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The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter.

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Bob Crane
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John Carpenter
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Anne Crane
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Patricia Olson / Patrica Crane / Sigrid Valdis
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Lenny
Bruce Solomon ...
Edward H. Feldman
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Richard Dawson (as Michael Rodgers)
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Werner Klemperer
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Robert Clary
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John Banner
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Melissa / Mistress Victoria (as Donnamarie Recco)
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Mel Rosen
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Video Executive
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Cynthia Lynn
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Priest
Sarah Uhrich ...
Victoria Berry
Amanda Niles ...
Cocktail Waitress
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Dawson's Blond
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Armand
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Clayton Moore
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Hogan A.D.
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Strip Club M.C.
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Nickie D
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Julie
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Emily
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Elaine
Amber Griebel ...
Jill
Hannah Feldner-Shaw ...
Judy (as Hannah Felder-Shaw)
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Interviewer (as Bob Crane Jr.)
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Hippie Girl
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Hippie Boy
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Schmile Girl
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Judge
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Dallas Girl
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Bartender
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Susan
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Bruno Gerussi
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Bob Crane Jr. at 20
Michael Tachovsky ...
Bob Crane Jr. at 12
Bruce Bauer ...
Talk Show Host
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Bobby's Girlfriend
Teri Geary ...
Dancer - Miss Kitty (as Kitten de Ville)
Jade Ruggiero ...
Dancer - Angela
Zen ...
Dancer (as Porcelain Twinz)
Zero ...
Dancer (as Porcelain Twinz)
Owen Masterson ...
Jackie
Bill Marinella ...
Subpoena Server (as Bill Merinella)
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Dinner Theatre Actress
Kelly K.C. Quann ...
Blind Man's Bluff Girl
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Interview Montage Girl #1
Jennifer Coffmon ...
Interview Montage Girl #2
Shelley Coleman-Hiestad ...
Swinger
Christopher Hagard ...
Scotty Crane
Jacob Hagard ...
Scotty Crane
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Dick Ryan (uncredited)
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Actress in Dinner Theatre (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Hippie at Pool Party (uncredited)
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Ivan Dixon (uncredited)
John Mitchell ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Shannon Murphy ...
Balloon Smuggler (uncredited)
Olivia Saint ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Beginner's Luck Cast (uncredited)
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Dinner Theatre Actress (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Schrader

Written by

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Robert Graysmith ... (book "The Murder of Bob Crane")
 
Michael Gerbosi ... (written by)

Produced by

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Scott Alexander ... producer
Alicia Allain ... producer
Patrick Dollard ... producer (as Pat Dollard)
Rick Hess ... executive producer
Larry Karaszewski ... producer
Trevor Macy ... executive producer
Brian Oliver ... producer
Todd Rosken ... producer
James Schamus ... executive producer

Music by

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Angelo Badalamenti

Cinematography by

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Jeffrey Greeley
Fred Murphy

Film Editing by

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Kristina Boden

Editorial Department

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Stuart Macphee ... post-production coordinator
Ken Metzker ... colorist: high definition
Hilary Peabody ... assistant editor
Cathy Rait ... color timer
Melissa Remenarich ... first assistant editor: Los Angeles

Casting By

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Wendy Kurtzman

Production Design by

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James Chinlund

Art Direction by

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Seth Reed

Set Decoration by

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Gene Serdena

Costume Design by

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Julie Weiss

Makeup Department

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Donna J. Anderson ... hair stylist
Stephanie Coffey ... makeup artist
Rebecca DeHerrera ... makeup assistant department head
Cheryl Eckert ... key hair stylist
Ashley Fetterman ... assistant special effects makeup
Roxane Griffin ... additional hair stylist
Isabel Harkins ... makeup department head
Joel Harlow ... special makeup effects artist
Rob Hinderstein ... special makeup effects artist
Myke Michaels ... makeup artist
Candace Neal ... hair stylist: Rita Wilson
Michael Peterson ... lab makeup effects
Marsha Shearrill ... makeup artist: character makeup

Production Management

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Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor
Cheryl Kurk ... production supervisor
Avi Levy ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aaron Barsky ... first assistant director
Eric Oliver ... second second assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Rick Chavez ... property master
William Eliscu ... graphic designer
Lilly Frank ... scenic painter
Luke Freeborn ... model builder / set designer
Michael Glynn ... set dresser (as J. Michael Glynn)
Jeff Hay ... set dresser
Sean Lyons ... painter
Sam Page ... set designer
Nick Rock ... construction coordinator
Kathleen Rosen ... set decoration buyer
Grant Samson ... lead man
Thomas Spencer ... set dresser
Robert Stover ... buyer

Sound Department

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Steve C. Aaron ... production sound recorder (as Steve Aaron)
Ken Cade ... adr editor
Peter Kambasis ... assistant sound editor
Peter Kelly ... re-recording mixer
Chris Main ... boom operator
Colin McLellan ... adr recordist
Timothy Mehlenbacher ... first assistant dialogue editor
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Steve Munro ... supervising sound editor
Daniel Pellerin ... re-recording mixer
Peter Persaud ... foley recordist
Dirk Stout ... second boom operator
Andrew Tay ... re-recording mixer
David Drainie Taylor ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Damian Fisher ... moldmaker supervisor
John C. Hartigan ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Sarah Jackson-Seirafi ... visual effects producer
Ziad Seirafi ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Kevin Beard ... stunt double: Greg Kinnear
Robert Benjamin ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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James W. Apted ... sencond assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Bauman ... gaffer
Kevin Brown ... electrician
Kenny Carceller ... grip
Andreas Crawford ... dolly grip
Thomas M. Dangcil ... electrician
Jeffrey De La Rosa ... electrician
Will Dearborn ... camera loader
Paul A. Edwards ... camera operator
Frank Endewardt ... electrician
Jeffrey Greeley ... camera operator
Barry Idoine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Mall ... key grip
Frank Masi ... still photographer
Charlie McIntyre ... rigging gaffer
David Scott ... rigging electrician
Alec Shepherd ... grip
Michael Tolochko ... electrician
Yuri Karjane ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sande Alessi ... extras casting
Kristan Berona ... extras casting
Caroline Liem ... casting associate
Bill Marinella ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Dennison ... assistant costume designer
Pamela Lee Incardona ... costume supervisor
David Page ... key set costumer
Hayley Stuppel ... costumer
Neil Tansey ... costumer
Barbara Marko ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Eddie Merino ... key assistant location manager
Patrick Mignano ... location manager
Nathan Polatin ... location manager
Paul Schreiber ... location scout
John Bilich ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Andrew Barrett ... composer: additional music
Jim Dunbar ... music consultant
Tass Filipos ... music editor
Philip W. Gough ... composer: additional music
Christopher S. Parker ... music clearances
G. Marq Roswell ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert Benjamin ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
Jason Block ... post-production accountant
Robert David Crane ... technical advisor
Mark Dawson ... technical advisor
Sean Donnelly ... assistant to producer
Sean J. Donnelly ... assistant to producer
Kenneth J. Ferris ... title designer: main titles
Zach Fine ... technical advisor: vintage video
Nikki Fitch ... assistant to Pat Dollard
Will Frears ... assistant: Paul Schrader
Charles Heaphy ... production financing
Michael Hubert ... production coordinator
Michelle Impellizine ... assistant to Alicia Allain
Peter Kujawski ... assistant: Mr. Schamus
Jonathan Levine ... assistant: Paul Schrader
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Ella Marcus ... craft service
Ryan Murphy ... consultant: avid
Rebecca Poulos ... script supervisor
M. Ross-Michaels ... production accountant
Ben Scissors ... key set production assistant (as Benjamin Scissors)
Claire Smithies ... misc crew
Lisa Womble ... production assistant
Karen Yokomizo ... first assistant accountant
Steven Jetton ... layout board (uncredited)
Steve Sinsheimer ... key craft service (uncredited)

Thanks

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Daniel Brown ... the producers wish to thank
Diana Carpenter ... the producers wish to thank
Sean Hiss ... the producers wish to thank
Ivan Kane ... the producers wish to thank
Robert Leveen ... the producers wish to thank
David Parmenter ... the producers wish to thank (as Dave Parmenter)
Linda Reisman ... the producers wish to thank
Champagne Suzy ... the producers wish to thank (as Suzy Kane)
Bumble Ward ... the producers wish to thank
Julie Weinstein ... the producers wish to thank
Deborah Willard ... the producers wish to thank
Kurt Woolner ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 extramarital sex partners. His sex addiction was somewhat known but ignored by his high school sweetheart/first wife Anne Crane née Terzian, but well known by his second wife, Patti Olson, better known as Sigrid Valdis, his Hogan's Heroes co-star. Especially after the end of Hogan's Heroes in 1971, this incongruence and his friendship with Carpenter, with who he would have a continuing love/hate relationship, would contribute to both his professional and personal downfall. Written by Huggo

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Taglines A day without sex is a day wasted. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Autofocus (United States)
  • Desenfocado (Spain)
  • Koukussa (Finland)
  • Автофокус (Russia)
  • A szexfüggő (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $123,761, 20 Oct 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs In addition to the Catholic Mass being in Latin, the priest would have had his back to the parishioners, with the altar being at the back wall. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Murder in Scottsdale (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Snap! See more »
Quotes [watching their videotaped orgy]
Bob Crane: What is that on my ass?
John Carpenter: That is my hand.
Bob Crane: Rubbing my ass?
John Carpenter: So what?
Bob Crane: Your fingers are up my cheeks. What you doing in there?
John Carpenter: lt's an orgy, Bob.
Bob Crane: So you can just touch my ass?
John Carpenter: I thought you liked it. - I thought it was her! God! What's the difference?
Bob Crane: The difference? You got your fingers up my asshole!
John Carpenter: Sorry.
Bob Crane: Fuck you very much.
John Carpenter: Bob, I said I'm sorry... It's a group grope!
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