A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

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Ondi Timoner

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Ondi Timoner (screenplay by), Mikko Alanne (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... Robert Mapplethorpe
Marianne Rendón ... Patti Smith
John Benjamin Hickey ... Sam Wagstaff
Brandon Sklenar ... Edward Mapplethorpe
Tina Benko ... Sandy Daley
Mark Moses ... Harry Mapplethorpe
Carolyn McCormick ... Joan Mapplethorpe
Thomas Philip O'Neill ... David Croland
Mickey O'Hagan ... Tina Summerlin
Anthony Michael Lopez ... Jack Fritscher
McKinley Belcher III ... Milton Moore
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Father Stack
Karlee Perez ... Lisa Lyon
David J. Cork ... The Catch
Kerry Butler ... Holly Solomon
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A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

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Biography | Drama

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Zosia Mamet was originally cast to play Patti Smith. See more »

Goofs

After dinner with his parents, during the scene when Robert photographs the knife and the flower the knife is held in place by a "Mathellini" clamp. The original Cardellini wasn't invented until the 1990s, after Robert's death. See more »

Connections

References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Performed by Ron Carter ft. Matt Mayhall
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Weak story and acting.
27 April 2020 | by mike-lambert-2005See all my reviews

Matt Smith is woefully miscast as Mapplethorpe, but the story and the dialogue don't do him any favours. This is not the Mapplethorpe of "Just Kids" or any interview that I have read. The production seems scared of itself and really brushes over sensitive subjects rather than take them on headlong. Mapplethorpe's story deserves a better telling than this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2019 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Moment See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000, 3 March 2019

Gross USA:

$91,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,002
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1.85 : 1
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