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MAN ON THE MOON - COME TO THE PREMIERE!

Hundreds of readers were keen to win the tickets that money can't buy: a double pass to the Australian premieres in each State (except Tasmania) of the amazing story, Man on The Moon, starring Jim Carrey as legendary eccentric comic, Andy Kaufman. Also stars Danny DeVito, Courtney Love and Paul Giamatti; directed by Milos Forman. Winners will also receive a copy of the soundtrack on CD. And a runner up in each state wins the soundtrack CD. (Sydney & Melbourne winners will also be invited to the parties)

Man on The Moon Australian Premiere -
Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth.

"If a film becomes art it is because it captures some essence of light, of insight, of a truth we recognise. Art is concerned with the human condition and exploring it through such a singular body as that of Kaufman's is never going to be easy - but it's well worth the try." - Andrew L. Urban

"Man on the Moon is an extraordinary experience. Was Andy Kaufman a comic genius? Or was he lurking on the dark side of sanity?" - Louise Keller.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Winners of tickets to premiere (& where applicable) to party, plus CD soundtrack

NSW
Rebecca Perry
56 Audley St,
Petersham. NSW 2049.

VIC
Winston Appleyard
po box 1325
Collingwood
VIC 3066

QLD
Jake Murphy
12 Batford St,
Sunnybank QLD 4109

SA
Paul Slater
59 Murrell Road
Para Hills, SA 5096

WA
Marianne Fox
2 Arrino Close
Gwelup WA 6018

Winners of CD soundtracks

NSW
Andrew Howe
GPO Box 2650
SYDNEY 1171

VIC
Lachlan Johnstone
20 Ronald Road
Avonsleigh VIC 3782

QLD
Judith Burton
211 Bielby Road,
Kenmore QLD 4069

SA
Gavin Williams
20 Brown St
Norwood, SA 5067

WA
Jaynie Edwards
4/13 Storthes Street
Mt Lawley, WA 6050

Passes and CDs will be sent to winners by REP Film Distributors.

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MAN ON THE MOON
The late comedian Andy Kaufman (Jim Carrey) was a young nobody when he was sort of discovered by George Shapiro (Danny DeVito), a manager who saw something unique in him and set him on the road to fame with a starring role in the 1978 television sit-com, Taxi. But Kaufman, who considered himself a song and dance man, hated Taxi, despite the massive success it gave him. Andy wanted to pursue the outlandish pranks and situations which he dreamed up with his friend, writer Bob Zmuda (Paul Giamatti). These include appearances by the mysterious but lousy Las Vegas lounge singer, Tony Clifton, and the new sport of cross-gender wrestling, where Andy meets and wrestles his love, Lynne Margulies (Courtney Love). Andy has pulled so many tricks that nobody knows when to believe him. And when Andy announces a major health crisis, it could be just another confronting gag.

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