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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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Credited cast:
Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Paul Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
Natalie Wood ... Herself (archive footage)
Portia de Rossi ... Herself
Debbie Reynolds ... Herself
Robert Wagner ... Himself
Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
James Dean ... Himself (archive footage)
Noah Wyle ... Himself
John Waters ... Himself
Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)
George Takei ... Himself
Lainie Kazan ... Herself
Connie Stevens ... Herself
Earl Holliman ... Himself
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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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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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Don't Let It Get Around
Written by Tab Hunter & Gwen Davis
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A first class documentary
22 June 2015 | by mmaloy9017See all my reviews

Tab Hunter has a life story no one else but he could do justice telling.

Thankfully, he's done it first with a book (2005) and now a very moving documentary.

This beautifully produced and directed film cleverly takes the viewer into his confidence touring his amazing life journey over 8 decades. The compelling stories he lets us in on are told with honesty, taste, wit, self-deprecation and a humility that is sadly uncommon in this 21st century of self-absorption and self-promotion. The secret almost all viewers will want to know about is not that during his intense fame he was a closeted gay man, a dangerous situation in the rigid era of the 1950's that led many to self-destruction. The real revelation that comes over you while watching this unique story is the focus, faith and character Hunter has and how he got it. It would give him the ability to endure all the seasons of his fame and his personal life challenges.

He was a product of "the studio system" during its twilight years when moguls like Jack Warner had total control over its movies and stars. For Tab that was sometimes a blessing or a curse. What becomes clear early on is whatever Tab Hunter put his focus on - acting, professional ice skating or horse riding - he always became a master at. The documentary has something for everyone interested in movie history, social mores, pop culture and most importantly - how someone can maintain dignity and character throughout a life with compromises that could have sent anyone else off a cliff.


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