Finely stylized biopic about the slow demise of the popular actor Bob Crane: from respectable father to sex slave and private porn video pioneer, who embraces his demons as if they are his best friends.
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A great underrated voyueristic classic. The bio can still be done right!! It's funny cuz the looks and feel in the beginning seems like your run of the mill bio that has been done as nauseum. But the dirt slowly creeps in and you realize that this is a classic in the form
I took a long shower after watching this - to rinse off the slimy feeling I couldn't shake. Schrader's films do that to me, yet there is no denying that this is an excellent movie, esp. for its acting. The handsome but bland visage of Greg Kinnear was the perfect choice to play Bob Cramer, playing off Willem Dafoe's vile take on Carpenter. And (sob!) I used to love Hogan's Heroes.