Fiction

AUTO FOCUS

Paul Schrader
USA 2002
107min
V'02

Bob Crane, star of the 60s sitcom Hogans Heroes, was murdered in a Scottsdale, Arizona motel room in 1978. The prime suspect was his best friend John Carpenter no, not that John Carpenter, but a seedy video technician who introduced Crane to a dark world of sex, lies, and videotape. As portrayed in Paul Schraders fascinating Auto Focus, adapted from Robert Graysmiths book «The Murder of Bob Crane», Crane is less a sleaze ball than a mythic figure embarrassingly oblivious to just how close he was walking to the edge. Schraders approach to the seedy material is unusually gentle, which makes for a particularly uncomfortable viewing experience. (Ed Gonzalez)

Credits
  • Greg Kinnear - Bob Crane
  • Willem Dafoe - John Carpenter
  • Maria Bello - Sigrid Valdis
  • Rita Wilson - Anne Crane
  • Ron Leibman - Lenny
  • Bruce Solomon - Feldman
  • Michael E. Rodgers - Richard Dawson
  • Kurt Fuller - Klemperer/ Col. Klink
  • Christopher Neiman - Robert Clary/LeBeau
  • Lyle Kanouse - John Banner/ Sgt. Schultz
  • Ed Begley Jr. - Mel Rosen
  • Michael Gerbosi nach dem Buch «The Murder of Bob Crane» von Robert Graysmith
  • Mike Baumann
  • Fred Murphy
  • Kristina Boden
  • Angelo Badalamenti
  • James Chinlund
  • Julie Weiss
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