Rock Hudson

Overview

Rock Hudson is a TV-biopic oversimplification of the life and career of the durable screen idol. Most of the background material is based on the book by Phyllis Gates, who was briefly married to Hudson in the 1950s. The film recounts in fan-magazine fashion Hudson's rise from truck driver to movie star, then spends the last twenty minutes or so on his death from AIDS. Only a few of Hudson's personal and professional associates are depicted in the film: Daphne Ashbrook is seen as Phyllis Gates, Andrew Robinson ...
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Overview

Rock Hudson is a TV-biopic oversimplification of the life and career of the durable screen idol. Most of the background material is based on the book by Phyllis Gates, who was briefly married to Hudson in the 1950s. The film recounts in fan-magazine fashion Hudson's rise from truck driver to movie star, then spends the last twenty minutes or so on his death from AIDS. Only a few of Hudson's personal and professional associates are depicted in the film: Daphne Ashbrook is seen as Phyllis Gates, Andrew Robinson who'd portrayed Liberace in an earlier TV movie! plays Hudson's manager Henry Wilson, and Don Galloway portrays John Frankenheimer, who directed Hudson in Seconds. Rock Hudson himself is played by Thomas Ian Griffith, who came from obscurity and promptly went back after this film was completed.
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Special Features

Interactive menu; Chapter selection; Full screen presentation
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • UPC: 779836241399
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Direct Source Label
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Thomas Ian Griffith Rock Hudson
William R. Moses Marc Christian
Andrew Robinson Henry Wilson
Diane Ladd Kay
Daphne Ashbrook Phyllis Gates
Don Galloway
Mathieu Carrière
Michael Ensign
Jean Kasem
Jocelyn O'Brien
Mary Ellen Trainor
Thom Matthews Tim Murphy
Technical Credits
John Nicolella Director
Paul Chihara Score Composer
Diana Kerew Producer
Renee Palyo Producer
Peter Parasheles Editor
Richard Sherman Production Designer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
Dennis Turner Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rock Hudson
1. Chapter 1 [15:32]
2. Chapter 2 [16:55]
3. Chapter 3 [15:46]
4. Chapter 4 [14:57]
5. Chapter 5 [17:06]
6. Chapter 6 [11:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Rock Hudson
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Setup
      Audio: English 2.0 Surround
      Audio: Français 2.0 Surround
      Audio: Español 2.0 Surround
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