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Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 16 October 2015 (USA)
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The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

Director:

Jeffrey Schwarz

Writers:

Tab Hunter (based on the book written by), Eddie Muller (based on the book written by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Paul Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Portia de Rossi ... Herself
Natalie Wood ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Wagner ... Himself
James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)
Noah Wyle ... Himself
Lainie Kazan ... Herself
John Waters ... Himself
Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)
George Takei ... Himself
Tab Hunter ... Himself
Liz Torres ... Herself
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Storyline

In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.

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Hollywood's All American Boy Had A Secret


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Секрет Тэба Хантера See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,945, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$85,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,812
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Tab Hunter Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Swim
lyrics by Sylvia Dee & music by Ben Weisman
performed by Tab Hunter
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I give it a 10 !!!
14 June 2015 | by jmdisanteSee all my reviews

A thoroughly captivating life and career story of a multi-talented actor, equestrian, figure skater and beloved star. Tab Hunter reminisces about his early life and well documented career in this beautifully produced and directed film. Tab Hunter, Confidential feels more like a conversation with a good friend than a documentary. Clearly respected amongst his peers, numerous well-known stars share insights into their lifelong friendships forged from within the ups and downs of the film community. The film makes great use of clips, publicity stills and promotional memorabilia as a reminder of the scope of his popularity. In addition, highlighting his success as an equestrian - which continues to this day - was a great insight into Tab's life away from the screen. His clear enjoyment of working in a sport that centered on the training and handling of an animal was a window into his desire to be able to get outside of his image and career, a passion that deflected focus off of himself. An afternoon well spent with a Hollywood good guy content with his life. Wonderfully done. Don't miss it.


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