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EDtv

DOWN & DIRTY:
Comedy: A man must contend with the consequences of having his life televised around
the clock live on national TV.

NITTY GRITTY:
The ratings for the True TV cable network, a channel devoted to documentaries, have recently fallen. This prompts its head chief, Whitaker (ROB REINER) to demand programming that will lure back viewers.

Programming director Cynthia Topping (ELLEN DeGENERES), proposes they put a normal person's life on TV twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. With no script, edits, or professional actors, they'll let the chips fall where they may and hope the audience buys into it. Although not everyone's crazy about the idea, they decide to give it a try.

After a national search, they decide upon Ed Pekurny (MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY), an
unassuming thirty-four-year- old video store clerk, to be their round the clock subject.

While his brother Ray (WOODY HARRELSON) is all for the idea, their mother Jeanette (SALLY KIRKLAND) and stepfather Al (MARTIN LANDAU) aren't initially crazy about it, but eventually sign the necessary release forms and EDtv begins its first broadcast.

With the bathroom being the only place that's off limits, Ed suddenly realizes the ramifications of what he's agreed to, but still manages to go on with his
life despite the ever present cameras.

This doesn't make for exciting television until romantic sparks ignite between Ed and
Ray's girlfriend, Shari (JENNA ELFMAN), the ratings get a boost and people
begin becoming addicted to the voyeuristic show.

Eventually Ed starts to see a different, unexpected side of fame. Once adoring fans now suddenly intrude on his life and his new relationship with Shari begins to show strains from the lack of privacy. Things get more complicated when his long estranged father, Hank (DENNIS HOPPER) shows up, and even more when the network decides to jazz things up by having an attractive woman, Jill (ELIZABETH HURLEY), come on to Ed.

His life spinning out of control, Ed realizes the intentions of Whitaker and his team at True TV. Ed does what he can to win back Shari, bring peace to his family, and regain control of his life, while everyone around the country watches.

THE ENDING:
Ed tries to get out of the deal with the cable TV network, but Whittaker says he and his family all signed releases and he's stuck. So Ed gets an idea. He asks all the viewers to find some dirt on the people at True TV Network. He gets a call from a viewer ( it turns out to be Cynthia Topping who has just quit the show) and goes on the air announcing one of the men at True TV Network has penile implants.

As he is about to announce to the world who has the implants, Whittaker makes a call and the Ed TV show is canceled.

Ed and Shari live happily ever after.

WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT:
The scene where Ed and Jill make out on a table and Ed falls on Jill's pussy....cat.


 
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