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The People vs. Larry Flynt
Man gagged by the American flag
Theatrical release poster featuring the Flag of the United States
Directed by Miloš Forman
Produced by Oliver Stone
Janet Yang
Michael Hausman
Written by Scott Alexander
Larry Karaszewski
Starring
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Philippe Rousselot
Edited by Christopher Tellefsen
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 13, 1996 (1996-10-13) (NYFF)
  • December 25, 1996 (1996-12-25) (United States)
Running time
129 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $35 million[2]
Box office $20.3 million[3]

The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.[4]

The film, written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, spans about 35 years of Flynt's life, from his impoverished upbringing in Kentucky to his court battle with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell. Though not a financial success, the film was lauded by critics, and garnered Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton and director Miloš Forman multiple accolades and award nominations.

Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and Miloš Forman for an Academy Award for Best Director at the 69th Academy Awards, but both lost.

Plot[edit]

In 1952,[5] 10-year-old Larry Flynt is selling moonshine in Kentucky. Twenty years later, Flynt and his younger brother, Jimmy, run the Hustler Go-Go club in Cincinnati. With profits down, Flynt decides to publish a newsletter for the club, the first Hustler magazine, with nude pictures of women working at the club. The newsletter soon becomes a full-fledged magazine, but sales are weak. After Hustler publishes nude pictures of former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, sales take off.

Flynt becomes smitten with Althea Leasure, a stripper who works at one of his clubs. With Althea and Jimmy's help, Flynt makes a fortune from sales of Hustler. With his success comes enemies - as he finds himself a hated figure of anti-pornography activists. He argues with the activists, saying that "murder is illegal, but if you take a picture of it, you may get your name in a magazine or maybe win a Pulitzer Prize. However, sex is legal, but if you take a picture of that act, you can go to jail." He becomes involved in several prominent court cases, and befriends a young lawyer, Alan Isaacman. In 1975, Flynt loses a smut-peddling court decision in Cincinnati but is released from jail soon afterwards on a technicality. Ruth Carter Stapleton, a Christian activist and sister of President Jimmy Carter, seeks out Flynt and urges him to give his life to Jesus. Flynt seems moved and starts letting his newfound religion influence everything in his life, including Hustler content.

In 1978, during another trial in Georgia, Flynt and Isaacman are both shot by a man with a rifle while they walk outside a courthouse. Isaacman recovers, but Flynt is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Wishing he was dead, Flynt renounces God. Because of the emotional and physical pain, he moves to Beverly Hills and spirals down into depression and drug use. During this time, Althea also becomes addicted to painkillers and morphine.

In 1983, Flynt undergoes surgery to deaden several nerves in his back damaged by the bullet wounds, and as a result, feels rejuvenated. He returns to an active role with the publication, which, in his absence, had been run by Althea and Jimmy. Flynt is soon in court again for leaking videos relating to the John DeLorean entrapment case, and during his courtroom antics, he fires Isaacman, then throws an orange at the judge. He later wears an American flag as an adult diaper along with an army helmet, and wears T-shirts with provocative messages such as "I Wish I Was Black" and "Fuck This Court." After spitting water at the judge Flynt is sent to a psychiatric ward, where he sinks into depression again. Flynt publishes a satirical parody ad in which Jerry Falwell tells of a sexual encounter with his mother. Falwell sues for libel and emotional distress. Flynt countersues for copyright infringement, because Falwell copied his ad. The case goes to trial in December 1984, but the decision is mixed, as Flynt is found guilty of inflicting emotional distress but not libel.

By that time, Althea has contracted HIV, which proceeds to AIDS. Some time later in 1987, Flynt finds her dead in the bathtub, having drowned. Flynt presses Isaacman to appeal the Falwell decision to the Supreme Court of the United States. Isaacman refuses, saying Flynt's courtroom antics humiliated him. Flynt pleads with him, saying that he "wants to be remembered for something meaningful". Isaacman agrees and argues the "emotional distress" decision in front of the Supreme Court, in the case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell in 1988. With Flynt sitting silently in the courtroom, the court overturns the original verdict in a unanimous decision. After the trial, Flynt is alone in his bedroom watching old videotapes of a healthy Althea.

Cast[edit]

Both Bill Murray and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Flynt.[6][7]

Reception[edit]

The People vs. Larry Flynt received generally positive reviews; based on 53 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 87%, with an average score of 7.7/10.[8]

Box office[edit]

The film was a hit in limited releases.[9] Based on a $35 million budget,[2] the film grossed a domestic total of $20,300,385.[3]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
69th Academy Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Woody Harrelson Nominated
Best Achievement in Directing Miloš Forman Nominated
47th Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award Miloš Forman Won
17th Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Edward Norton Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Courtney Love Won
2nd Critics' Choice Awards Best Motion Picture of the Year Michael Hausman, Oliver Stone and Janet Yang Nominated
9th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Edward Norton Won
Most Promising Actress Courtney Love Won
10th European Film Awards Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema Miloš Forman Won
1st Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Edward Norton Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Courtney Love Won
54th Golden Globe Awards Best Director — Motion Picture Miloš Forman Won
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski Won
Best Motion Picture — Drama Michael Hausman, Oliver Stone and Janet Yang Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama Woody Harrelson Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama Courtney Love Nominated
31st Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Motion Picture of the Year Michael Hausman, Oliver Stone and Janet Yang Won
22nd LAFCA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Edward Norton Won
68th National Board of Review Awards Freedom of Expression Award Miloš Forman and Oliver Stone Won
62nd New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Courtney Love Won
6th MTV Movie Awards Best Breakout Performance Courtney Love Nominated
1st Golden Satellite Awards Best Writing, Original Screenplay Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski Won
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Courtney Love Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Woody Harrelson Nominated
3rd Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Edward Norton Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Edward Norton Won
48th Writers Guild of America Awards Paul Selving Honorary Award Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski Won


The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:


Trivia[edit]

Larry Flynt made a cameo appearance in the film itself. He played the role of a court judge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (18)". British Board of Film Classification. January 14, 1997. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Collins, Scott (1997-03-01). "The Many People vs. 'Larry Flynt'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b The People vs. Larry Flynt at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^ "Milos Forman Explains Why He Made `The People Vs. Larry Flynt'". Chicago Tribune. 1996-12-27. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Movie Review: The People vs Larry Flynt (1996)". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Locke, Greg W. (26 August 2011). "The Top 25 Roles Bill Murray Didn't Take". Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Evans, Bradford (17 February 2011). "The Lost Roles of Bill Murray". Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "The People vs. Larry Flynt Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  9. ^ Brennan, Judy (1996-12-30). "Michael: Miracle at Box Office; Movies: Estimates show John Travolta's angel film setting a Christmas week record; 'Evita' and 'People vs. Larry Flynt' hit big in limited release". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  10. ^ "AFI's 10 Top 10 Nominees" (PDF). Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 

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