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Writer (WGA):
Gavin Lambert (written by)
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Release Date:
9 October 1988 (USA) See more »
Fueled by the intense poverty of his youth, Walter Valentino Liberace is determined to become the world's greatest entertainer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Victor Garber ... Liberace

Saul Rubinek ... Seymour Heller
Michael Dolan ... Scott Thorsen

Maureen Stapleton ... Frances Liberace

Shawn Levy ... Glenn
Michael Wikes ... George Liberace

Macha Grenon ... Joanne

George Touliatos ... Salvatore Liberace

Kenneth Welsh
Dianne Heatherington

Paul Hipp ... Elvis Presley
Frances Hyland ... Florence Bettray Kelly
Stephen Watts ... Jimmy
Rochelle Bruneau ... George's Girl
Joan Heney ... Serious Lady
Andrew Nichols ... Teenager
Shirley Merovitz ... Lola
Gayle Garfinkle ... Woman #1
Daniel Nalbach ... Client #1

Richard Zeman ... Cop (as Richard Zemen)
Philip Pretten ... T.V. Director (as Phillip Pretten)
Amanda Strawn ... Gladys
Linda Smith ... Jane

Pat Crawford Brown ... Nancy
Mark Brennan ... Basketball Player
Philip Spensley ... Dr. Taylor
Susan Almgren ... White Nursing Sister
Michelle Sweeney ... Nurse #1
Linda O'Dwyer ... Nurse #2
José Miguel ... Louis (as Jose Miguel)
Karina Huber ... Jimmy's Wife
Martine Aubin ... Prostitute
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keren Bensoussan ... Girl at Concert (uncredited)

Directed by
David Greene 
Writing credits
Gavin Lambert (written by)

Produced by
Nancy Bein .... executive producer
Murray Shostak .... producer
Linda Yellen .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hagood Hardy 
Cinematography by
René Verzier  (as Rene Verzier)
Film Editing by
Yves Langlois 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Ben Edwards 
Art Direction by
Michael Joy 
Set Decoration by
André Chamberland  (as Andre Chamberland)
Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... makeup designer
John Caglione Jr. .... special makeup effects artist (as John Caglione)
Bob Pritchett .... hair stylist
Doug Drexler .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard J. Anobile .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles
Thomas A. Bliss .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alain Giguère .... scenic painter
Daniel Huysmans .... set props
Chris Tashima .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Scott Campbell .... sound recordist
Michel Charron .... sound mixer (as Michael Charron)
Richard Corwin .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor (as Steve Grubbs)
Louis Marion .... boom operator
Louis Piche .... cable person
Marcel Potier .... dialogue editor
John Stafford .... dialogue editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert B. Baylis .... key grip
Jacques Fortier .... gaffer
Larry Lynn .... camera operator
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Charles .... assistant costume designer
Catherine Gélinas .... wardrobe assistant
Nicoletta Massone .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Mathieu Duncan .... video post-production
Location Management
Lorne Goloff .... location manager
Danièle Rohrbach .... location manager
Music Department
James Burt .... music editor
William James Calder .... music coordinator
Ed Cobb .... executive music consultant: Liberaces works
Richard Gresko .... musical director
Eric Hamelin .... music consultant
Hagood Hardy .... conductor
Ray Harris .... executive music consultant: Liberaces works
Rick Starks .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Janine Anderton .... production coordinator
France Boudreau .... script supervisor
Seymour Heller .... technical consultant (as Seymour N. Heller)
Donald Kushner .... executive consultant
Lorne Orleans .... production assistant

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Germany:93 min (TV) | USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Anachronisms: During a montage of Liberace's Las Vegas shows in the mid-Fifties, stock footage of the Strip and Downtown includes glimpses of hotels and showroom acts that date to late Seventies at earliest.See more »


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Behind the man, 19 March 2007
Author: capricorn9 from Toronto, Canada

Just picked up this DVD in a bin at WalMart. I had never heard of the film, but glad I've added it to my collection. Although it does touch on Lee's homosexuality and the palimony suit of one of his many boyfriends, it also touches, lightly, on what actually made him the famous man he was. In a time when being gay was not accepted openly by anyone in show biz, he tried to keep things quiet - but the love of his mother and his obviously flamboyant way on stage kept the tongues wagging. After awhile people didn't care one way or another, they just loved his music and his show biz style. Classic Maureen Stapleton plays his mother and Saul Rubinek is interesting as his last manager. If you kind of flip through the soap opera script, you can still sit back and enjoy the music, which I believe is actually him playing.

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