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The movie Auto Focus was based on the book The Murder of Bob Crane.

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Movie details for Auto Focus

The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Paul Schrader, who also directed Affliction (1997). Auto Focus was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Bruce Solomon, Michael E. Rodgers, Kurt Fuller, Christopher Neiman, Lyle Kanouse, Donnamarie Recco, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Don McManus, Sarah Uhrich, Amanda Niles, Kelly Packard, Jeff Harlan and Kevin Kilner.

 

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Auto Focus captures the scandalous private life of Bob Crane, star of the German P.O.W. camp sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Greg Kinnear plays the affable comic actor, who nursed an obsession with sex--pornography, strippers, swinging, domination, and especial... Read More
Auto Focus captures the scandalous private life of Bob Crane, star of the German P.O.W. camp sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Greg Kinnear plays the affable comic actor, who nursed an obsession with sex--pornography, strippers, swinging, domination, and especially the videotaping of his own sexual exploits. His behavior led to the downfall of two marriages and enmeshed Crane in a strangely symbiotic relationship with a video equipment salesman named John Carpenter (Willem Dafoe); Carpenter provided the technology, and Crane (through the power of his fame) provided the girls. Their friendship ultimately wore thin and may have led to Crane's gruesome death. Auto Focus is a lot like an episode of Behind the Music, but with sex in the place of the usual downfall-causing drugs; though elegantly filmed, it doesn't delve too deeply into Crane's joy, and so never gets a genuine feel for his pain either. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for The Murder of Bob Crane

The Murder of Bob Crane was written by Robert Graysmith. The book was published in 1993 by Berkley. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Robert Graysmith also wrote Zodiac (1985).

 

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The national bestselling author of Zodiac and Zodiac Umasked "will keep readers turning the pages" (Detroit Free Press) with the unsolved murder of Bob Crane, star of TV's "Hogan's Heroes." Seven years after the show's cancellation, Crane was found strang... Read More
The national bestselling author of Zodiac and Zodiac Umasked "will keep readers turning the pages" (Detroit Free Press) with the unsolved murder of Bob Crane, star of TV's "Hogan's Heroes." Seven years after the show's cancellation, Crane was found strangled and bludgeoned to death, his nude corpse surrounded by pornographic snapshots of himself with numerous women, homemade videotapes of the actor's S&M orgies-and few clues to the killer's identity.