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Auto Focus (8-Sep-2002)

Director: Paul Schrader

Writer: Michael Gerbosi

Based on a book: The Murder of Bob Crane by Robert Graysmith

Music by: Angelo Badalamenti

Producers: Scott Alexander; Larry Karaszewski; Todd Rosken; Pat Dollard; Alicia Allain

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Kinky

Biopic about Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Begley, Jr.
Actor
16-Sep-1949   Meet the Applegates
Maria Bello
Actor
18-Apr-1967   Dr. Anna Del Amico on ER
Willem Dafoe
Actor
22-Jul-1955   Last Temptation of Christ
Catherine Dent
Actor
14-Apr-1965   Danni Sofer on The Shield
Kurt Fuller
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
Joe Grifasi
Actor
14-Jun-1944   The Bronx Is Burning
John Kapelos
Actor
8-Mar-1956   Det. Schanke on Forever Knight
Kevin Kilner
Actor
3-May-1958   Earth: Final Conflict
Greg Kinnear
Actor
17-Jun-1963   Talk Soup
Ron Leibman
Actor
11-Oct-1937   Kaz
Michael McKean
Actor
17-Oct-1947   This Is Spinal Tap, SNL
Kelly Packard
Actor
29-Jan-1975   April Giminski on Baywatch
Joseph D. Reitman
Actor
25-May-1968   Actor/Husband of Shannon Elizabeth
Vyto Ruginis
Actor
1956   Character actor
Rita Wilson
Actor
26-Oct-1956   Runaway Bride

CAST

Greg Kinnear   ...   Bob Crane
Willem Dafoe   ...   John Carpenter
Rita Wilson   ...   Anne Crane
Kurt Fuller   ...   Werner Klemperer
with
Maria Bello   ...   Patricia Olson / Patrica Crane
Ron Leibman   ...   Lenny
Ed Begley, Jr.   ...   Mel Rosen
Michael Rodgers   ...   Richard Dawson
Michael McKean   ...   Video Executive
Christopher Neiman   ...   Robert Clary
Bruce Solomon   ...   Edward H. Feldman
Lyle Kanouse   ...   John Banner
Donnamarie Recco   ...   Melissa / Mistress Victoria
Cheryl Lynn Bowers   ...   Cynthia Lynn
Don McManus   ...   Priest
Sarah Uhrich   ...   Victoria Berry
Amanda Niles   ...   Cocktail Waitress
Kelly Packard   ...   Dawson's Blond
Jeff Harlan   ...   Armand
Kevin Kilner   ...   Clayton Moore
Kevin Beard   ...   Hogan A.D.
Joe Grifasi   ...   Strip Club M.C.
Vyto Ruginis   ...   Nickie D
Nikita Ager   ...   Julie
Alex Meneses   ...   Emily
Cassie Townsend   ...   Elaine
Amber Griebel   ...   Jill
Hannah Feldner-Shaw   ...   Judy
Bob Crane, Jr.   ...   Interviewer
Arden Myrin   ...   Hippie Girl
Joseph D. Reitman   ...   Hippie Boy
Kitana Baker   ...   Schmile Girl
Gibby Brand   ...   Judge
Katie Lohmann   ...   Dallas Girl
Roderick McCarthy   ...   Bartender
Catherine Dent   ...   Susan
John Kapelos   ...   Bruno Gerussi
Shawn Reaves   ...   Bob Crane, Jr. at 20
Michael Tachovsky   ...   Bob Crane, Jr. at 12
Bruce Bauer   ...   Talk Show Host
Marieh Delfino   ...   Lori
Kitten De Ville aka Teri Geary   ...   Miss Kitty
Jade Ruggiero   ...   Angela
Porcelean Twinz   ...   Classic Cat Dancers
Owen Masterson   ...   Jack Chapman
Bill Marinella   ...   Subpoena Server
Jennifer Piper   ...   Dinner Theater Actress
Kelly (K.C.) Quann   ...   Blind Man's Bluff Girl
Danielle Petty   ...   Interview Montage Girl #1
Jennifer Coffmon   ...   Interview Montage Girl #2
Shelley Coleman-Hiestad   ...   Swinger
Christopher Hagard   ...   Scotty Crane
Jacob Hagard   ...   Scotty Crane

REVIEWS

Review by John F. Szczubelek (posted on 17-Feb-2005)

Auto Focus has been wrongly panned by critics who expected something warmer from director Paul Schrader. This is the guy who, in a paperback counterpart to the screenplay for Taxi Driver, wrote, "What's a heart without a head, a head without a cunt, cunt, cunt, without a heart?" If the thought of Bob Crane (played brilliantly by Greg Kinnear) capitalizing on his fame as Colonel Hogan for the purpose of bedding hippie chicks, strippers and waitresses during the heyday of the sexual revolution is not your bag, man, then rent a Disney flick and drink some chocolate milk. This movie captures the sexual abandon of the era like no other film. Willem Dafoe is chilling as Crane's bell-bottom and choker-wearing sidekick "Carpy." Watch this movie a few times. It will grow on you.


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