Auto Focus

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, nudity, language, some drug use and violence
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Biography, Crime, Drama
Length:
1 hr. 47 min.

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Marieh Delfino, Kurt Fuller | Directed by: Paul Schrader | Produced by: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Todd Rosken, Pat Dollard, Alicia Allain | Written by: Michael Gerbosi, Paul Schrader, Trevor Macy | Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Greg Kinnear, Michael E. Rodgers, and Willem Dafoe in Auto Focus

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: (from the producer) “…an absorbing glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of television’s hit comedy ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ (1965-1971). Capitalizing on his fame, Crane dove into the freewheeling spirit of the times with relish, having affairs with numerous women. (‘Auto Focus’ is a fascinating chronicle of American male sexual identity in the sixties and seventies.) Eventually, Crane teamed up with video technician John Carpenter to document his exploits, an association that may very well have led to his murder in a Scottsdale, Arizona motel room in 1978…”

Year of Release—2002

Viewer Comments
Neutral—While I would not recommend this film, because of the sexual content and warped attitude of Bob Crane. For those with a sexual or pornographic addiction, I would suggest seeing. Having a pornographic addiction, I went to see the film. What I saw was a man who was caught up in pornography and sex, go from a family man to one who had lost all values. Thus, ruining his career and life. Which ended in death in a flea bag hotel.

I must confess that it has caused me to cry out to the Lord for forgiveness of my sin and to overcome my addiction. It is a graphic, but true, portrayal of how sin will take you farther and deeper than you ever thought you would go. So, in a sense, if you want to see where your sin will take you, then see the movie. My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 3]
—RG, age 53

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