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1,397 Ratings

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Directed by Miloš Forman
United States, 1996
Biography, Drama, Comedy


Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Directed by Miloš Forman

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Golden Bear

Academy Awards

1997 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Critics reviews

A cause célèbre when it was released more than two decades ago, at a time when the ferocity of the so-called PC wars and culture wars had reached fever pitch, that film’s vitality and resonance have proven to be pretty much eternally self-regenerating in a country that relentlessly lionizes freedom but is forever at odds about what freedom actually means.
April 15, 2018
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