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The People vs. Larry Flynt -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Scott Alexander (written by) &
Larry Karaszewski (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You may not like what he does, but are you prepared to give up his right to do it?
Plot:
A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unusual, audacious film See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Harrelson ... Larry Flynt

Courtney Love ... Althea Leasure Flynt

Edward Norton ... Alan Isaacman

Brett Harrelson ... Jimmy Flynt

Donna Hanover ... Ruth Carter Stapleton

James Cromwell ... Charles Keating

Crispin Glover ... Arlo

Vincent Schiavelli ... Chester
Miles Chapin ... Miles

James Carville ... Simon Leis

Richard Paul ... Reverend Jerry Falwell
Burt Neuborne ... Roy Grutman
Jan Tríska ... The Assassin

Cody Block ... 10-Year-Old Larry
Ryan Post ... 8-Year-Old Jimmy
Robert Davis ... Old Hillbilly
Kacky Walton ... Young Ma Flynt
John Ryan ... Young Pa Flynt
Kathleen Kane ... 1st Stripper
Greg Roberson ... Disc Jockey
Jim Peck ... Old Printer

Mike Pniewski ... Trucker

Tim Parati ... Staffer
Rick Rogers ... Staffer
Dan Lenzini ... Staffer
David Compton ... Staffer
Gary Lowery ... Staffer
Stephen Dupree ... Stills Photographer

Rainbeau Mars ... Tovah
Tam Drummond ... News Dealer
Nancy Lea Owen ... Ma Flynt
John Fergus Ryan ... Pa Flynt
Oliver Reed ... Governor Rhodes
Meresa T. Ferguson ... Jacuzzi Girl
Andrena Fisher ... Jacuzzi Girl
Ken Kidd ... Police Detective

Larry Flynt ... Judge Morrissey - Cincinnati Court
Janie Paris ... Jury Forewoman - Cincinnati Court
Carol Russell-Woloshin ... Court Clerk - Cincinnati Court
Ruby Wilson ... Rally Singer (as Miss Ruby Wilson)
Eddie Davis ... Announcer at Rally
Blaine Pickett ... Ad Sales Guy
Kerry White ... Georgia Cop
Joey Hadley ... Georgia Cop
Chris Schadrack ... Robert Stapleton
Mac Pirkle ... Georgia Prosecutor
Mark W. Johnson ... Georgia Doctor
Doug Bauer ... Flynt's Personal Bodyguard
Roberto Roman Ramirez ... Bodyguard
Blaine Nashold ... Dr. Bob (as Blaine Nashold M.D.)
Aurélia Thiérrée ... Cute Receptionist (as Aurelia Thierree)

Scott William Winters ... Blow Dried Jerk
D'Army Bailey ... Judge Thomas Alva Mantke - L.A. Court
Mike McLaren ... Lawyer - L.A. Court

Andy Stahl ... Network Lawyer (as Andrew Stahl)
Michael Detroit ... DeLorean Attorney
Jaime Jackson ... Keating's Secretary

David Dwyer ... Federal Marshal
Richard Birdsong ... Deputy Marshal
James A. White ... Deputy Marshal

Gerry Robert Byrne ... Butler
Benjamin Greene Jr. ... Bailiff - L.A. Court
Mary Neal Naylor ... Mantke Clerk
Tina M. Bates ... Springfield Prison Guard

Evans Donnell ... Divinity Student
Jay Adams ... Divinity Student
Bennett Wood ... Dean of Liberty College
Janice Holder ... Judge Kirk - Roanoke Court
A.V. McDowell ... Jury Foreman - Roanoke Court

Jim Grimshaw ... Chief Justice William Rehnquist
James Smith ... Justice Thurgood Marshall
Rand Hopkins ... Justice Scalia
Charles M. Crump ... Justice Stevens
Pierre Secher ... Supreme Court Marshal
Linn Sitler ... Svelte Reporter
Mary M. Norman ... Reporter
Jack Shea ... Reporter

Lisa Lax ... Reporter
Susan Howe ... Georgia Reporter

Michael MicQuick Davis ... Georgia Reporter (as Michael Davis)
Dennis Turner ... Georgia Reporter
Patti Hatchett ... Georgia Reporter

Ann Marie Hall ... Georgia Reporter

Nate Bynum ... Georgia Reporter
Paula Haddock ... Georgia Reporter
Gary Kraen ... Georgia Reporter

Norm MacDonald ... Network Reporter

Jeff Johnston ... L.A. Reporter
Joey Sulipeck ... Falwell Reporter

Jim Palmer ... Falwell Reporter
Gene Lyons ... DC Reporter
Saida Pagan ... DC Reporter
Jim Hild ... DC Reporter
Michael Klastorin ... DC Reporter
Michelle Robinson ... Supreme Court TV Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Axmaker Jr. ... Audience Member (uncredited)
James Buchanan ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Neill Calabro ... Psyche Inmate with Invisible Weights (uncredited)

Emmy Collins ... Flasher (uncredited)
Kiki D'Aire ... Stripper (uncredited)
Roland Gomez ... Man Outside Supreme Court (uncredited)

David Kallaway ... DeLorean Attorney (uncredited)

Thomas Reid ... Bodyguard to Title Character (uncredited)
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Directed by
Milos Forman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Scott Alexander (written by) &
Larry Karaszewski (written by)

Produced by
Scott Ferguson .... associate producer
Michael Hausman .... producer
George Linardos .... associate producer
Oliver Stone .... producer
Janet Yang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
 
Art Direction by
Shawn Hausman 
James Nedza 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Nay  (as Maria A. Nay)
Amy Wells 
 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
Theodor Pistek 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye Jr. .... key makeup artist (as Ben Nye)
Bron Roylance .... key makeup artist
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair stylist
Gloria Belz .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Boykin-Williams .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Kimberly Greene .... makeup artist: Woody Harrelson (uncredited)
Paula Pearcy .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gerry Robert Byrne .... production supervisor
Michael Hausman .... unit production manager
Gerry Robert Byrne .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen E. Hagen .... second second assistant director (as Stephen Hagen)
Scott Harris .... second assistant director
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
Adam Davidson .... director: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master (as David Chamerski)
William Dambra .... property master (as Bill Dambra)
James C. Feng .... assistant art director (as James Feng)
Shari Griffin .... draper
Henning Molfenter .... construction shop manager
Troy Osman .... construction foreman
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator
Spencer H. Register .... on-set dresser (as Spencer Register)
John Snow .... scenic artist
Leonard R. Spears .... lead person (as Leonard Spears)
James F. Truesdale .... assistant art director (as James Flood Truesdale)
David Weathers .... key set dresser
Sarah Young .... buyer
Chris Barnes .... paint forman (uncredited)
Wren Boney .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tommy Gilbert .... set dresser (uncredited)
Susanna Glattly .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Will Grant .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alba Leone .... buyer: Georgia (uncredited)
Tom Osman .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Lee Ross .... on-set scenic (uncredited)
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man (uncredited)
Phillipa Sledge .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... sound effects editor (as P. DeMetruis)
Stuart Emanuel .... dialogue editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Harris .... cable person
Richard King .... sound effects editor (as Richard Quentin King)
Kevin Lee .... dialogue editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Adam Lipsius .... apprentice sound editor
Michael W. Mitchell .... assistant sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Ira Spiegel .... foley editor
Marc-Jon Sullivan .... boom operator
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Gina Alfano .... adr editor (uncredited)
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Anne Pope .... assistant foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rodman Kiser .... special effects
Steve Wolf .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Matt McDonald .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tim Trella .... stunt coordinator
Chris Nielsen .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Babineaux .... best boy
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Robert D. Carrier .... rigging gaffer
Jack English .... chief lighting technician
Henry Massey .... key rigging grip (as Henry M. Massey)
Robin Melhuish .... first assistant camera
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ted Morris .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brian W. Nordheim .... first assistant camera (as Brian Nordheim)
Jesse Wayne Parker .... key grip (as J. Wayne Parker)
Chris Rawlins Jr. .... dolly grip
Riko Schatke .... key rigging grip
Frank Yario Jr. .... video assist operator (as Frankie Yario Jr.)
Michael Alexonis .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Dan Ball .... still photographer: wedding (uncredited)
Dian Horton .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Kevin B. May .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Stan McClain .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
John Monsour .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Michael C. Price .... dolly grip: Los Angeles (uncredited)
John 'Bones' Rogers .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician (assistant camera: Wescam) (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jo Doster .... casting: Mid-South
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate (as Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler)
Kathryn Eisenstein .... casting associate
Willo Hausman .... extras casting
Kim Petrosky .... casting: Mid-South
Kate Kennedy .... extras casting: Los Angeles (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Jason White .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Colin .... costumes
Nancy McArdle .... costumes supervisor
Larry Velasco .... costumes (as Lawrence Velasco)
Jim Alan Cook .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Wendy M. Craig .... personal dresser (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Berenbaum .... additional editor (as Michael R. Berenbaum)
Earl Dittebrandt .... apprentice editor
Joel Hirsch .... first assistant editor
David Pultz .... color timer
Arthur Schlenger .... apprentice editor
Misako Shimizu .... second assistant editor
Gene Mendoza .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Jordan Corngold .... assistant music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician : uncredited
John Beasley .... composer: additional score (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard A. Davis .... transportation co-captain (as Rick Davis)
Jerry Jackson .... transportation captain
William P. Lafon .... driver
John Lybrand .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Vicki Lybrand .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barry Barclay .... production assistant
Betsy Bottando .... location manager
John Brudenell .... production assistant
Doug Campbell .... production assistant
Darian Corley .... production assistant
Chrissie Davis .... production coordinator
Kimberly N. Fajen .... assistant production coordinator
Ashley Fardys .... researcher (as Ashley Cook)
Martina Forman .... assistant: Mr. Forman (as Martina Zborilova)
Barry Gildea .... researcher
Anne Gyory .... script supervisor
Margo Hunt .... assistant production coordinator
Alan L. Isaacman .... consultant
Jennifer Jenkins .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Klastorin .... publicist
Wende Martin .... craft service (as Wende L. Martin)
Tobia Minckler .... production assistant
Janet Monaghan .... assistant: Ms. Yang
Rafe Murray .... assistant: Ms. Love (as Raphael T.S. Murray)
Steve Ranger .... security: Mr. Harrelson
Heather Ross .... production assistant
Steven Samanen .... production assistant
John R. Saunders .... production assistant
Stephen Sayadian .... magazine photo advisor (as Ladi von Jansky)
Jennifer Silverman .... assistant production coordinator
Diana Strauss .... assistant location manager
Danielle Tahos .... assistant: Mr. Harrelson
Annie Tien .... assistant: Mr. Stone (as Annie Mei-Ling Tien)
Jana Triska .... production assistant
Karyn Usher .... production assistant
Matilde Valera .... production accountant (as Matilde P. Valera)
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach: Mr. Harrelson
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer (uncredited)
Gerry Robert Byrne .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Pavel Cerny .... location manager (uncredited)
Katherine Dorrer .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projection technician (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projection technician (uncredited)
Tamara Maellaro .... set medic (uncredited)
Theresa Marsh .... first assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Rich Pence .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Molly Proctor .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Charlie Puritano .... researcher (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Azita Zendel .... assistant: Oliver Stone (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Shel Bachrach .... special thanks
Willie Herenton .... special thanks: mayor of Memphis, Tennessee (as Dr. W.W. Herenton)
Jim Rout .... special thanks: mayor of Shelby County, Tennessee
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use (certificate # 34339)
Runtime:
129 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The insurance fees for Courtney Love were so high, the studio would not pay them. Woody Harrelson, the producers (Oliver Stone and Michael Hausman), the director (Milos Forman) and Love paid the fees out-of-pocket.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Larry finds Althea in the bathtub, he pulls her out of the water by the throat. For the rest of the scene you can see her swallow and sometimes wince in pain, even though she's dead.See more »
Quotes:
Althea Leasure:The reign of Christian terror is over. We're going back to our roots. We are porn again.See more »
Soundtrack:
Hello WallsSee more »

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43 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Unusual, audacious film, 13 September 1999
Author: Sean Gallagher (seankgallagher@yahoo.com) from Brooklyn, NY

As Larry Flynt is hardly the usual type of person you think of when you think of the word "hero," it's fitting that this biopic opts not for the standard approach, but to make an offbeat comedy(as writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski did in their screenplay for ED WOOD and the upcoming MAN ON THE MOON, about controversial comedian Andy Kaufman). You may not like him(and one of two faults I had with this film was I think the filmmakers lionized him a little too much), but certainly any society which calls itself free needs to make room for him. Harrelson does a good job in the title role, but the real force for me came from Courtney Love, in an astonishing performance as Flynt's wife, and Edward Norton, one of the best new talents, as Flynt's reluctant lawyer.

Besides that it does lionize Flynt a little too much, there is one problem I had, though. If you believe the film, all of Flynt's opposition came from right-wing blowhards like Charles Keating and Jerry Falwell. Certainly, they did have the most publicized tussles with him. But to ignore the problems he had with feminists makes it rather limited. I don't agree with Gloria Steinhem's contention that the film ignores his depraved side, but I think the film would have been more interesting if it had addressed the opposition he had from both the left and the right. Still, this is a terrific and important film to remind us what freedom really is.

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