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Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 16 October 2015 (USA)
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The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

Director:

Jeffrey Schwarz

Writers:

Tab Hunter (based on the book written by), Eddie Muller (based on the book written by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Portia de Rossi ... Herself
Paul Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)
Natalie Wood ... Herself (archive footage)
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Robert Wagner ... Himself
Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Noah Wyle ... Himself
Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)
John Waters ... Himself
Lainie Kazan ... Herself
George Takei ... Himself
Tab Hunter ... Himself
Connie Stevens ... Herself
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Storyline

In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.

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Hollywood's All American Boy Had A Secret


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Секрет Тэба Хантера See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,945, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$85,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,812
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features Laura (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let It Get Around
Written by Tab Hunter & Gwen Davis
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intricate, substantive
6 June 2015 | by marjoriewleeSee all my reviews

Saw this film at the Berkshire FF and can't wait to see it again in Provincetown, MA. Mr. Hunter and Mr. Glaser received standing "O" at the end of the film and at their appearance for the Q and A's. For all of the intricacies of storytelling (it covers Hollywood history, Tab's personal history and struggles and the resolution he has come to) the film flows seamlessly. It is fascinatingly illustrated with studio stills, film clips, interviews and personal snapshots. Tab narrates the film, and his "concentration" as he looks at us is mesmerizing. He has shared incredible insights with his audience about his fame, his loves, his family....occasionally with a delightful, self-deprecating twinkle. Profoundly, however, it is his success as a human being that will touch us most.


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