MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,117 this week

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 490 users   Metascore: 55/100
Reviews: 8 user | 106 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 230 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1896 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 3173 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 159 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Larry Adler ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bobbie Arnstein ...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself: Folk Singer / Activist
Count Basie ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself: Singer
...
Himself: Christian Activist, Singer
Reverend Malcolm Boyd ...
Himself: Author
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself: Social Activist / Retired NFL Player
Susan Brownmiller ...
Herself: Feminist / Author
Lenny Bruce ...
Himself (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ...
Himself (archive footage) (as William F. Buckley Jr.)
Vincent Bugliosi ...
Himself: Attorney / Author (as Vince Bugliosi)
...
Himself
...
Himself: TV Talk Show Host
Edit

Storyline

An revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable who's who of 20th Century American pop culture, present a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of an extraordinary man and the controversies that surrounded him. Written by Brigitte Berman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity and sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,145 (USA) (30 July 2010)

Gross:

$21,878 (USA) (6 August 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Night Beat (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Cadillac Slim
Written by Rick Braun, Cliff Hugo, David Palmer
Published by Brauntosoraus/Manitou/Peermusic
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One-side Gushing Sycophant
20 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a gushing unbalanced Canadian documentary praising the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

It hits on all the highlights from the beginning. It's mostly about Playboy and its influence.

There are a lot of famous talking heads, some of which are kind of surprising.

But the rebuttal talking heads are really limited and sticking to the well worn arguments.

It covers a lot of history. But it's one sided. Maybe the filmmaker should ask for a second opinion.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hefner discusses the film + names the 3 most beautiful women of his life Scottfeinberg
Good film but horrible incedental music. dkfreun-959-670685
Who was that 'mystery' woman? pj72

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?