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

Director:

Ondi Timoner

Writers:

Ondi Timoner (screenplay by), Mikko Alanne (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Trivia

The film was shot in only nineteen days. 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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Smalltown Boy
Performed by Bronski Beat
Written by Steve Bronski, Charles Lawrence Anthony Cole
Courtesy of London Music Stream 1984
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Better read "Just Kids"
14 August 2019 | by justine-huangSee all my reviews

Don't waste time to watch this movie, the spirit of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith not been delivered at all. And the actor / actress didn't click as well. PLSSSS GO READ "JUST KIDS" WROTE BY PATTI SMITH.


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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