• Beefcake (1999)


Release Date: October 13th, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald profiles Bob Mizer (Daniel MacIvor), who made homosexual films and ran a prostitution ring in the 1960s.

Cast: Daniel MacIvor, Joshua Peace, Carroll Godsman, Jonathan Torrens, Jack Griffin Mazeika, Joe Dallesandro, Valentine Hooven, Jack LaLanne

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Channel Four Films, Mikado Films, Alliance Independent Films [ca], La Sept-Arte, Nova Scotia Film Development Corp, Odeon Films, Emotion Pictures, Téléfilm Canada

Distributors: Strand Releasing, Cult Filmes [br]

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    John PetrakisChicago Tribune

    Much to enjoy in this potpourri of silly fun and forbidden games, but a bit less ambition and a tad more focus might have helped.

  • 63
    Boston Globe

    It leaves you with an odd, sweet-and-sour taste - nostalgia painted in pastel colors, streaked with black smears. show more

  • 75
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Tries to have it both ways -- as a kitschy ode to bodybuilding culture and as a tragic story of a man who was persecuted for his dreams.

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