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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 »
Awards:
6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the greatest movies ever!!!! See more (33 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

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
Eric Johannsen .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
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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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | France:16 (with warning) | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut)

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Trivia:
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 »
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References The Terminator (1984)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the greatest movies ever!!!!, 16 May 2003
Author: VideoMonkey (akachimchim@yahoo.com) from Trenton, Ontario

This is definitely one of my all time favorite movies. At first glance it looks like one of those movies that might appeal to the 'Faces of Death' crowd or porno fetish lovers, it dealing with S&M and bondage and Bob Flanagan nailing his penis to a board and all, but this is actually a powerful moving insight into the life, and death (he does die in the end) of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist, and one of the longest survivors of cystic fibrosis. The movie delves not only into Bob performance art but also into his personal life, and an interesting life indeed.

This movie is definately not for the squeemish, and does deliver some very bizzarre stuff, and yes it graphically up close shows the nailing th penis in the board. But it's so much more than that. Bob Flanagan was definitely one of the most interesting individuals I can think of, and this movie, I think captures that quality perfectly!

Check it out, if you can find it.

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