobe Bryant ... Self
Mariah Carey ... Self
Berry Gordy ... Self
Judith Hill ... Self
Jennifer Hudson ... Self
Sheila Jackson Lee Sheila Jackson Lee ... Self
Giovanni Jackson Giovanni Jackson ... Self
Jackie Jackson ... Self
Janet Jackson ... Self
Jermaine Jackson ... Self
Jesse Jackson ... Self
Joe Jackson ... Self
Katherine Jackson ... Self
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A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.

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Trivia

An estimated one billion viewers worldwide watched the broadcast. See more »

Quotes

Al Sharpton: And I wanna say this to his children: Wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with. But he dealt with it anyway!.
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Connections

Features The Wiz (1978) See more »

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Gone Too Soon
Performed by Usher
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Suspect ending, otherwise great tribute
23 July 2009 | by ahifiSee all my reviews

I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning watching Michael Jackson's memorial. It was very hard to look away from it despite my tiredness. There were many worthy performances. My favourites included Stevie Wonder's performance, John Mayer's version of 'Human Nature' (a favourite) and 'Smile' by Jermaine Jackson.

You could really feel what everyone was going through on-stage, off-stage and around the world.

Marlon Jackson's emotional speech at the end was beautiful. While not a religious person, it was clear how genuine he was being. That was contrasted by Paris' (MJ's daughter) speech. She seemed to be forced into saying those words. I feel for her, but it seemed so fake. This tarnished an otherwise great memorial. RIP Michael.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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Michael Jackson Memorial Service See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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