The People vs. Larry Flynt | 1996

Drama, Comedy
Biopic about the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.
Director: Milos Forman
Awards: 2 Golden Globe wins. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Larry Flynt

Actor

... Althea Leasure

Actor

... Isaacman

Actor

... Jimmy Flynt

Actor

... Ruth Carter Stapleton

Actor

... Charles Keating

Actor

... Arlo

Actor

... Chester

Actor

... Miles

Actor

... Simon Leis

Actor

... Jerry Falwell

Actor

... Roy Grutman

Actor

Company

Balsmeyer & Everett Inc

Production Company

Bran Ferren Group

Production Company

Production Company

Isaacman Kaufman & Painter

Production Company

Ixtlan Inc.

Production Company

J.G. Films Inc.

Production Company

Synopsis

It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. "Hustler" was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance. Its publisher, a grade-school dropout and Kentucky redneck, was nobody's hero, but circumstance would cast him as the era's last crusader. It was a role that brought Larry Flynt both ruin and glory. Flynt becomes the unlikely champion of the First Amendment when he takes his fight against the Rev. Jerry Falwell all the way to the Supreme Court. Though his life, both public and private, was a tale told to America in soundbites and headlines, behind the scenes raged a story less familiar but no less striking: a story encompassing love and loss, redemption and despair, madness and healing.

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