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7 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Extremely Graphic and Touching Documentary See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kathe Burkhart ... Interviewer

Kirby Dick ... Interviewer
Bob Flanagan ... Himself
Sheree Rose ... Herself

Rita Valencia ... Interviewer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Doucette ... Herself
Richard Kopelle ... Himself
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Directed by
Kirby Dick 
 
Produced by
Kirby Dick .... producer
Dody Dorn .... associate producer
Sheree Rose .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Blake Leyh 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Dayton 
Kirby Dick 
Sheree Rose 
 
Film Editing by
Kirby Dick 
Dody Dorn 
 
Production Management
Eddie Schmidt .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... production sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barker .... additional camera operator
Matt Levin .... additional camera operator
Geza Sinkovics .... additional photographer
Barbara Thole-Testa .... additional camera operator
David Werk .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mike Grant .... assistant film editor
 
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Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Mike Kahne .... titles
Greg Victoroff .... post-production legal consultant
 

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90 min
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Australia:R | France:-16 (with warning) | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut)

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Shot over a period of two years and compiled from over 100 hours of footage.See more »
Quotes:
Bob Flanagan:I want a wealthy collector to finance an installation in which a video camera will be placed in the coffin with my body, connected to a screen on the wall, and whenever he wants to, the patron can see how I'm coming along.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Graphic and Touching Documentary, 7 January 2008
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Going into this flick I really didn't know much about Mr. Flanagan. I knew he was obviously a super-masochist (thanks to the DVD cover), and I knew that he was involved in a Nine Inch Nails video. But that's it. When the credits began to roll, you end up with a fantastic idea on who he was and how he lived his life. It's one of the most intimate and best documentaries I've seen.

Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan is a perfect title for this documentary. You discover that Mr. Flanagan does indeed have a hobby that most would consider "sick", but also that Mr. Flanagan suffers from Cystic Fybrosis. A lung disease where the death rate is high and the people who do suffer from it, usually die at a very young age. Truthfully for me, the masochism and the torture play a second fiddle to his life long struggle with cystic fibrosis. Sure seeing his unbelievable sexual performances are truly stunning, but what is more stunning is how he lives his life. Going into this movie I really wasn't expecting such an intimate and touching piece of film. There are some incredibly graphic scenes mixed with fantastic humor, and then there are scenes that display some of the most powerful moments of emotion I've seen on film or in real life.

In a perfect world Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan would be a movie widely seen. It's definitely one of the best documentaries I've ever seen and a movie I'll be recommending for years and years to come.

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