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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

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A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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You may not like what he does, but are you prepared to give up his right to do it?

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Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$607,652 (USA) (27 December 1996)

Gross:

$20,191,312 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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The character of the Hollywood judge Thomas Alva Mantke is actually a composite character of many judges, the screenwriters chose to name him after one of their friends. See more »

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Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies are used in Federal Court when Larry Flynt is being asked to reveal his source of the John DeLorean tapes. State law enforcement is not used in Federal Courts. See more »

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Larry Flynt: Eight million people buy it, and no one reads. Gentleman... Playboy is mocking you.
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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Sensitive Dick (1997) See more »

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Selections from 'Stabat Mater'
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
Performed by The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Libor Pesek and Kühn's Mixed Chorus
Chorus Master, Pavel Kuehn (as Pavel Kühn)
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The Finest Biopic Till Date.....
31 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Larry Flynt is surely a cult figure, he believed in expressing thoughts, he made America a better place, in a way. Hustler Magazine, agreed it's damn explicit, but it's sells... and has made Fylnt a bloody rich man.

While watching 'The People VS Larry Flynt', I was stunned by the way the biopic has been executed by legendary filmmaker Miloš Forman. A highly-entertaining, highly-intriguing & a highly-gripping film. This film shows us the rise & rise of Larry Fylnt, the man who believed in doing what your heart says. An incredible film!

'The People VS Larry Fylnt' is a film that leaves behind a lot of questions? Example, Fylnt says that WAR is more homely a talk than SEX... Now that's something!

SEX is something that everyone wants, but when it's shown on TV or in a Movie or in a Magazine, everyone seems to be getting uncomfortable? Fylnt knew what he was doing... and he proved right after all the Court-Cases, and despite being a paralyzed man. 'The People VS Larry Fylnt' is a must watch film.... because it shows a man who did what he had to despite everything that happened to him.

Woody Harrelson's performance as Larry Fylnt is exemplary. Any compliment won't do justice his portrayal. Courtney Love is fabulous as Fylnt's lady love. Edward Norton is fantastic as Flynt's lawyer. Larry Fylnt who makes a brief appearance as a judge, is perfect.

'The People VS Larry Fylnt' cannot be missed by anyone... watch the amazing life of a man amazing man right now! Two Big Thumbs Up!


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