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A look at the extraordinary world of Penthouse founder, visionary and provocateur Bob Guccione. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Patrice Adcroft ... Herself
Audrey Arnold ... Herself
Peter Bloch ... Himself
Joe Brooks ... Himself
Len Carney ... Himself
Divina Celleste ... Herself
Richard Crouse ... Himself
Dana DeArmond ... Herself

Alan M. Dershowitz ... Himself
Al Goldstein ... Himself
Leslie Jay Gould ... Herself
Bob Guccione Jr. ... Himself
Bob Guccione ... Archival
Nick Guccione ... Himself
Anthony Haden-Guest ... Himself
Xaviera Hollander ... Herself
Jane Homlish ... Herself
Victoria Johnson ... Herself
Victor Kovner ... Himself

George Lois ... Himself
Benjamin Oduro ... Production assistant

Directed by
Barry Avrich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barry Avrich  writer

Produced by
Barry Avrich .... executive producer
Jeremy Frommer .... executive producer
Alana Kalil .... associate producer
Mike Reid .... co-producer
Mike Reid .... executive producer
Mike Reid .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jim McGrath 
Cinematography by
Ken Ng 
Film Editing by
George Raulston 
Art Direction by
Paul Grundy 
Sound Department
Marvyn Dennis .... supervising sound editor
Alfie DiPucchio .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff P. Browne .... camera operator (as Geoff Browne)
Editorial Department
Jodie Moore .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Dondrea Erauw .... music coordinator
Jim McGrath .... composer: additional music
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor
Peter Godfrey .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Elizabeth Klinck .... visual researcher
Hugh Curry .... special thanks
Carey Diamond .... special thanks
Paul Lynch .... special thanks
Robin Mirsky .... special thanks
Justin Rebelo .... special thanks

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fairly Decent Look, 21 February 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A look at the extraordinary world of Penthouse founder, visionary and provocateur Bob Guccione.

I love that right off the bat they identify Guccione as a "mama's boy", the last thing you would expect from a man who is known for pushing the envelope on pornography and the First Amendment. Indeed, he pushed the envelope more than Hefner and challenged both Playboy and other magazines on what could and could not be done. (Today, ironically, there is possibly too much sex!)

The film shows how he delighted in exposing the Christian Right, his attempts to invest in a casino and fusion technology. And some aspects of his downfall, including how he was bothered by the FBI. Personally, I did not know he was involved in Spin magazine, and that is quite a big deal in itself.

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