21 user 1 critic

The Playboy Club 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2011)
0:45 | Trailer
Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.


Chad Hodge
2,689 ( 57)




2011   Unknown  
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Pan Am (2011–2012)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley
Hidden Palms (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rebellious teenager moves with his family to Palm Springs.

Stars: Michael Cassidy, Taylor Handley, Amber Heard
Syrup I (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

Director: Aram Rappaport
Stars: Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz
One More Time (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A New York City crooner plots his comeback.

Director: Robert Edwards
Stars: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner
Paranoia I (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford
Drive Angry (2011)
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

Director: Patrick Lussier
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.

Director: Pamela Romanowsky
Stars: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard
London Fields (2018)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.

Director: Mathew Cullen
Stars: Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Theo James
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

Stars: Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi
The Skulls (2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper
Ringer (2011–2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bridget is six months sober and starting to get her life back on track when she becomes the sole witness to a professional hit. She flees to New York, telling no one. In New York, Bridget ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Michael Harding (Penn Badgely) returns home from military school to find his mother Susan (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Stars: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward


Series cast summary:
Eddie Cibrian ...  Nick Dalton 7 episodes, 2011
Laura Benanti ...  Carol-Lynne Cunningham 7 episodes, 2011
Amber Heard ...  Maureen 7 episodes, 2011
Jenna Dewan ...  Janie 7 episodes, 2011
Naturi Naughton ...  Brenda 7 episodes, 2011
Leah Renee ...  Alice 7 episodes, 2011
Wes Ramsey ...  Max 7 episodes, 2011
Jenifer Lewis ...  Pearl 7 episodes, 2011
David Krumholtz ...  Billy Rosen 7 episodes, 2011
Sean Maher ...  Sean Beasley 7 episodes, 2011
Tom McGregor ...  Keyholder 7 episodes, 2011
Alex Pont Alex Pont ...  Keyholder 7 episodes, 2011
Katherine Cunningham ...  Door Bunny Kate 5 episodes, 2011
Derin Adesida Derin Adesida ...  Hefette #2 / ... 5 episodes, 2011
Heather Gunn Heather Gunn ...  Bunny 5 episodes, 2011
Ashley Lobo ...  Bunny 5 episodes, 2011
Deneen Melody ...  Dancing Bunny / ... 5 episodes, 2011
Troy Garity ...  John Bianchi 4 episodes, 2011
John Hoogenakker ...  Leo Bianchi 4 episodes, 2011
Cassidy Freeman ...  Frances Dunhill 4 episodes, 2011
Alex Keener ...  Club Member 4 episodes, 2011
Erin Sutkay Erin Sutkay ...  Dancing Bunny 4 episodes, 2011
Kaitlan Welton Kaitlan Welton ...  Bunny 4 episodes, 2011
Jessica Joy ...  Mildred 3 episodes, 2011
Christian Stolte ...  Gus Bianchi 2 episodes, 2011
Michael Vieau Michael Vieau ...  City Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Phil Ridarelli Phil Ridarelli ...  Paul 2 episodes, 2011
Logan Vaughn Logan Vaughn ...  Hefette #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Whitney White ...  Hefette #3 / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Joel Gretsch ...  Jimmy Wallace 2 episodes, 2011
Greg Matthew Anderson ...  Grant 2 episodes, 2011
Tommy Beardmore ...  Roger Anderson 2 episodes, 2011
Chris D. Thomas Chris D. Thomas ...  Key Holder 2 episodes, 2011
Elizabeth Elam Elizabeth Elam ...  Herself 2 episodes
David A MacDonald ...  Detective Kaufman 2 episodes
Daniella McBride Daniella McBride ...  Keyholder 2 episodes
Riley Smith ...  Wade 2 episodes


Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Welcome To The Club. See more »


Crime | Drama



Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »





Release Date:

19 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunny Tales See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The costumes in The Playboy Club were designed by Isis Mussenden. She was not able to find any original Playboy Bunny uniforms, so she created her designs based on photos and consultations with Hugh Hefner. Each of the five female leads received two suits, each of which cost $3,000 and took about 10 hours to make. Each suit included a built-in bra, French cuffs with Playboy cuff links, satin ears and 3-inch heels. After the costumes were designed, Hefner had claimed they were not cut high enough on the leg, but Mussenden assured him the height was correct based on photos of Hefner with real-life bunnies. See more »


A Chicago chapter of the Mattachine Society did not form until several years after the one in which the series is set. See more »


Featured in Gruen Planet: Apple Without Steve Jobs (2011) See more »


A Night Like This
Written by Vincent DeGiorgio (as Vincent Paul DeGiorgio), David Schreurs (as David C. Schreurs) and Jan Van Wieringen
Performed by Caro Emerald
Courtesy of Grandmono Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Obviously a Rip-Off of "Mad Men"
25 September 2011 | by Scott_MercerSee all my reviews

I'm about to be cynical and dismissive, but since the producers of this show have been lurking in those same waters then I feel no compunctions about returning the favor.

The main character is a total Don Draper analog, and many of the social issues woven into the fabric of the ongoing serial plot are identical to the social issues exploited on "Mad Men": women's lib, race integration, closeting of homosexuals, commoditization of sex, and on and on. And that was just on the first episode!

Yes, this is all, daring, cutting edge stuff for a network drama...or at least it would have been if this show came out before "Mad Men." Let's leave out the cynically gross amount of product placement inherent by Playboy Enterprises, up to and including the very title of the show itself. (Gee, I hope "Pan Am", another show picking through the "Mad Men" gold mine this season, is a little better.)

I have to place most of the blame on the producers and the network for greelighting this. The actors are just trying to do a job, same with the writers. This thing is just flawed from the ground up. I appreciate the try, but it just comes across as a pale shadow of a successful TV drama. Hey, I know that's how the entertainment industry works: success breeds copycatism. That doesn't mean I have to like it.

10 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed