Synopsis: Academy Award nominees Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe star in a provactive drama about the colorful life and mysterious death of legendary television actor Bob Crane.
Bob Crane (Kinnear) became well known as the star of the hit comedy series "Hogan's Heroes." With an abundance of fame, wealth and success, Crane dove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of the celebrity lifestyle. He eventually teamed up with a video technician (Dafoe) who helped him to systematically document his copious sexploits with beautiful young women. But when the fast living and hard loving got out of control, most scandalous unsolvd mysteries in Hollywood history.
Rating: R for Strong sexuality, nudity, language, some drug use and violence.
Run Time: 106 Minutes
Director: Paul Schrader
Dvd Extra's: Audio: English or French, Subtitles: English or French, Directors Commentary, Writer and Producers Commentary, Cast Commentary, Documentary, Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Trailers.
Nudity Factor: Strippers at a club, Flash of breasts during sex scene with stripper, Breats of girl being photographed, Breasts in love scene, Nude women in home video, Full nudity at pool party, Lots of breasts during a scene explaing why Crane likes breasts, Breasts during dream sequence, Nude stripper, Breasts in photo album, Two women naked in home video, Nude people at a swingers get together, Full nudity in home video.
Of Note: The bald actor who plays a reporter interviewing Crane about midway through the film is Crane's real son, Bob Crane Jr. (Robert David Crane).
This was an interesting movie. I remeber watching reruns of Hogans Hero's as a kid but never really followed the show much. In this telling of the story Bob Crane who played Hogan in Hogans Heros had one of those friends that drags you down. One of those people that uses you to get things they can't get on their own. I think we all know of someone like that. Since it is well documented on how this story ends, it is of no suprise that it does not have a happy ending. For the most part I found the story to be interesting and it held my interest up until the last 20 minutes. At that point the story starts to turn south, not so much because of poor writing but because the lifestyle that Bob Crane lived was catching up with him. This movie is worth a watch but not something that you would rewatch, so if you can find it give it a rent.