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      Beefcake

      Released Oct 13, 1999 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      57% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 51% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald profiles Bob Mizer (Daniel MacIvor), who made homosexual films and ran a prostitution ring in the 1960s. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This campy John Waters-que documentary-comedy is bound to satisfy many. It is also a story about resistance to censorship, entrepreneurship and individualism. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Goody mix of documentary and biopic. The biopic scenes are clearly done in an exaggerated 50's style. It's pretty entertaining. I particularly like the character of 'Red' during the courtroom scenes. The white guy who thinks he's black on "Trailer Park Boys" is in it and does this over-the-type 50's hipster lingo. Once again, I think it's intentional corniness. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Mockumentary about the muscles of the 50s, giving insight into the birth of the 'physique' magazines and why young men embraced such audacious poses for those mags. Not much acting to be judged, but on the entertainment values it was not too bad. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member La que es una buena historia para una excelente película, queda en el trasto, por una pobre producción, unas actuaciones mediocres y un sin fin de tonterias. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A pointed look into the undiscovered Hollywood. The seedy underbelly of 'those' magazines. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Like the melancholy remininces of an old relative who lived through an exciting, even harrowing time, but no longer possesses the mental faculties to really flesh out the tale they're spinning. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Russell Smith Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International Sorry debacle. Dec 11, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 14, 2005 Full Review Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS) Beefcake makes a good effort; ultimately, though, it's a little too wooden even for camp. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 4, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald profiles Bob Mizer (Daniel MacIvor), who made homosexual films and ran a prostitution ring in the 1960s.
      Director
      Thom Fitzgerald
      Screenwriter
      Thom Fitzgerald
      Distributor
      Cult Filmes [br], Strand Releasing
      Production Co
      Alliance Independent Films [ca], Odeon Films, Emotion Pictures, Téléfilm Canada, Nova Scotia Film Development Corp, La Sept-Arte, Mikado Films, Channel Four Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 13, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 19, 2000
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $276.0K
      Sound Mix
      Stereo