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A story about "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane and his friendship with John Carpenter.


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Richard Dawson (as Michael Rodgers)
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In 1965, Bob Crane, who had achieved some earlier success as a television supporting actor, was working as a successful morning radio DJ at KNX Los Angeles. Despite enjoying his work, photography (especially of the female form) and drumming, Crane wanted to be a movie star. So it was with some reluctance that he accepted the title starring role in a new television sitcom called Hogan's Heroes (1965), a WWII POW comedy. To his surprise, the show became a hit and catapulted him to television stardom. The fame resulting from the show led to excesses and a meeting with home video salesman and technician John Carpenter, with who he would form a friendship based on their mutual interests, namely excessive sex (for Crane, purely heterosexual sex) and capturing nude females on celluloid. His fame allowed Crane to have as much sex as he wanted, which was incongruent to his somewhat wholesome television friendly image, and the way he portrayed himself to almost everyone except Carpenter and his... Written by Huggo

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A day without sex is a day wasted.


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Autofocus  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,761 (USA) (18 October 2002)


$2,062,066 (USA) (24 January 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bald actor who plays a reporter interviewing Crane about midway through the film is Crane's real son, Bob Crane Jr. (Robert David Crane). See more »


There is a glimpse of the famous Capitol Records building painted silver. At the time of the film, it was actually painted black to resemble a stack of records. See more »


Bob Crane: A day without sex...
John Carpenter: a day wasted!
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References The Hollywood Squares (1965) See more »


Nice Evening, Wasn't It
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Performed by Loverman
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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"I couldn't blame him; men gotta have fun."
9 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about a man's downfall; in this case, sex. I saw this right after 'Requiem for a Dream'(I guess I was in an addictive mood). This is a sad movie, but not on par with 'Requiem'. I never knew the sordid details about 'Col. Hogan', but this movie laid it out for me. The acting is very good. As other's viewers have noticed, the cinematography and music matches the decline of Crane's life. I was very depressed near the end. There is an obvious implication of his friend Carpenter in his murder, and outside of a court of law, many people would believe it. It's like a weak Oliver Stone/JFK, but still believable. Kind of like a required homework assignment that they may never get credit for, yet execute at 100 percent and show their merit. It wasn't a box office movie, but I believe it's worth watching, and it is exemplarary work by the actors. Maybe it needed more supporting character development, maybe longer screen shots.

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