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Andy Kaufman: I?m From Hollywood

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We gave it a B-

”Some people were saying, ‘Come back Andy,’ but it was too late,” recalls Robin Williams in this 60-minute documentary about his friend and fellow comic Andy Kaufman (who played Latka Gravas on the TV series Taxi and appeared on Saturday Night Live). Williams admits in Andy Kaufman: I?m From Hollywood that he feared for Kaufman?s mental stability when Kaufman, a lifelong wrestling fan, began wearing wrestling tights under his everyday clothes. Focusing on Kaufman?s deepening involvement in professional wrestling in the last three years of his life (before his death from lung cancer in 1984 at age 35), this often intriguing — and disquieting — video raises more questions than it answers. Was Kaufman losing his sanity before our eyes? When he got laughs by saying how rough his life was, was he putting on an act or sincerely sharing the pain of what would be his final moments? B-

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