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Rock Hudson (1990)

Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife, Phyllis Gates, and on the court records from the civil suit brought by his ... See full summary »

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Dennis Turner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Rock Hudson
Daphne Ashbrook ... Phyllis Gates
William R. Moses ... Marc Christian
Andrew Robinson ... Henry Willson
Thom Mathews ... Tim Murphy
Michael Ensign ... Mark Miller
Diane Ladd ... Kay
Joycelyn O'Brien Joycelyn O'Brien ... Sally
Don Galloway ... John Frankenheimer
Mathieu Carrière ... French Doctor
Lawrence Dobkin ... Raoul Walsh (as Larry Dobkin)
Jean Kasem ... Madge
George Christy ... Reporter
John Shepard John Shepard ... Captain 'Fighter Squadron'
Francis Guinan ... Carl
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Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife, Phyllis Gates, and on the court records from the civil suit brought by his former lover, Marc Christian. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La double vie de Rock Hudson See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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MOVIE STARDOM BEFORE GENDER
14 April 2002 | by Michel_RussellSee all my reviews

The actor who portrayed Rock Hudson can only have been picked because of his brief resemblance to the late star. His acting was not on par with the later movie star, nor did he have the charisma to be a star. It gave the impression that Rock Hudson chose to stay in the closet rather than come out. Perhaps in those 'dark old days' you would have been finished if you 'came out', but at least his life-long friend, George Nader did not hide it. The best actor in it was definitely William R Moses who played Marc Christian who I believe wrote a book about his experiences with Rock and his court case senario - I have tried for years to get the book all to no avail -! Perhaps it should be refilmed with more on his career and even more on his love life.


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