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Behind the Candelabra (21-May-2013)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Richard LaGravenese

Based on a book: Behind the Candelabra by Scott Thorson; with Alex Thorleifson

Music Adapted by: Marvin Hamlisch

Producers: Gregory Jacobs; Susan Elkins; Michael Polaire

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Gay, Piano

Biographical drama examines Scott Thorson's secret relationship with legendary pianist Liberace.

ABSTRACT
Adapted from a 1988 tell-all memoir, Behind the Candelabra follows Scott Thorson, a young animal trainer for movies in Hollywood, as he is introduced to and eventually embarks on a fateful six-year relationship with famed concert pianist Liberace. Solid performances in this HBO Films production, which no mainstream studio was willing to produce. Filmed at Zsa Zsa Gabor's mansion in Bel Air.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Aykroyd
Actor
1-Jul-1952   Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit
Scott Bakula
Actor
9-Oct-1954   Quantum Leap
Matt Damon
Actor
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Michael Douglas
Actor
25-Sep-1944   Wall Street
Cheyenne Jackson
Actor
12-Jul-1975   30 Rock
Nicky Katt
Actor
11-May-1970   Harry Senate on Boston Public
Rob Lowe
Actor
17-Mar-1964   Brat-packer, Sam on The West Wing
Paul Reiser
Actor
30-Mar-1957   Mad About You
Debbie Reynolds
Actor
1-Apr-1932   Dancer, actress

CAST

Michael Douglas   ...   Liberace
Matt Damon   ...   Scott Thorson
Dan Aykroyd   ...   Seymour Heller
Scott Bakula   ...   Bob Black
Rob Lowe   ...   Dr. Jack Startz
Tom Papa   ...   Ray Arnett
Paul Reiser   ...   Scott's Attorney
Bruce Ramsay   ...   Carlucci
Nicky Katt   ...   Mr. Y
Cheyenne Jackson   ...   Billy Leatherwood
Mike O'Malley   ...   Tracy Schnelker
David Koechner   ...   Adoption Attorney
Boyd Holbrook   ...   Cary James
and
Debbie Reynolds   ...   Frances Liberace
Eric Zuckerman   ...   Lou
Eddie Jemison   ...   Assistant Director
Randy Lowell   ...   Director
Tom Roach   ...   Stunt Actor
Shamus Cooley   ...   Camera Assistant
John Smutny   ...   Sound Mixer
Jane Morris   ...   Rose Carracappa
Garrett M. Brown   ...   Joe Carracappa
Pat Asanti   ...   George Liberace
Casey Kramer   ...   Dora Liberace
James Kulick   ...   Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Witten   ...   Make-Up Artist
Deborah Lacey   ...   Gladys
Susan Todd   ...   Sue
Austin Stowell   ...   Backstage Flirt
Francisco San Martin   ...   Backstage Flirt
Anthony Crivello   ...   Stagehand
Kiff VandenHeuvel   ...   Scott's Half Brother, Wayne
Nikea Gamby-Turner   ...   Dorothy
Charlotte Crossley   ...   June
Josh Meyers   ...   Liberace's Attorney
Harvey Jacob Alperin   ...   Joel Strote
Jerry Clarke   ...   Dr. Ronald Daniels
Lisa Frantz   ...   Anchorwoman
Shaunt Benjamin   ...   Health Department Spokesman
John Philip Kavcak, MSC   ...   Priest at Funeral

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